Battling the Ego

I’ve been struggling with my ego lately. I don’t know why. When Billy was at the barn I cared very little about what the other horse owners thought of me and my training techniques. Now that he is at home I worry constantly about what the neighbors are thinking, what are they saying? Deep down […]

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being neighborly

the other night i took billy for a little walk up the road.  the destination was our neighbor’s house about a 1/4 of a mile away.  angus and handsome hubby were with me.  angus was struttin’ his stuff, peeing on everything along the way, making his mark. billy was eyeing the grass along the road […]

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billy blaze

self portrait i went out to clean billy’s pen, fix his grain and just put around a bit. billy was out in the front yard and didn’t know i was back there. when i went to dump the wheel barrow i spotted him grazing. so i called, “billy billy billy!” his head flew up and […]

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Refinement at Level 4

The other night our play time was peppered with some frustration on my part, but ultimately left me feeling a burning desire to head right back out (in the dark!) to try again. I’m really beginning to understand that learning, for the both of us, happens outside of our comfort zone. Right now we are […]

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a little something for the weekend

what a great blog post!  as usual this pops up just when i need it… oh boy… conscious incompetence! speaking of wanting to pass my level 4 online.  LOOK at this video.  wonderful.  this is what i’m aspiring to!  i must admit that it’s videos like this one that have me so nervous.  i think […]

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a little something for the weekend

here is the saddle i bought for billy blaze last year.  we aren’t sure just exactly how big he is going to be when he matures.  i figured the adjustable gullet was a smart idea… my friend Carol made billy his headstall.  it’s a beautiful black and brown english bridle. billy’s halter is the blue […]

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