The lesson of the first domino

The problem is the time I have available for running, horses, and any of my other hobbies the-things-that-give-me-purpose-in-life is after dinner. Yes, that time in the day when I want to collapse on the couch after a long day of ER or surgery, after picking up the kid from school, and making dinner. Most days it’s […] more

I froze but then I thawed (like frozen things do in summer)

Yes, yet another post about polo. On Friday I was awarded the horsemanship award at the mini club tournament. The first thing I assumed was that there was some mistake. I had been *given* it because of *reasons* because there was no possible way I actually *earned* it. Around 10p, at a lull at my […] more

Absolutely mental

I can ride a horse. I can even ride horses that are not exactly beginner friendly horses. This has been independently verified by other people. You put a mallet in my hand and poof! I am quickly overwhelmed by everything.  What do I mean, “everything?” I mean everything. In a game, on a horse and holding […] more

The mare has opinions

Forget the child…it’s the horse getting older that I can’t get over. Farley is 24 years old. Yes, TWENTY FOUR YEARS OLD 😳 as of this month. The child that lives in my house that is a biped human? Yeah, she’s six now and getting older, taller, and more awesome-er, but that’s to be expected. […] more

Buy Quality

If you buy quality, you only cry once.  Those would be the wise words of my mother when I was seized with paralyzed indecision over whether to buy a rated you-most-definitely-probably-won’t-die-if-you-fall-off-and-get-run-over-by-eight-horses-while-getting-beat-with-mallets-on-the-way-down helmet. Except…then I forgot that I hadn’t exactly told my husband how much it had cost at the time, just sort of laughed nervously […] more

Running. Again

I’ve been running twice….twice…this week. And once I get done working on this post this *morning, I’m going to lace up my shoes and run a third time. That beats any other week in February, January, or December. *this post was started last Friday After Burning River last July, I wrote about how I felt […] more

Polo, simplified

Until you are in a sport, it’s far too easy to simplify it to ridiculousness. We’ve talked about this before. Dressage is more than w/t/c perfect circles. Jumping is more than aiming your horse at the fence and getting a good release of your hands with your bum in the air, and let’s not even […] more

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