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Is Anyone Out There? Is Anyone In Here?

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?

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There are no coincidences

Last year when Chroi was in training with Cori, Cori sent me a lead on a cart for sale. The price was good and it looked perfect for Chroi. Unfortunately, because of everything that had happened, we couldn’t have afforded a cart at even a fraction of the price. I called the seller anyway, but didn’t get a response.… Continue reading There are no coincidences

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Are we making progress yet?

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?

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The Soul of the Family

“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

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Next chapter: Off to Driving Training

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

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Adventures in driving training

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

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Progressing with “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”

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Family horsey time!

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!

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Ground work

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

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Goings on

Just a short montage of our days. I’m busily obsessed with preparing for a harp performance the first weekend in March. Chroi provides an island of sanity in the midst of my freaked-outness.   I love this Unicorn. I’ve been free-longeing Chroi to help get her in better shape. Right now it only takes her… Continue reading Goings on