B. G. Hearns has not received any gifts yet
Now we are in the refinement stage. Only scored 58.3% and placed 8th out of 8 at the dressage show last Sunday (17th Aug), so no decorations for the barn, but I am still deliriously happy because, in almost all other regards, everything went perfectly.
As anyone who has ever gone to any event can attest, there are always tasks to do, many must be in a certain order and by a…Continue
Posted on August 20, 2014 at 9:00am
We had a marvelously successful show a couple of weekends back, a dressage show at Fox Run, near Cambridge. It wasn't our first show, we tried that back in '11 with a disastrous attempt at a short course event, but it was our first successful show and we achieved all our objectives and then some.
The objective was simple: do all the necessary preparations the week before,…Continue
Posted on August 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment
I let my friend R.M. have her first real horse ride on Oakley. It was a thrill and a pleasure for us both. Firstly, because, for years, we've had an ongoing argument:
"I know how to ride."
"No, you don't."
"But I've been on lots of trail…
Posted on May 18, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments
Let's be fair, all horses are characters, if we take the time to get to know them. Everyone who spends lots of time will find amusing quirks and peculiarities and will gather a collection of anecdotes. This horse is okay on the road until he sees a painted bicycle symbol. That one doesn't like potted plants. This one loves dogs, that one hates 'em.
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:19pm