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April 19, 2017

My turn  and honestly I'd way rather be hiding behind the keyboard but fair play and all that ... so without further ado .... here you go 

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness with horses?...

April 18, 2017

Response to my request for interviews was immediate and amazing! 

Juniors,  pros and amateurs  from Canada and the USA all stepped up to share why they were signed up for the RRP and what they hoped to gain from it.  One thing quickly became clear - these people lo...

April 15, 2017

Want to know one thing you can do this week to improve your riding?

I was reminiscing tonight about  my old make up lessons. The barn had four instructors and once a month students who had missed a lesson (giving proper notice yada yada ) were invited to a 2 hour block...

April 12, 2017

You into podcasts yet? I listen as I do barn chores some days -  and my favourite horse podcast hands down is Horse Radio ... the brain child of  Glen the Geek who married a horse addict it's been on air for 7 years ... there are multiple shows now including Dressage R...

April 7, 2017

  • In a rut?

  • Sick to death of riding in the arena, or up and down the driveway?

  • Your horse walks away when she sees you rather than nickering in soft delight?

  • Can't decide if you might fall off on ONE more 20 meter circle?

  • The thought of  a one str...

April 5, 2017

What is your idea of perfect happiness with horses?

If I close my eyes – late summer, sun in the process of going down, but not yet set, riding outside.  Breeze bushing my face and tossing my horses mane.  We could be schooling in a ring or just going for a hack.  To me...

March 31, 2017

We have dogs and horses at our farm. Lots of both live here  and then we get lots of annual visitors many of whom bring their dogs with them. 

Our horses are very dog savvy - which is not to say they ignore dogs, some do, some don't. 

Some dogs seem naturally sensib...

March 28, 2017

Wilton Tack might be considered to be in the middle of nowhere by some people but it's in a lovely old building in a wee little town (Wilton) half way between Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario.  It's only about 10 minutes north of the 401 if you ever make the trek.  There's...

March 24, 2017

Recently the question of ring nerves came up which forced me to reflect on my lack of them.
Is it that I don't care? No, I care very much about my chosen sports.

Why then can I stand on a start line at an agility  Nationals course between top competitors who travel gl...

March 21, 2017

Begun in 2000 the RRP's purpose is to facilitate the placement of retired race horses. Second careers for TB's often include eventing, show hunters and jumpers, dressage, field hunting - now there are more doing competitive trail riding, barrel racing and working ranch...

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