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Random musings in a riding journal

Sailor – so many firsts

Sailor is long overdue for an update.  After we jumped a couple of fences at Deerfield, he stayed home to work on steering, while I just took Neuf and Legacy over for jumping lessons.  Steering was bad for a while.  … Continue reading

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Sailor stays superstar

I didn’t have video taken, so a bit of between the ears of Sailor in the indoor. He also had his first steam crossing Thursday. Another first with going down a steep hill to the creek. He mostly led on … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Big Field Trip

Today was another first for Sailor!  An indoor riding arena! Martin went to a schooling jumper show this morning, and since I hadn’t jumped anyone in 2 months, that didn’t seem like a good place to jump back into the … Continue reading

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Sailor does ground poles

Sailor was a little bad ass again on Thursday for a hack, when a neighbor was playing lumberjack, chainsawing up a giant tree, and as we’re about 300′ away, I hear the first ominous CRACK…uh oh, I look over, realize … Continue reading

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Sailor – Oozes confidence

Now that Sailor is almost 4, he is in the regular line up to be ridden.  Today we went for a hack, his first road-ride, a much bigger loop. He marched back to the gate, I opened it from his … Continue reading

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I need goals

There is always talk of New Year’s Resolutions in January and I usually try to make a list of things I’d like to do.  I’m not talking about the mundane “I want to lose 14 lbs this year” sort of … Continue reading

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2019 Riding Summary

2019 was a very busy year!  Not all riding, but I took on new management responsibilities at work, our son got married, and we had another wedding in California, a bit of work travel, a family reunion in Washington State, … Continue reading

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