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
With a new teeny tiny human in the house comes a new learning curve. Even if a mother has “been there, done that” there’s still an adjustment period with a new baby. Enter the chaos. This has been the hardest adjustment yet. Or has it? I know I struggled with adjusting to life with one,… Continue reading Baby steps
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 suppose a TMI warning is in order. I’m a bit of what some people call a “birth junkie.” I actually have training as a birth worker and I once had plans to go into midwifery. So, birth and all things related don’t bother me. Body fluids, genitalia, casual placenta talk and more are all… Continue reading A birth story
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!
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