Something I haven't really touched on here directly is that the last few weeks/months with Justin have been a bit of a roller coaster. In short, we've been struggling. That is not to say there haven't been some pretty spectacular highlights dotted along the way, but we've been more or less managing soundness, confidence and … Continue reading Sit Tall, Kick On
Yesterday, after a long and hot summer, I welcomed the Fall Equinox with open arms. Though I love the longer days, later sunsets and increased show opportunities of the summer, I just can't do the heat anymore. Fortunately, Middleburg is finally starting to cool off and the next 10 days have highs in the 70's. … Continue reading It’s Fall Y’all
Justin, although he is my fur child, is also an athlete. I ask a lot of him and his body in training, and eventing is a high-intensity sport no matter the level. This, combined with his rising age and known history, means he gets regular maintenance to make sure he is comfortable and can preform … Continue reading Alternative Veterinary Therapies: Shockwave
So in my last post I mentioned Justin's recent infatuation with self destruction to avoid riding, well I've finally been able to ride again.. and we jumped! yippee! It obviously wasn't ideal to jump right back into full work (hehe, puns), but life is hard, and with my schedule lately, any opportunities to ride, and … Continue reading He Jumps!
I travel a lot for work, and one of my absolute favorite things about coming home is getting to see Justin. Even if I arrive back late at night, I always head out to his pasture to get some snuggles in, which he tolerates. So, after being gone for two weeks, I could not wait to … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
Another American Eventing Championships (AEC) has come and gone, and I'm very thankful to say I'm a back-to-back survivor. It is a really special week - the Championships for the national levels, and this year was a bit different as it was hosted by the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Tryon is not without its faults, and … Continue reading What I Love About AEC