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Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

Good start..

I rode Phil today, for the second time after a two week break, with no stirrups. It's not a super great ride because my legs were bothering him due to the whole no stirrup thing.Here's the v...
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

They say owning horses will make you broke....

Things have been going really well with Phil. He's getting the idea of connection and is really starting to be able to keep his concentration while we are working. Sure, he sometimes gets distracted and might even spook a tiny bit, but overall I can ...
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

You say it's your birthday......

Phil turned 11 today! Birthday pics right here! (Thanks Z for the hat!)Also here is a shot of his sexy bod! He really looks great right now. We're making some progress on training too. 
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

Proof that horses don't understand economics

Kaswyn says "This doesn't matter because blankets are free!"
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

A Familiar Feeling

Phil and I have been putting in some great rides lately. We had a fantastic lesson three weeks ago and, as usual, my trainers instruction has helped in huge ways. Before the lesson I had been concentrating on keeping Phil's neck loose, since his firs...
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

The Horse Pesterer

The other day I only had a short time to spend at the barn. That meant no riding, but I di...
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

Boots don't lie

Well I'm back to riding. A few observations: Dressage boots with no zipper or elastic will...
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

Taking a rest

It's not just Phil that's taking a little break, it's me too. I'm not able to ride right now. I had to have surgery on my face to remove a small bit of basal cell carcinoma. Before you get a...
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

Mother's Day ride

Mother's Day for me started off with a lovely breakfast in bed served by my girls (assist from Craig, of course). Then I was off to the barn to see my pony boys. I rode Phil and he was really good! We are still working stuff out, but I feel progress....
Dressage Mom · 1Y ago

Loose

I ride Phil outside again today. It was really lovely. The footing was perfect, the breeze kept the bugs off of us, and Phil was a pretty good boy. High off my ride from Phil, I decided to hop on Kaswyn just to walk him around outside. It was my firs...