Hotter than…

Here is Traviesa, nose wet with dew. The glorious sunny hot weather continues. A bit too hot for comfort in the middle of the day. The drought stretches from here to Russia, apparently, and the divet in the front pasture that is often a bit of a swamp is barely damp....

Wide, open

Another mounted lesson with Apollo this afternoon. Inside leg, outside rein. For change of direction, those change along with the rotation. Went over the Connected Riding mantra: release-rotate-connect-come-on-come-on-thank-you. Worked again on getting him to stretch,...

September soon

At a quarter to six I walk down the lane to go let the horses out to graze. They always run to the pasture. I can hear trucks on Route 103 half a mile away, the ticking of the electric fence, and the horses chewing. Traviesa did her rodeo thing around and around the...

The Mouse in the morning

One day I flushed a mouse down the toilet. Really? Really. Embarrassing. A blow to my ego. Not to mention a calamity for the mouse. Three months later, for one dollar, I bought a broken down, ridden into the ground, never-gave-up pony named Brick, and brought him...