Note, this post was originally written only a few months after we brought Chroi “home,” and it sat in my drafts for a long time because…. Well, I don’t really know why. Maybe it just was too personal, or maybe I didn’t feel like I’d said it the way I wanted. Whatever the reason, here… Continue reading The Soul of the Family
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
After more than a year of planning, And more than a handful of “roadblocks,” Chroi is officially “in cart!” I wish I had documented and updated as much as I’d originally “intended” (something about paving stones for a specific road…?), because it’s been quite a process and a project! From introducing her to the… Continue reading Chroi is pulling a cart! & I’m pulling all-nighters…
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?
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
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’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
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