While a lot of the equestrians around me have shown already or will show soon this year, I am staying put with Eli. I'd like to show a few times this year, of course. But because of constraints related to my job, I am reluctant to commit to showing anywhere, any time before Memorial Day. … Continue reading Show Plans or No Plans?
I think one of the best rides I have had on Eli lately was this past Sunday. He is back to being a joy to ride and the testy rudeness on the ground from colder days past seems to be gone. Maybe for a while? Is it actually Spring yet? Can we forget about freezes … Continue reading Grazing Weather
I wish I could say we have the last of the cold weather for the year behind us, but spring-like temperatures during the day will be giving way to sheet or blanket weather temperatures at night through the weekend. Hopefully it won't freeze! I am waiting to see this legendary wildflower season that has been … Continue reading Seeing Green
We all have more daylight after work now, which is great news! But I fell into the barn time vacuum as a result of more daylight and relatively nice weather ... leaving me with less time for chores at home. Whoops! Does anyone else struggle with this once Daylight Savings hits? I had a ton … Continue reading Weekend of More Light
One of the benefits of blogging is a growing collective experience of fellow horse people. (That's probably a nasty trap, too.) So when I asked last week about a handful of products I was curious about, the response was incredibly helpful. And so I picked up a few new-to-Eli things. I am also still working … Continue reading Actionable Items
First, let me just point out that the Equine Couture Erna top is back in stock in navy and black. The mesh sleeves are such a sharp summery look, and the top is ridiculously soft and comfortable. The white one I have looks new after every wash. I am obsessed with the black one. Okay, … Continue reading I Have Questions
Strap yourself into the ramble seat. Let me just say at the outset that this post is not advice or counsel or applicable to horses in general. This is my experience with one bit for my slightly quirky horse. Anything I write here applies to me and to him. Only. Myler bits have been a … Continue reading Bit Thoughts
Miraculously, the weather has been a little more cooperative. Which, in turn, leads to Eli being a little more cooperative. We had a good lesson on Saturday, wherein we finally accomplished just jumping around and having some fun. There was A LOT going on, too -- the wind increased as the morning progressed, and rigs … Continue reading Weekend Rides
Does your horse get supplements? Do you think supplements are worthwhile or a waste of money? Or maybe you are, like me, somewhat ambivalent about them? Because it really depends on what the supplements are and the individual horse, right? Eli does get some supplements. So here, I am talking specifically about the daily feed-through … Continue reading Supplements or No?
I have switched up what Eli goes in lately, partly in effort to help build up his back strength and partly because it's freaking cold. Eli wears many different things, and this is merely a fraction of Eli's complete wardrobe. (I am going to talk about the CWD bridle and Myler snaffle in another post.) … Continue reading Current Tack Set Up