Life

Visiting Melbourne, Australia

It would seem that my ‘time zone change at home’ project may have worked! For about 12 days before we left home, I started shifting my sleep/awake times. Most notably I shifted my coffee drinking times. Just before leaving I was drinking my ‘morning’ coffee at 3 pm and my ‘afternoon’ coffee at 9 pm.…

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Travel: Leaving the horses at home

Owning horses is a lifestyle choice. Feeding, cleaning and caring for them is often considered by those around us (who don’t own horses) to look a lot like a full-time job. Or at least a very full part time job. I admit, it is. We choose it and we love it. Which is why leaving the…

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3 scary horse stories just in time for Halloween 2018

Here are some ‘scary’ horse stories for you to enjoy, plus many more in the comments! Feel free to add yours! Story #1 My husband and I volunteer at a horse rescue and one early spring day a few years ago were involved in a rescue training exercise that involved a life-size but very lightweight…

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Do it again…and again.

If you found your way to this post, and you’ve been to this website before, you probably notice a few changes. Ok, a LOT of changes. A do-over of sorts. I remember a time earlier in my life when I treated progress as a checklist. Completed grade 4. Completed grade 5. Completed grade 6. On…

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Day 1: Bringing the nurse mare foals home

A quick blog, late at night, to update everyone on the foals… …as of 3:15 this afternoon we officially loaded up our nurse mare foals and headed home! Both foals came with names that Last Chance Corral had given them. The little draft cross on the left with the white mark on his face is…

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Thank You for Loving Me…

This visit to Last Chance Corral planted a seed. The seed that it planted grew into me adopting Presto in 2016. I’m so happy I did and I look forward to giving you even more updates this year!

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Phone call contest time!!!

I’ve teamed up with my sponsor, Tekonsha, to run a ‘Win a Phone call with Stacy’ contest. The rules are on their Facebook page. Look for this photo and follow the direction on their Facebook page. The last time we did this I had a great conversation with Theresa. Maybe this time it will be…

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Day 2: A Masterclass with Charlotte Dujardin

What did I gallop home and try? Keep reading and find out…but first, let me tell you a bit more about the clinic. The clinic format was the same five riders each day. As an auditor, it was like watching five individual 45-minute riding lessons. Each horse was at a different level of training and…

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Day 1: A Masterclass with Charlotte Dujardin

Would it surprise you to know that I take my own advice when I attend clinics? What advice is that? I’m glad you asked! look for similarities. When you find similarities you will find a thread of training theory that runs true. be open-minded about the new ideas you hear So often the opposite of…

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