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A Work in Progress...... · 4M ago

Sizing Up The Great Red Menace

"The Great Red Menace" is my nickname for Jack, because a horse with a four letter name absolutely needs a four word nickname. He's not really too much of a menace, either.... unless you cou...
A Work in Progress...... · 4M ago

Finally, Something That Can Be Fixed.... Probably (Maybe)

I think we have a winner in Steroid Injection Roulette!My Sacroiliac Joint!Wooohoooo!I had it injected 3 weeks ago, and my pain and function are markedly improved. I can stand up straight an...
A Work in Progress...... · 6M ago

And Then Everyone Was Lame.

I make a plan to get my ass in gear, and then it all goes to hell.After Jack's saddle fitting, it rained for three days straight. Somewhere in that time frame, Jack decided to brew up an abs...
A Work in Progress...... · 6M ago

Sometimes You Need A Kick In The Ass

This past week I had Spider's saddle fitted to Jack. I expected this to be a tear-filled event. I cried when I sent the email to the Saddler. I cried when he set a date to come out. I cried ...
A Work in Progress...... · 7M ago

Is This What Getting "Old" Feels Like?

I look at pictures from the last 15 years of my riding career, and I realize that most of the horses in them have died.It's..... I don't know how to describe it.... Humbling?..... Reality Ch...
A Work in Progress...... · 7M ago

Coming Back

It's been a month since Spider died, and I still haven't ridden. I did drive a pony the other day, and that was fun... but it's not riding.I kept trying to use my seat to stop and turn. It d...
A Work in Progress...... · 8M ago

One Week

One week since he died. I made it through the day without sobbing or even any actual tears. Loads of almost tears, but more of a bittersweet feeling than actual heartbreak. The farm is so di...
A Work in Progress...... · 8M ago

Larger Than Life

I'm truly awestruck by the outpouring of condolences and love that Spider has received. I knew he was special to me, but I had no idea how many other lives he had touched. He was truly large...
A Work in Progress...... · 8M ago

RIP Spider, 1993-2016

Today I unexpectedly lost my best friend, my partner of over a decade, and the best horse I have ever owned. I'm gutted.Godspeed, Spider. We miss you so much. 
A Work in Progress...... · 8M ago

Best Purchase Ever

Packing and unpacking the horse trailer is always tedious because it takes so many trips. I've seen other people with big saddle/bridle racks on wheels, but they're sort of big and unwieldy....