Monthly Archives: June 2011

simple work for making change

“The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me,” ~ Gwendolen, The Importance of Being Earnest. More riding today of Z. We are doing some very basic stuff that is all about laying a foundation for the future. … Continue reading

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training increments

Now that Z has been home, watching her being ridden and riding her myself, my plan on her training has become clearer to me. My purpose on sending her to RH has been accomplished – she knows about having a … Continue reading

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“She’s not like other people’s grandmothers….”┬áReuben Starkadder, Cold Comfort Farm Over the course of my ownership of Z, it’s been hard to convince people about her personality. Memorably, was the time I was in the Carolyn Resnick online clinic and … Continue reading

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One thing that people are often unaware of, is that riding and working with your horse will bring up a lot of emotional upheaval that doesn’t necessarily pertain to the riding. When I left Molly’s the other day I was … Continue reading

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Z in review (as things stand)

Probably due to injuries and the unrelenting heat, but I have been very unmotivated to post about Z and what has been going on. However, I need to push through that and get some thoughts down in blogland so I … Continue reading

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