Category Archives: Riding

Brave horse – Spooky rider

This week has been a good week for riding.  I took Wednesday-Friday off from work, which I needed, so I was able to get 2 field trips in for Legacy!  Thursday, I had a jumping lesson with a new-to-me trainer, … Continue reading

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Giving in to Impulse

On Friday or Saturday, I noticed that a friend on Facebook had ridden with Ernest Dillon and he was teaching at nearby farm, Allforit, and woke Sunday to  cold and pouring rain, since I had no desire to ride in … Continue reading

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Channeling my inner kid

Today I took Legacy over to Morningside Training Farm to do a practice jumping round or two. Legacy chilled out really quickly today.  As soon as I was on and walked up to the rings, he was relaxing and focused.  … Continue reading

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Legacy Wins a Blue Ribbon

Legacy had a show experience at Morningside a few weeks ago, but he did not go in the ring.  I still had not jumped a full course with him, and a local farm that holds schooling shows was holding one … Continue reading

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Minis and Carts and Paso Finos, Oh My!

Today, I took Neuf down to the Virginia Horse Festival.  We were to be a demo rider for Sonya Crampton, who has North Slope Stables in Bluemont, VA.  I have ridden with Sonya before and saw she had an opening for demo … Continue reading

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Three Days…Four jumping lessons

Last week had a few LONG days at work, so that meant I could leave a bit early on Friday, to get a lesson on Neuf, in the uncharacteristically spring-like weather. Friday’s lesson consisted of working on me being able … Continue reading

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If this is dressage-I’m out

So many options for a title. “It is always the rider”, “Well that sucked”, “Lisa Wilcox Clinic – redux”, “What a disaster”, “Sometimes you learn what not to do”… I was really looking forward to the clinic, 3 days of … Continue reading

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