Samba (or Sammie to her friends) is a 16.2 hand, 5 year old draft cross mare, regrettably offered for sale because I am moving out of state, and can't take her with me. Her sire was a registered…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by saddlebroke Oct 20, 2010.
I stupidly sold my beloved Custom Saddlery Revolution dressage saddle 2 years ago, and miss it horribly. It was an 18 inch seat, with standard (16 inch) flaps, buffalo leather...just yummy! I can't…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by saddlebroke Dec 29, 2009.
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Posted on April 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments
No, it's not Christmas in March. And I'm not even talking about the dressage show season. I suspect my mare-owning friends (at least those situated in the Northern Hemisphere) know exactly what I'm talking about. It's that season.
When mares are in season, life can get interesting. I hear so many stories from friends with mares who become…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments
I had a birthday last weekend, and I got the most incredible gift. It was given to me by Sammie, but when I really think about it, the gift was made possible by Jane Savoie. (For those of you who have been living under a rock, Jane is one of the most well-known names in dressage, with a list of accomplishments too numerous to detail here.)
You already know that I have had my share of challenges with…
Posted on March 2, 2010 at 9:18pm — 3 Comments
My trainer doesn't know everything. This, of course, is no surprise to her. It came as somewhat of a revelation to me, however. I've become so insecure in my own horsekeeping skills, that somehow I managed to convince myself that those I rely on know it all, and that my own pool of knowledge was more akin to a quickly evaporating puddle.
In our lesson yesterday, Meg and I discussed Sammie's recent training. In mid-December, I handed the reins over to Meg for full…Continue
Posted on February 21, 2010 at 11:46am — 1 Comment