Life takes no prisoners. Dreams don’t make themselves come true. It’s easy to become mired in the day-to-day, isn’t it? Two and a half years with Chroi now, and so many big life changes that came on her heels (fetlocks?). All this time passed, and what do I have to show for it? In March… Continue reading Is Anyone Out There? Is Anyone In Here?
I was taught that the more eyes you could get on a project, paper, or anything really that you’re doing that you want to improve at, the better. So I’ve gotten out of my comfort zone and bugged a few people to come and assist me and Chroi. One of those people is Julie, who… Continue reading Total Inadequacy
I drafted this post a little over a year ago! I still remember the day as clear as a photograph in my mind. I wish I’d gotten it published in a more timely manner. It may have taken a year to tell this story, but I feel like it’s still worth telling. And so, without… Continue reading Public Meltdowns- a post-dated story of a stranger’s kindness
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”
After our fail at cantering under saddle I felt I should rethink my approach. I really haven’t been sure what to do so I’ve simply taken things back to basics with groundwork and lungeing. Tonight was our second night simply lungeing. Chroi was doing well so I asked her to canter. There, many things became… Continue reading Ground perspective
Chroi and I went out for what technically was our second ride, but I feel like it was our first. I say “technically” because our first ride was with our friend, Koren. I was too nervous to get on Chroi myself, especially without backup. Well that’s changed, and thank goodness! I’m feeling more confident and ready… Continue reading Our second “first ride”
Chroi and I had our first ride today! Oh my God am I so excited! My friend Koren came along for moral support. Well, okay, the truth is she came along because I didn’t want to be the one to get a concussion if Chroi decided riding wasn’t her forte. Besides, unknown horse + not-confident… Continue reading First Ride