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Urban Trail ride…to the donut store!

Urban trail riding is a bit different than my usual trail riding but it was fun! Maybe it’s just me but I think everything looks better from the back of a horse. Thanks to the Chino Hills Horseman’s Association for bringing me to California for your event. Thanks to Rancho de Felicidad for hosting me.…

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How do you pick where you’re going to live?

This was originally posted in 2016…I’m healthy and fine…but still trying to let people know that we don’t live in Texas (see the bottom of this post for more on that:) ———————- I’m simultaneously excited and exhausted. Excited because I’m finally making my big announcement in this blog (give me a minute) and exhausted because-…

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3 fixes for mud in horse pastures

I’ve lived in different areas of the country and seen many ways to deal with muddy pastures and paddocks. Some places don’t really have to deal with mud while others have lovingly nicknames spring ‘mud season’. I currently live in Ohio. If I had HUGE pastures the horses might not tear up the footing but…

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Thank You for Loving Me…Video of nurse mare foals

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! Update: Presto is now two and a half years old. Below, in the comments, Marcia mentioned her teenaged nurse mare…

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Horse training requires long term thinking on bad days.

My body hurts. I’m moving slow. I’m thinking slower.  My time zone change experiment three weeks ago, where I slowly changed my body clock to match Australia, worked. I arrived in Australia in pretty good shape. Coming home I went cold turkey. I did nothing to switch my body back…and now I feel it. My…

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Visiting Craig’s hut & The Man from Snowy River location

Five days at a horse expo means five days of seeing horses, touching horses and talking horses. You would think that after it ended the desire to look for horses would diminish but…nope. To finish our time here in Australia we did pick some things that were slightly less related to horses. Maybe. First up…

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Equitana 2018…where to begin

A four-day event like Equitana Australia is hard to sum up in a blog post. One of the best parts of traveling to horse expos is the great people I get to meet. This year Jesse and I had the chance to hang out with the other star presenters Chris Burton & Pedro Torres. I’ve made…

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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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