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The New Coach Conundrum – Part II

Changing coaches is never easy. No matter how good the coach, different is scary and scary is bad! So how do we make the switch as painless as possible and get the most out of our new relationship? Well, for starters you might want to stop saying “But, my old coach always told me to…” […]
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The New Coach Conundrum – Part I

Hiring a new coach is a scary thing. What if you don’t get along with them, if their ideas and expectations of progress are different from your own, if they approach and solve problems using methods that challenge you in new ways or their lessons are structured emphasizing different objectives than your accustomed to? No […]
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The Verdict Is In

A few weeks ago I posed the question: to ride or not to ride? Thanks to everyone who took the time and made the effort to respond with their own experiences and struggles, it was appreciated! As you may know, I struggled with the pros and cons of getting back into the saddle, but things […]
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Does the Pony Measure Up?

Question: how do you officially height check a pony in the “OFF” season? Why do I care? Well, I happen to have two super cute, super talented, green ponies for sale at the moment…go me! But, they have never attended a rated show and that’s a problem, a big a problem. My wonder ponies have […]
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To Get Back in the Saddle or Not?

Well, it’s been over a month, but the doctors have finally given me the green light to resume life as I know it. Hallelujah! You never know what’s going to happen when you spend your days working around horses, but it’s wise to assume that life’s going to throw the odd unexpected injury your way. […]
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Horses: Yay or Nay

Life with horses isn’t really a choice for most die-hard riders. Ask anyone and they’ll give you a list a mile long of injuries and challenges that should have kept them out of the saddle, but didn’t. I’ve often wondered what colossal, life-altering event would have to happen in order to push a rider past […]
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It’s About More Than Ribbons

I had an interesting conversation with one of my young riders’ parents the other day which sparked a somewhat philosophical evaluation. The philosophical discussion centred around the fundamental differences between the sport of horseback riding and other more widely understood sports like say, hockey or soccer. This parent was a top flight hockey player in […]
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Fall Goggles On

For those of you who have been following along since I first put pen to paper you’ll know we are now entering into dangerous territory. Fall is approaching! Need I say more? For those of you who are joining me for the first Fall season I’ll spend a moment to fill you in. The Fall […]
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Weekend, What’s a Weekend?

When I declared at the beginning of the summer, “I’ll be needing my weekends off”, I think I might have been misunderstood. Perhaps what I should have said was, “I’ll be needing every weekend off for the entire summer to complete all of the jobs I don’t have time to do during the week when […]
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To School or Not to School?

“To school or not to school?” For those riders attending this past weekend’s show here at Edenview it was a question that was at the forefront of almost everyone’s mind. Why? Because the answer was an emphatic: “No! You do not need a lunchtime schooling!” If you’re ever looking to stir up a hornets’ nest […]