It’s Simple.

Whenever I have a lesson, it always goes the same. I start by warming up. Raven always feels good, with some room for improvement, but that's what a lesson is for, right? We start warming up over jumps and it's easy to see that we only jump once a week. We're slow to remember everything we … Continue reading It’s Simple.

Time for some spring cleaning…of bad habits

It's that time of year again. The weather is better, horses can stretch their legs, you aren't in the mud all the time. It's also when your horse's energy is sky high and their ground manners could probably use a good brushing up. I wrote a post similar to this (here's the link), but let's review the basics so … Continue reading Time for some spring cleaning…of bad habits

Interested in 3-Day Eventing?

    Oh my, where to start. This sport has so much to talk about! Eventing is not for the faint of heart. While eventing is ridiculously fun, it is also takes a ton of discipline and learning. I miss it, and after you're done reading this post, you'll understand why everyone is addicted to it as … Continue reading Interested in 3-Day Eventing?

Thanksgiving

Hi, all! So I've been gone awhile....sorry! Grad school is kicking my butt. Not gonna lie I have been so busy and today I totally forgot to shower and I didn't realize that until just now. But anyways, on to what I actually wanted to say. I tried something new and hopped on the Western … Continue reading Thanksgiving

Senior Pictures with Horses: How-To

I recently graduated from college and....ohmygosh I'm an alum!! So weird to think about, but I'm so happy I now have a bachelors. Even though I will no longer be in college, I still will post tips and college experiences, because well, because college is really damn hard. Since I just finished a huge task, … Continue reading Senior Pictures with Horses: How-To

In Response…

Recently, Eventing Nation posted an article titled, 'Is This Sport Safe Enough? Breaking Down the Latest Eventing Statistics.' I believe that this article is very appropriate for all riders to read, whether eventers or not. The eventing world has seen some hard times in the past couple of months as multiple riders (and horses) have … Continue reading In Response…

Combatting Stall Rest

We've all been there. When your vet mutters the dreadful words that your prime competition horse is lame and needs time off, a little piece of soul dies. Recently, Raven somehow hurt herself and needed a couple of months off. This wasn't our first rodeo, so I came up with a couple tips I've learned … Continue reading Combatting Stall Rest

Show Time!

I'm about to head out to the Santa Barbara jumper show! I've never competed in a sole jumper show. My past showing experience has been primarily eventing, so this will be a new and fun experience! One thing that I think everyone can relate with me on is that packing for shows is a process. Not … Continue reading Show Time!

You Can Never Learn Too Much

Even though I have had the pleasure of riding multiple of horses, I still feel like I know nothing about bits. I work at an online tack store and I often get a lot of questions about bits. First of all, I know the difference between a loose ring, double jointed snaffle, a pelham, a … Continue reading You Can Never Learn Too Much