The Re-Occuring Lesson

For the past few weeks, Estella and I have been “stuck.” For some reason we both seemed to lose our creativity and motivation, which resulted in a lot of “meh” and unenthusiastic sessions. Maybe it’s the heat, or maybe it’s the absolutely insane amount of deer flies in our arena, but whatever the reason it […]

Farm Updates – June 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done a farm update, mostly because I have been working on around the farm. Now that Pinky is recovering from surgery, I have been spending some time by her crate with her, which is giving me more time to blog! Weeds are still the bane of my existence. Seriously, […]

Annual June Photos

When I first started this blog, I did monthly updates with photos of Estella’s conformation. Now I just do them yearly, so every beginning of June I force my hubby to endure the task of getting her ears forward and her feet lined up so I can get some conformation shots! (He’s actually quite willing […]

Wedding Photos

Matt and I were married at our own, beautiful home on May 20, 2017. We celebrated with a small group of family and of course, our favorite girls. The days was just as perfect as can be and we are so thankful for all the love and support of our family and friends. As always, […]

Surgery and Shirts

It’s been a little busy around here, hence the lack of posts! For one, we did a thing and got married: Which was absolutely the greatest thing ever. More on that later. But we have also been preparing for our precious pittie, Pinky, to have TPLO surgery. She torn her CCL (ACL) last year and […]

The Progression of Downward Transitions

When I first started riding Estella, our downward transitions were on point. Even with only a handful of rides under our belt, she was responding effortless to my energy from trot to walk to halt. At some point while we were still in Ohio, we lost all ability to go from a trot to a […]

4 Years

Yesterday¬†Estella and I celebrated 4 wonderful years together. It has been such an amazing journey with so many grand adventures. She is most definitely everything I could have ever dreamed of, a real dream-come-true. I am so thankful for all the time we get to spend together and look forward to all of the adventures […]

Breakthroughs With Bella

Yesterday I finally had some time to play with both girls. Between being busy with the farm and the weather, our sessions have been sporadic the past few weeks. We all enjoyed getting back to the arena and had a lovely time. Afterwards, we set up the trailer to practice some for the first time […]

What Happened When I Turned My Horses Out 24/7

As a disclaimer, I have spent 20+ horse-owning years in Ohio. For those of you who don’t know, daily turnout is an urban legend in Ohio. We like to do this thing where we advertise “Daily Turnout – Weather Permitting”…. sound reasonable enough! Except the weather sucks and the soil sucks, so it means your […]

Lessons From Bella

I mentioned in my last post that Bella is most certainly in my life to teach me things in ways that Estella can’t. Estella is confident, pushy, and curious, which is definitely the kind of horse I like. A big difference from Bella’s more skeptical nature, something I haven’t experienced much of on a regular […]