As I count down the days (1 month 1 week!) until Sully returns home, I am making a game plan for prepwork needed in the next month or so as well as a checklist of things I want to address pretty much the minute he returns. As of today, I have gotten actually back IN … More Sully Saturday: Do the Sticky Leg
I always wondered whether or not I really wanted to be a mother. Most of these thoughts were the musings of a much younger me looking ahead with plans for my life. However, even as I got married, got baby fever, even when I finally got pregnant, I wondered: “is this for me?” I think this … More The Mom Transition
The end of May brought my first sessions back around a horse! I took two lessons in groundwork with one of my trainer’s lesson horses, Loki, before then taking my first swing at bat back with Sully this past Sunday. While my trainer found my desire to start with groundwork refreshing, I saw it as … More Sully Saturday: Back at it!
During pregnancy, I thought a LOT about what I wanted for my son’s birth, what I choices I would make for him in his early days, and what kind of parent I would be. Especially with aspirations in the saddle in the back of my mind (actually more like smack dab in the front of … More Mission: Baby, before and after
This post might also be titled: Preparing for Birth in Horse Show Terms. 😝 I had an epiphany last week while I prepare mind, body, soul, past lives, refrigerator, home, car, pets, family members, and whatever else I can get my hormonal hands on for the coming birth of this child. That is what I … More Advice or baggage?
Sully has really begun to surpass my expectations as to how long it was going to take to achieve progress during his 5-6 months of professional training with my dressage trainer. There are many reasons I can see for this success vs. the relative difficulty we had a year and a half prior in regards … More Sully Saturday: Big Progress! & It takes a village
Yesterday was my first day of not having an equine in my front yard! It’s weird! No worries, before I know it my hooved babies will be back, but Winnie was needed as a companion pony to round out an overly bonded pair at my best horsey friend’s farm, so off she went, and at … More Empty Nesting