Schatzi Goes to a New Home

When you buy a horse on your own for the first time, you don’t really think about the possibility of having to sell that horse. You just dream of all the things you’re going to do together and the places you’re going to go. So when the time came for me to seriously think about how happy Schatzi and I were, reality hit me hard. I wasn’t happy, because she was too much horse for me. She wasn’t happy because I wasn’t enough rider for her. It took a lot of prayer and ruminating on my thoughts before I came to a decision that we both needed a new situation.

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Equestrian Winter Essentials

This is probably THE most appropriate week to write this post since it’s below zero in Indiana and feels like a frozen tundra!! For the last few years, I’ve slowly figured out that if you want to keep your toes when you’re working out in the barn in the wintertime, it’s best to start stocking up on some really good winter gear to keep you warm and toasty, even when it’s absolutely freezing outside. The first year that I had a horse and started taking my share of cleaning stalls, I muddled through the winter, because I was too cheap to actually buy what I needed. So I stuck with my fuzzy socks and thermals under my jeans. It worked, but I was still freezing my tookus off….

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The Journey To A Balanced Seat

I really get jealous sometimes of people that have been riding forever. I know you have to start somewhere, but it’s easier being where you want to be and looking back at where you were than it is to struggle through the journey. When I look at where I am right now in my own journey, I really envy riders that have great balance. You know the ones I’m talking about! The riders that look like they just naturally have the feel for their horse and they automatically move as one. The ones that look like riding a horse is simple…

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2019: A Fresh Start All Around….Setting Goals for the Year and An Announcement….

There are two ways to look at how you celebrate New Years. You’re either the “new year, new me” type or the “why should I set goals and put pressure on myself” type. Personally, I’m a little bit of both. I love to set goals for myself to take on through the year to try to better myself as a human being. However, when things go awry when I’m attempting to do that, I always wonder why I put the extra pressure on myself in the first place. There’s a good reason to set goals and put a little bit of pressure on yourself. If there is no pressure, there is no change. So I suppose if you’re happy with things the way they are (and seriously, let us know the secret if that is the case!), there’s no need for it. But we’re human so……………

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Sasha: The Rescue Dog Who Rescued Me

I thought I’d switch things up a little today friends.  Where this is mainly a blog concerning all things horses, I’m a boxer lover and occasionally, they have to make an appearance!  If you follow me on social media, you know that I have a rescued boxer girl named Sasha.  She’s a funny little dog that we rescued almost one year ago and who inadvertently rescued me as well….but then again, don’t all rescue dogs actually rescue the human?

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My First Horseback Riding Lesson with Tara LaFave from Double Dutch Farm

Hi guys!  I hope you’ve had a good week so far.  Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner and I’m seriously looking forward to some time off from work, spending time with family making memories and eating some pumpkin pie slathered in whipped cream!  Don’t give me a hard time.  That’s the only way you should be eating your pumpkin pie….. 🙂  Tonight,  we’ll be having our annual Friendsgiving meal with some sweet friends and playing some games.  Check out my Instagram for pictures and videos on my story! Continue reading “My First Horseback Riding Lesson with Tara LaFave from Double Dutch Farm”

The Keys to Success: Creating a Strong Equestrian Support System

For those of you who do not know, I’m a Respiratory Therapist/Registered Sleep Technician.  Basically, I watch people stop breathing in their sleep, and then correct it so they can live a happy, heart attack and stroke free life.  🙂  When you hold a board certified medical credential, you have to maintain that credential by obtaining something called CEU/CEC’s or Continuing Education Credits.  If you don’t get so many of these credits within a certain amount of time every two years/five years, you lose your credential and have to sit for another board exam.  What in the world does this have to do with horses you ask?  Plenty!  Keep reading…… Continue reading “The Keys to Success: Creating a Strong Equestrian Support System”