Horses

Bridleless riding on my old racehorse…

Baron turned 18 this month. I wish he were a little calmer at this stage in his life, but alas, he is and will always be a thoroughbred, which means that he will always be just a bit more excitable than his colder-blooded cousins. Since I’ve moved, I’ve had to ride alone because the other… Continue reading Bridleless riding on my old racehorse…

Horses

If you want to practice mindfulness, get a horse…

Ever hear anyone say “Be Here Now?” Ever hear anyone talk about meditation or mindfulness? Have you ever tried to meditate? I have, and I failed miserably. Do you know how hard it is to clear your mind and be still, especially when all of our brains are so hyped up on digital stimulation? Mindfulness… Continue reading If you want to practice mindfulness, get a horse…

Horses

The One Thing I Did That Made Me a Better Trail Rider

I did one thing that made me a better trail rider and horse owner in general. It wasn’t following any particular trainer or method, it wasn’t watching any particular video or reading any particular book, and it wasn’t even taking lessons. It was learning about endurance riding. I had never heard of endurance riding until… Continue reading The One Thing I Did That Made Me a Better Trail Rider