Life

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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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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Untamed is a mindset.

Untamed. Unconfined, left to do as it will. The whole house has gutters, the barn too. But not this porch outside of my bedroom. “No gutters please”, I said to the builders. “The water will cause damage”, they said. “It will wash out the hill.” “It’s ok.” I said to them. But in my head,…

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The old bay mare

The old bay mare. It doesn’t bother me to call her that because she was mine. My first horse. And I named her Bay. Not the most creative name but she didn’t hold it against me. On nights like this, when the weather is frigid, thoughts of her pop into my mind. I’m not sure…

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Homemade Rustic Bridle Rack Instructions

I posted my top five gift ideas for horse owners and few days ago and one of them was a homemade bridle rack. Many of you asked for pictures…so heres a picture and instructions! Items needed: 1) rough cut board 2) spare pieces of firewood 3)screws. Instructions: 1) Cut firewood into small pieces 2) screw…

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Which comes first: Inspiration or Action?

Inspiration strikes…hopefully followed by action. Although I often find that action is require first, and inspiration then follows.  Lets break this down because that may have been a bit confusing. EXTERNAL inspiration, watching someone do something amazing with their horse, often feels…inspiring.  But how many people take action? A few. But not as many as…

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