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Been there, done that, got the t shirt

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

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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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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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Ground perspective

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