endurance riding

Redefined Goals for Ride Season 2019

I am a person who thrives off of goal-making, planning and progression. So I find it a little odd that I never took the time at the beginning of 2019 to make goals for myself (and Sego). Now that our first ride of the season is out of the way, I have come up with… Continue reading Redefined Goals for Ride Season 2019

Horse Training

The Horse (and Rider) with Many Hats – Plans for the “Off” Season

Ay, ay, ay... it's Wednesday, already! Last week was incredibly busy (yes, the same song we all sing), full of early mornings and late evenings, as well as a weekend camping trip. Needless to say, I didn't have any time to write, though I had plenty I wanted to write about. This week is proving… Continue reading The Horse (and Rider) with Many Hats – Plans for the “Off” Season

standardbred horse

“Whoa, what is this gait?” AKA “Sego’s happy place”

OK, so are Standardbreds gaited or not? The answer in short is yes, and no. In my younger Standie obsession phase, I believed all STBs were gaited. By beloved grey Standardbred Breyer Horse, "Stratus", as I called him, was forever frozen in a lateral movement- left front and left hind leg moving forward at the… Continue reading “Whoa, what is this gait?” AKA “Sego’s happy place”