Our First Horse Camping Trip

Hello! I know I’ve been a little absent, but I’ve been taking some time to simply enjoy my horse. Cash and I went on our first camping trip together this weekend! It was only one night, but it was a great way to get our “hooves” wet and see if camping is for us.  WeContinue reading “Our First Horse Camping Trip”

A Weekend of Trail Riding

Hey there! I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to trail ride both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. I wanted to jump on and share about our experiences with two very different rides.  Saturday we loaded up and went to The Bluffs in Michigan. I went with around eleven other people, which isContinue reading “A Weekend of Trail Riding”

Show Day With A Trail Horse

Cash and I attended our first [and only] show this summer. When I first bought Cash, I thought I would enjoy going to open shows a lot more than I actually did. I went to a total of three speed shows shortly after bringing Cash home. I realized over the winter that I enjoyed myContinue reading “Show Day With A Trail Horse”

Happy Holiday Weekend: 7/4/2020

Happy 4th of July! Although I relaxed at home with my husband today, I did my celebrating yesterday. I kicked off the holiday weekend with a great trail ride, followed by some swimming, boogie boarding, and fireworks.  One of my good friends flew home from AZ this weekend to spend time with family and friends.Continue reading “Happy Holiday Weekend: 7/4/2020”

Plastic Bags and Whips, Oh My!

Hi there! Is your horse afraid of plastic bags? I’ve never come across a plastic bag with Cash to be honest, but usually he isn’t overly sensitive to things. I’ve noticed over the last few weeks that he has been a little more jumpy than usual in the barn. We have finally overcome spooking andContinue reading “Plastic Bags and Whips, Oh My!”

Requiring Respect, Earning Trust

Hey there! If you’ve been keeping up with Cash and I, you probably know he hasn’t quite been himself lately. He’s been spooky on the trails, a mixture of buddy and barn sour, and pretty disrespectful. I’ve been slowly working through each issue with him, but have been feeling especially frustrated with his lack ofContinue reading “Requiring Respect, Earning Trust”

Bath Day at the Barn

When I bought Cash in August 2019, he had a whole boatload of skin issues! I would spot bathe certain areas with medicated shampoo, and Cash would dance around impatiently. He wasn’t horrible during bathing, but he couldn’t hold still and constantly stepped on the hose. I made excuses and ultimately never gave him aContinue reading “Bath Day at the Barn”

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”

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”