I don’t remember what the date was, but I will never forget the first time I met Cori Trout. I was searching for a trainer to help Chroi and I along our journey to becoming a driving team, and I called Cori- someone I’d never before met or spoken with (do you have any idea… Continue reading Been there, done that, got the t shirt
Home – Health – Horse Home At last- home internet! I guess that’s progress right there… AND, I didn’t have to do it myself- my husband got it done! Speaking of DIY, in the last few weeks while we’ve been settling into a new home in a new city, I’ve learned a lot about troubleshooting,… Continue reading Are we making progress yet?
No blog posts lately because: Moving. It stinks. There’s no silver lining. Well, okay, I guess there’s some silver lining. We have an actual house. I have a pantry. I have a garage. I have a back yard. And it’s a single story. These things alone give me the happies. We don’t have internet. Because I can’t find our old cable… Continue reading Very quick update!
“You need to write about what Chroi has meant to you during this time,” my husband texted me. During this time when I’ve felt darker and heavier, more sad and more depressed than I even realized until someone wedged her way through my door to offer me a hand up. However, when I sat down… Continue reading The Soul of the Family
On June 22nd we undertook our next chapter: driving training. Chroi will be in training with Cori of CERT Horsemanship. Training began straight from day 1, with Chroi’s first “session” being loading her in the trailer. Watching Cori work with her was such a pleasure and a relief: a pleasure because she was completely calm,… Continue reading Next chapter: Off to Driving Training
At the beginning of April my husband was hit by a car while he was crossing the street in a crosswalk. It shattered his left leg and left him with fractures throughout his body. On top of 6 months of unemployment, it was utterly devastating. We’ve not had insurance. We’ve not had income. We had… Continue reading C’est la vie (or rather, life with ADA compliance)
Driving! I’d love to train Chroi to drive a two-wheeled cart. To that end, I’ve done a bit of really informal work with her ground driving. I’ve never driven, nor have I ever trained a driving horse, so I plan to do as much of the groundwork with her as I can and enlist professional… Continue reading Adventures in driving training
I have a hard time actually labeling myself a “trainer,” but at the same time I guess anytime you’re working with a horse you are, ostensibly, training it. I’m really excited because it seems to me that Chroi is progressing nicely, in spite of the fact that I’m not really a “trainer.” So what are… Continue reading Progressing with “Training”
I love it that my Big Girl is starting to regularly request visits to Chroi. I love it when Daddy comes along. I love it when we all go to the barn. Usually Babs runs around, Big Girl plays in the mud, Daddy chases everyone, and I pretend to be oblivious to it all while… Continue reading Family horsey time!
I’m not riding much these days for two reasons: one, I have been spending as much time as possible working on music; two, I don’t have a saddle. That’s totally okay, though, because there’s no such thing as too much ground work! Actually, I’ve been thinking about ground driving Chroi for quite a while but… Continue reading Ground work