Here’s the sunrise on day five of our snow imprisonment. It made me feel pretty optimistic. Is it possible we could get out today? View from my room. Our entire driveway has been under 2-3 feet of snow, and even more in places with the drifts. We’ve crafted pathways from the house to the barn … Continue reading Snowmageddon
Justin and I took our first lesson with Stephen Bradley this Sunday afternoon. Because it was a balmy 50 degrees, I decided to bathe Justin’s legs and face knowing it may be a last opportunity this winter. Suffice it to say, we were both miserable because of it – but he was beautifully off-white which … Continue reading Weekends are for Riding
Tuesday marked three months since I moved up to Virginia. Sometimes it seems like I've been here forever, and other times it seems like I just got here. I have settled into my role with the USEA, and more or less understand my duties and responsibilities. I am responsible for content management, planning and tracking on … Continue reading Happy New Year from Virginia!
I woke up this morning…another day before dawn. For many of you who don’t know me, I was cursed with NOT having the morning time gene. But as I grudgingly sat up and started getting dressed, something pretty profound went through my head. I was putting on my breeches and then my custom Italian-made boots and thought, wow, it wasn’t too long ago when I couldn’t even afford a cheap pair of riding boots and I had to tape them when the zipper broke because I couldn’t even afford to get the zippers replaced. Heck, I didn’t even have a dressage saddle for the longest time, I borrowed one or rode in my Stübben all purpose saddle that was my mother’s when I was growing up.
I had every odd you can imagine that I would never make it to be a top rider, let alone be listed…
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