Author Archive: TheOtherHorse

2018 Goals

I’ve found that it helps me stay focused if I write my goals down. The last two years have not gone according to plan, but I’m going to try again this year. Advertisements

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New Year’s Day ride 2018

With the ridiculously extreme cold weather we’ve been getting here in Kentucky, I had to break my New Year’s Ride tradition this year. Usually I like to go riding just before midnight on New Year’s Eve and/or go for a trail ride on New Year’s Day. It was near zero degrees at midnight, so I …

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2017 Miles

Happy New Year! 2017 was a pretty good year, especially compared to the Worst Year Ever of 2016. In terms of endurance goals it was not at all successful, but having survived 2016 really helped me keep perspective on all the minor set backs and bumps in the road this year. On a large scale, …

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Cavaletti and Pole Exercises

Winter is here. The extended forecast is very cold and miserable. Looks like I’ll be stuck in the arena for a while. It’s not such a bad thing. It is so very good for the horses to return to the dressage work that gets neglected during good weather. I may not be able to get …

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Dressage for Endurance Riders (aka winter motivation)

I started the day feeling pretty blah and ho-hum about the weather…  This is the first day this fall (winter now?) that I would normally go trail ride, but have decided not to because it is too damn cold.  My horses are in light-work-only mode right now, and I just can’t bear to trail ride …

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