Looking For Another Horse This Spring? Consider Fostering or Adopting Your Next Horse!

The next time you think about adding another horse to your herd, why not consider fostering or adopting a horse from a rescue center? I have both fostered and adopted. My experiences with both were largely rewarding. I also learned a lot about myself and my horsemanship skills, particularly where my strengths and weaknesses lie.… Continue reading Looking For Another Horse This Spring? Consider Fostering or Adopting Your Next Horse!

“When Your Friend Stops Riding” Essay

In addition to writing this blog, I compose periodic freelance pieces. Today, the website Horse Nation kindly published my essay entitled "When Your Friend Stops Riding". I don't see this topic addressed very often in the horse world. It can certainly bring up strong emotions for those involved. I think that makes it all the… Continue reading “When Your Friend Stops Riding” Essay

Ideas For Record Keeping For The Backyard Horse Owner

The Complete Equine Organizer I am one of those people that enjoys record keeping the old fashioned way using hard copies. I find gathering, sorting, labeling and filing to be very satisfying. Don't judge me. Of course, if the record keeping and organizing is horse-related? Even better! I divide my horse paperwork into four main… Continue reading Ideas For Record Keeping For The Backyard Horse Owner

Ten Ideas For Staying In The Saddle If You Struggle With Riding Alone

In my previous post, I mentioned some challenges of staying in the saddle as a backyard horse owner. Definitely among them is the issue of riding alone. While some prefer the experience of riding solo, I venture to guess that many more find it difficult.  If you want to ride at home, think about how you can either avoid… Continue reading Ten Ideas For Staying In The Saddle If You Struggle With Riding Alone

KEEPING YOURSELF IN THE SADDLE WHILE KEEPING HORSES AT HOME

My horse, Bear, and I enjoying a nice canter during a lesson on a warm February day out West. Even though I also kept Bear at home while living in Colorado, we regularly trailered off the property for instruction. Every time I get on a horse, I have to refrain myself from squealing with delight!… Continue reading KEEPING YOURSELF IN THE SADDLE WHILE KEEPING HORSES AT HOME