Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
Forty-five years ago today I finally got my first horse, Hat Tricks, after wanting, desiring, yearning and begging for a horse for thirteen years.
When I got my first horse I felt WONDERFUL. But I had almost no experience with horses. Just trail riding for 4 years as a kid in South America (horses already groomed and tacked up) in no way gave me enough experience to deal with owning a horse. Luckily, due to reading every non-fiction book on…Continue
Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment
Hot and Muggy
Summer weather has arrived down here in NC with a vengeance. Highs in the upper 90’s F, lows in the mid 70’s F, the sweat pours off of me, the horses come in from the paddocks with sweat matted coats, the insects are super active, the cows in the neighboring pasture congregate in the pond, and we appreciate any breeze. We wish for cooler weather in vain, the coolest high for the next ten days will be 93 F, and we may get several days at 100 F or higher. It is far…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2015 at 12:32pm
Tercel is Starting to Learn My Language
It is almost summer, and down here in the sunny South the hot, muggy, and insect infested summer weather has arrived. On Wednesday it was cool enough to wear my Fits Techtread summer weight breeches and my Ovation Cool Rider long sleeve shirt and I handled the heat fine, but on Friday it was a few degrees warmer and a lot more humid so I put my coolest clothes on, my Kerrits Flow Rise Performance tights and FITS Fanfaire long…Continue
Posted on June 13, 2015 at 1:42pm
Sometimes Boredom is Good
What a change a little bit of equipment can make with a horse! For the last 2 ½ months we have been riding Tercel with the blinkers, and riding Tercel has changed from a heart-stopping 30 minutes of stress to a sleep-inducing 30 minutes of more or less boredom. Believe me, right now I prefer the boring rides! Tercel was not ridden regularly during this time, and for three weeks he was not ridden at all, so this welcome boredom was not caused by working…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2015 at 11:55am
I Try a Bit with Tercel
My apologies for not posting last week, my internet connection was giving me fits. All fixed now.
Why did I decide to change Tercel from the Spirit bitless bridle to a bit? The last two times I rode Tercel in the bitless bridle I repeatedly got the feeling that Tercel was not getting the whole message from my aids. Once I fixed his bolting problem with the D’yon blinkers I finally could truly feel how Tercel was reacting to my aids. He has a…Continue
Posted on May 30, 2015 at 1:53pm