RH Spring – Spoiler: two clean xc rounds!

Well… this time around showing both boys, I had over an hour between dressage rides, which was AWESOME! Forrest’s score went down about 5 points from last time to a 39.8.  He still “leapt” into the canter, which the judge knocked me for, but I’m glad she didn’t see how bad it used to be, […]

RH Winter II – More highs, more lows

This weekend, Monte and I set out to redeem ourselves while Alloy and I hoped to have a nice move up to Training from Novice.  And, well, it all worked out in the end. I finally started posting in my dressage tests with Monte along with going for a lower level frame, and it paid off […]

A Rant on Mares – a good one

You can’t judge a good book by its cover. The same goes for horses, especially when considering gender. A woman e-mailed me the other day about two mares I have for sale. “I’m an advanced beginner and want something to build my confidence,” she wrote. “Would either of these horses work for me?” Either would […]

Rocking Horse Winter II Recap/Hindsight

Rocking Horse II has come and gone, as has the prospect of my hopeful training horse thanks to the owner’s truck breaking down.  I did manage to pay my entry fee, but God forbid I ever actually get ahead! The two horses I had going both competed at Novice: Forrest aka Alloy in Novice Horse […]