New Years Guidelines

Like I mentioned last year, I have an awkward relationship with goals. I like to have an idea of the direction where I want to go, but I am always open to changing the course if I see fit. So I think of goals more as guidelines. My guidelines...

The To Do List

Estella and I had a lesson with our Parelli Professional and Saturday and it went surprisingly well! After a week of vet visits, a spinal tap (that went well, too!) and multiple days off, I thought she might be a little full of it. Of course she was super...

The Plan

I have an awkward relationship with goals, which is mostly due to the fact¬†I feel like a failure if I don’t achieve them. That leads me to do anything to achieve¬†them, which has compromised my relationship with my horse at times. I used to only care about goals, but...

Day 367

Yesterday Estella and I celebrated one full year together! I can’t believe it has been so long since I brought that little, furry tornado home. She was such a tiny, baby nugget! Although she still is so petite, she has definitely grown a ton in the past year. I...

Summer Recap

As summer comes to a screeching halt, I wanted to go back over what all we have accomplished and evaluate our plans for the fall and winter. Here were my goals for this year: Stand for the trimmer Allow me to spray her all over Stand for a bath...

Let It Be

We finally decided to venture out of the barn yesterday and headed to the outdoor arena. With all of this rain it was super wet, sloppy, and puddles everywhere. Luckily the footing doesn’t get ‘sticky’ or slippery, so Estella loves to play in it. First thing she did was...

The Beauty of Babies

Saturday morning was pretty rough for me, so I knew I would not be mentally and emotionally fit to play with Estella that day. I wanted her to do something to engage her brain since she was stuck inside (thanks mother nature). What’s a girl to do? Get out...

Goals for 2013 – Revised

After a great session with Estella today I hosed her off in the wash rack for the very first time! Although she has been in there a handful of times now, I have never rinsed more than her feet. I wanted her to be confident about standing while being...

Goals for 2013

Here is my list of things I would like to accomplish this year with Estella: Stand for the trimmer Allow me to spray her all over Stand for a bath Get in the wash rack Know all 7 games Confidently get on a trailer Go somewhere (for a trail...