Jackson Forest

I headed out to California over the weekend to judge a trail ride. I was wooed with promises of the ocean and redwoods.  I didn’t see any salt water but there were trees. I kept the truck in the picture […]

My week – how’s yours?

I’ve realized that I don’t write about my personal life as much as I used to.  In part that’s because I’m relatively stable (read boring) right now.  But here’s a rundown of what has happened recently: 1.  I judged a […]

Christmas in the Pines

I was out playing in the woods this weekend.  I flew down to Pensacola FL for a competitive trail ride. This was the weather on Friday. On Saturday it dropped 30 degrees.  It was cold and misty and very windy.  […]

Jumping at the Royal

Show jumping is the big draw at the horse show. We started the afternoon watching the Junior/Amateur championship. Kids and amateurs so you know, little jumps, right? The big class of the evening was the $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben Challenge. […]

Draft Driving

We saw two horse draft driving in the afternoon and six horse hitches in the evening. These were championship classes. The top three teams from the Percherons, Belgians, and Clydesdale classes all week were competing. This is the winning two […]

Back to Alabama

I went back to Alabama for the second time in 3 weeks to judge a trail ride. I didn’t think this one was going to happen. It was scheduled in a national park which shut down last week. They managed […]

Trail Ride Obstacles

I was in Alabama this weekend to judge a trail ride. It went pretty well with only one sick horse. There was a minimal number of human injuries that resulted from humans doing something stupid. Have you seen those pictures […]

Procrastination Over

It has been a year to the day since I gave away Prize. It was a good decision. I recently saw a bunch of pictures of her. She has been going to horse shows and doing lead line classes with […]

It’s My Party

Today is my last day at my old job.  Officially I was supposed to work from 2 to 6.  I had a massage and sewing day in the morning. At my massage I found out that Prize went to a […]

Prize’s Update

I’ve known this for weeks but I keep forgetting to post this. I gave Prize to my massage therapist.  I was scheduled for a massage and was a bit nervous.  What if she absolutely hated Prize and wanted me to […]

Bye Bye

Prize went off to her new home today. Everyone keeps asking me if I’m ok but I really am. I almost feel bad that I don’t feel bad. Her new people came today with blankets and masks for her to […]


Happy Solstice!  I’m so glad the days are starting to get longer again.  I’ve had a good news bad news kind of day. The good news is that I finally found a home for Prize.  I’ve been wanting to find […]

There is too much….

…. I will sum up, to quote Inigo Montoya. I’m getting very behind in my blogging. Last weekend I was here. In theoretically sunny southern California where it got to a high of 10 degrees less than predicted. When I […]

Going for a spin

The SO and I went to Quarter Horse Congress to see the freestyle reining.  This has been planned for months. This has been discussed for months.  That’s why when I got home from work and said that we should leave […]

Trash-Talking My Baby

Way back when Miss Prize was a youngster she had a spot of difficulty finding a trainer to work with her. Trainer #1 was during the winter of her two year old year. She was working on voice commands in […]

Prize update

I’ve been trying to find someone to lease Prize since she is standing around doing nothing. There is a girl who hangs out at the barn sometimes and loves my horse so I’ve been trying to get them together more […]

Too much. I will sum up.

I’ve been AWOL for a while.  Here’s what I’ve been up to. -My mother came down last Wednesday. -Thursday we drove to Virginia – We stayed with my childhood best friend overnight. She has one year old twins. – She […]

Ye of Little Faith

Before I went to the hands-on acupuncture class last week, I went to the barn and practiced finding points on Prize. This caused the barn owner to double over in laughter at the thought of me trying to put needles […]