Week 1 – Write Something

Note: This post was written on Thursday (yesterday) and posted today (Friday).  “Write something”, my Bujo says for today, and so here I am, writing.  All the days from Friday through yesterday blend together right now in a way that it does not seem melodramatic to tell you “I am temporally lost right now”. In […] more



Not a Gift Guide 2018

Did you think I could really let the new year slip by without my annual “definitely not a gift guide” posts? For those of you that indulged in copious amounts of eggnog and don’t remember what the point of these posts are, this is about items that came into my life this year that bring […] more

Boredom Busters

Let’s say you have a horse on stall rest. A very smart, relatively young horse that just came home for three months from the trainer where she was amused every.single.day. From past experience I knew that MerryLegs responds to stall rest with fidgety restless energy that barely leaves the stall standing, when she isn’t busy […] more

What the eff happened??? (Rio 2018 3×3)

What happened in 2018 can be boiled down to this very simple thing: If there was any doubt that just getting out the door and running made a difference, I’ve just learned that lesson. The table above compares the Dec-Oct period of training for Rio 2016 versus Rio 2018. Rio 2016 I had a fabulous race […] more

Rio 100 mile 2018

Well. Do you want the good news or the bad news? The Rio Del Lago 100 miler was more like…83.5 miles. No 2018 qualifier for Western States. Even more depressing, it means that I don’t have a single successful race in 2018. Two 100 mile DNF’s. My single finish I do have is Loco100k…which was […] more

Dear Greenbean

Hey you, trying to get your horse up to a trail ride of double digits for the first time. Yes, you in the corner who did a long ride last weekend in the stunning time of…3 mph. Do you feel an eternity away from the miles and pace of an endurance ride? I’m here to […] more

Fortunately ML’s problem was also fixable

Unfortunately, it required abdominal surgery and eight weeks off after getting tuned up at Amber’s for three months. Fortunately we caught the problem REALLY early, something I probably wouldn’t have caught for a while (years?) because unlike Amber, I don’t see and interact with her daily. What was this thing? A granulosa theca cell tumor. […] more

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