FOTD Crocus!

This morning I awoke to a skiffer of snow on the ground and the temperature was below freezing. I felt pretty low about that. But the sun came out and this afternoon look what I saw on the south side of our house. Crocus! What a difference it made to see these lovely little flowers….

Ride That Horse!

Hello again! Yesterday I posted about the no stirrups work I did in my lesson last week with my coach Belinda Trussell. When I took my stirrups back we did canter work. Then, after a break, I asked to do some trot work . I wanted to see how it felt to ride the trot…

Who Needs a ‘Change of Scenery’?

With all the Covid lockdowns and restrictions, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum, I think many of us need a change of scenery. So when Wandering Dawgs , who is hosting this weeks Lens Artists challenge, chose Change Of Scenery as the challenge I was delighted. We have had some warmer weather and sunshine in the last…

Is It Only One Year Ago?

Just one year ago I had spent the weekend showing at White Fences in Loxahatchee Florida. The USEF had announced that all horse shows would be cancelled going forward due to Covid 19. Remember when we used to give Covid a number? There was to have been one more show for the White Fences Championship…

Dale Dedrick Paralympian Competes in Combined Driving!

Hello Again! I am so glad you came back today to read the second part of my post about Paralympian Dale Dedrick. Today Dale will tell us more about what she is doing now . Dale you have not been deterred by a serious heart condition that prevents you from riding horses but you have…

Paralympian Dale Dedrick. Against the odds she’s driving on!

Dale Dedrick is an extraordinary woman. She was on a career path to being an orthopedic surgeon when fate threw a spanner in the works. Her health history is a series of calamities that would have had most people retiring to their Lazy Boy recliners. But not Dale. I interviewed her back in 2017. Click…

Facts about riding the Hot Tamale Horse!

A Hot Tamale horse! This is not a reference to the physical temperature of the horse but it could refer to the horse being “spicy”. In my lesson with my coach Belinda Trussell this week Biasini became a Hot Tamale Horse! He is not a horse that has a “hot” temperament but he can become…

Natural Light and the Vigilant Horse!

Here is a photo of the arena on cloudy day a few weeks ago. Here is a sunny day. One of the nice things about this arena is that large window with so much natural light coming in. Horses are highly vigilant. They are aware of even the smallest changes in their surroundings. This is…