Heading towards Wellington after finishing up at Rocking Horse in Ocala, Florida. Johnny did not appreciate how close the dressage arena was to the highway at Rocking Horse, and it showed in his dressage score. We’ll see how he runs at Wellington, which is a more enclosed space. Lucky Number Seven placed second in openContinue reading “Wellington here we come”
My OTTB Henri (aka ‘Heron’s Waltz’) and I practice our liberty work and Corteo tries to get over his fear of cows. A rainy day meant a day at Rolling Ridge Farm in Tunnel Hill, GA where I was able to work Indy, Henri, and a new horse named ‘Seven.’ I’m really proud of IndyContinue reading “A Horse Named Seven”
With snow at home at Rock Creek Farms in Jasper, GA last weekend, I escaped down to Florida to compete in the Ocala Winter I Horse Trials with Simply Priceless (aka Johnny), Bright Water (aka Teddy), and Indiana Chrome (aka Indy). In this episode, I provide some commentary on my Intermediate dressage and cross countryContinue reading “The Tough Get Going”
It’s a new year full of new opportunities! In this vlog, I talk about some of my plans for 2017 including international travel with Simply Priceless (aka Johnny) and the continued development of my talented mustangs, Fledge, Rune, and Hwin.
What better way to spend the day after Christmas than jumping your 4* horse bareback and bridleless?
Because ECOGOLD makes the #HardestWorkingPad, they helped me to #SpreadFlippingCheer to my long-time working student Aly Rattazzi…but it required a little bit of BUCKEYE® Nutrition trickery. Emit (aka ‘Baby Mustang’), Teddy (British Warmblood), and Indy (Off the Track thoroughbred) compete at the Poplar Place Farm schooling show. I’m so proud of the progress these boysContinue reading “Spreading Flipping Cheer”
I spent the week at the USEA Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I met up with Dad and Briggs. There are no horses in this episode, but lots of horse people, including Peter Gray, William Fox-Pitt, and Phillip Dutton. I also spent some time swapping stories with Patricia Da Silva, VP Marketing for ECOGOLDContinue reading “Going Insane”
First horse show EVER for baby mustang Emit, and the first show of the season for ‘black dragon’ Johnny (this is how each season begins). The schooling show at the Georgia International Horse in Conyers, GA was great experience for green bean OTTBs Henri and Indy as well. Buy disposable ice bags here >> http://amzn.to/2h1tJqB
After torturing children during a clinic at Free Form Farm in Cumming, Georgia I work a little bit with an off the track thoroughbred that hadn’t been worked much since a trailer accident a year and a half ago. Back at Rock Creek Farms, Astro (aka Mr. Star of the Night) gets worked in theContinue reading “She Missed a Jump”
This last week was hard. I lost a horse to a freak pasture accident. But life moves on. No better way to process and work through the range of emotions associated with the loss of a horse than to spend a weekend teaching a group of eager students. The clinic at Rolling Hills Stable atContinue reading “Dealing with Tragedy”