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

Horses · Olaf the Gentle Giant

I rode bareback for a year and this is what happened…

If you’re an equestrian, you’ve no doubt heard of No Stirrup November. It’s when riders all over the globe try riding without stirrups. Some of them go bareback and some remove the stirrups leathers and irons from their saddles. The goal is to improve your riding by forcing yourself to use your seat and not… Continue reading I rode bareback for a year and this is what happened…

Lessons from a Mule

Lessons from a Mule #2- We are doing endurance (kinda)!

This weekend I’m taking my mule Ellie to an intro endurance ride. I want to write down my thoughts beforehand so that after the ride I can come back and reflect on what I *thought* I would accomplish vs. what I actually accomplished. First, a little history. I bought my first horse 10 years ago… Continue reading Lessons from a Mule #2- We are doing endurance (kinda)!