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Wait For The Jump · 5d ago

Fun in the Sun with Horses and Dogs

Two weeks ago (April 8 and 9), we had a glorious two days in terms of the weather, so we decided to make the best of it by spending as much time as possible outdoors!I had been scheduled for...
Wait For The Jump · 6d ago

Update on the Mares!

Carlos rocking it out on both girlsI am SO behind on horse updates! I am behind on lots of updates, actually, so if I can ever finish a couple of all the posts I've started in my Drafts fold...
Wait For The Jump · 1W ago

Trust Me

"Trust me," Tony says. "I know you can do this."Those two words. They have been said by every man I have ever admired and respected. And every time I have played along, amazing things have h...
Wait For The Jump · 3W ago

My Heart

It's been a long day.The sun is out and the thermometer in the car driving back to Maryland says 82."Look at it!" Carlos says in a stage whisper as he's driving, pointing surreptitiously at ...
Wait For The Jump · 3W ago

On Gracie, Friendship, and Tiny Pink Flowers

This post starts out fairly light-hearted but it gets pretty deep at the end. That's the effect these flowers have on me though. #notsorry.Long live the cherry blossoms. <3So a few weeks ago...
Wait For The Jump · 4W ago

Tales From the Trenches: The Will to Live

I am on call for 9 shifts in a row, including day and night into next Monday morning, so since I can't turn my mind off of work anyway, I'm going to tell you another veterinary story that ha...
Wait For The Jump · 2M ago

Redemption

It is 78 degrees outside. On the 23rd of February in Northern Virginia. I run a four-hour anesthesia on a stable, young Great Dane having a laparoscopic procedure. The OR window blinds are c...
Wait For The Jump · 2M ago

On Flying, Horses and the State of the Now

I trot Lily halfway down the path and bring her to a halt."Are we galloping back home?" she asks excitedly, bouncing around expectantly. She knows I am about to unleash her."No, we don't gal...
Wait For The Jump · 3M ago

Wordless Wednesday: I Love My Dogs!

(Yes, I am aware that I did not post this on a Wednesday. It was deliberately not posted on a Wednesday. This is a tongue-in-cheek post...)This dog prefers large boxes.He is also the most an...
Wait For The Jump · 3M ago

January 21, 2017

I lead Lily up to my little blue and green Ikea stepstool that doubles as our mounting block, swing up into the saddle and lean down to give Carlos a kiss good-bye.Lily is antsy and I let he...