May 30, 2017

This past weekend we competed at the Willow Draw Horse Trial in Weatherford, Texas.  It is a fabulous venue that is home to my future dressage arena.   (Hear that universe??)  The property is stunning and everyone was excited to be at the show.  I had recently been up-...

May 29, 2017

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” —Samuel Beckett”
Pema Chödrön, Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown

I just finishing listening to this book on my way to morning lessons.  It's amazing.  The a...

May 23, 2017

I did my first float yesterday.  I had been in conversation with Liquid Floats about partnering with equestrians.  We mutually agreed the best place for me to start would be to hop in and try a float myself.   Off I went to a flotation therapy spa


I should st...

May 18, 2017

I wrote this a few months ago, but wanted to share it to this blog as well.  The original post can be found here.

This is what happens when you listen to "The Power of Now" on the way to the horse show.  Audio books for the win!

“You’re riding like you don’t trust your m...

May 12, 2017

I know, asking you guys to come back a second time for the conclusion of this post was a teeny bit mean.  It's actually that I was in the truck on the way to Texas Rose HT typing and my laptop battery was dying.  Also, I thought the post was getting a bit long.  If you...

May 11, 2017

Yes.  Yes it is.

A good friend of mine asked, "OM Riding... isn't that a some hippie sh@$? Aren't you worried that people will think you're not as serious about training competition riders/horses?"

Excellent questions.  Those two questions are probably the biggest reason...

May 10, 2017

As I mentioned in the last post, I am working my way through one of my life lessons.

This means I am on crutches, again.  I'm bringing up the crutches thing only because it directly relates to a realization I had today


Being on crutches forces you to slow down.  At a ba...

May 8, 2017

The universe has a way of slowing you down when you need to.  Especially if you know you need to slow down, but ignore it.  This is one of my many, many life lessons.

Typically if I have been red-lined for too long and feel like I have been spinning my wheels, meta...

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