The Horsemanship Challenge: Meeting Goals in 60 Rides

During this past January I stumbled across a facebook group for The Horsemanship Challenge with Michael Lyons. This encouraged equestrians of all disciplines to commit to completing 60 rides or sessions with their horse from January 15th to May 15th. This past week I reached my goal of 60 sessions! While I did not achieveContinue reading “The Horsemanship Challenge: Meeting Goals in 60 Rides”

#GivingTuesdayNow: Shadarobah Style

Until recently, I wasn’t familiar with Giving Tuesday. Although this isn’t a usual blog topic for me, I feel it is important to shed some light on this great cause. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for individuals to give back in some way, whether it be through donations or volunteering. This day of giving usuallyContinue reading “#GivingTuesdayNow: Shadarobah Style”

Helping My Horse Adjust to His New Home

If you’ve read my latest blog post, you know that I recently made the decision to move Cash home (to my parents). I got busy with the rescue horses on the Saturday that I had planned to move to him, so Cash didn’t leave the boarding facility until around 6 PM. He loaded pretty wellContinue reading “Helping My Horse Adjust to His New Home”

Bringing Cash Home

Hi there! As most of you know, I was lucky enough to grow up with my horses right in my backyard. Boarding has been a new experience for me. Although I have enjoyed many different aspects of boarding, I’ve recently made the decision to move Cash back home. This is not my personal home, butContinue reading “Bringing Cash Home”

A Day at the Barn

Hey there! If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that I keep Cash at a boarding facility. Although I grew up with my horses in my backyard, my adult home does not have the acreage. Boarding definitely has its perks! I have a whole post dedicated to my experiences with self careContinue reading “A Day at the Barn”

Senior Care: Equine Edition

How many of you have senior horses? My first horse was around 22 yrs old when I got him, and we spent seven wonderful years together trail riding and participating in 4-H. Our biggest event was barrels. I loved all of the contesting patterns and so did Murphy. Even in our last year of running,Continue reading “Senior Care: Equine Edition”

Albion 6… and Counting

So you’ve read about my first encounter with Shadarobah Horse Rescue and the Whitley 10…if not go back and read that first! Not long after the rescue placed most of the Whitley 10, they received a call for another seizure. I had left work early that day, so I was free to help. Originally, theContinue reading “Albion 6… and Counting”

Cash’s Journey with EPM, Part 1

For those of you with four legged equine friends, have you heard of EPM? Do you know what causes this disease and what it looks like? Although I have grown up around horses, I wasn’t personally familiar with EPM until recently. My best friend had an incident with her horse that had caused concern forContinue reading “Cash’s Journey with EPM, Part 1”

Life Lessons from an Old Quarter Horse

On April 3rd, 2020 I lost a best friend. Murphy, my childhood horse was close to 34 and lived a full and wonderful life. Despite knowing that his time would someday come, accepting he’s gone is hard for me. Rather than focusing on what I lost, I decided to remember all the wonderful memories IContinue reading “Life Lessons from an Old Quarter Horse”

Whitley 10: A Rescue Story

If you’ve visited the home page of my blog, you’ve seen the little blip where I talk about The Shadarobah Horse Rescue. Helping with a horse rescue has been something that has always interested me. Throughout nursing school I would check out rescue websites, but committing volunteer time is hard when tests, studying, and clinicalsContinue reading “Whitley 10: A Rescue Story”