I started riding at 11. I took lessons on horses that were only vaguely sound, with ill-fitting tack, who received a bute a day to keep them teaching two lessons a day, six days a week. I rode in arenas where motor oil was used to keep the footing from being dusty, and at barns […]
The Regional and BLM Finals may be in our rear view mirror, but we’ve got great events coming up, including a Michael Barisone clinic and a clipping clinic with Liv Gude. Read all about it, and some great new additions to the farm, here!
Join us in welcoming again Michael Barisone, US Olympian and trainer of Olympians in both dressage and eventing. Auditing is $35 if prepaid or $40 at the door, and lunch is included. An RSVP is requested even if paying at the door. Ride times are below. MONDAY 10:00 Torrey Wilkinson & Talisman BHF, 12 […]
The year 2016 and the first few months of 2017 were really professionally, and personally, incredible. Ella and I had a fantastic end to our partnership, culminating in a great relationship with her new owner. Two other significant horse sales let me make a down payment on a house, and put two exciting new young […]
Get approached to blog about your experience going to the 2009 USEF Festival of Champions, not because you’re all that good a rider, but because you can write well, spell correctly and turn in consistent work. Start writing. Be excited about how easy the ideas come at first. New boots! How to bathe a big gross […]
Dressage At Lexington, upcoming clinics and new faces. There’s nothing slow about our mid-summer! Read all about it in our August e-newsletter, and sign up to receive it directly in your inbox!
A friend of mine lost her horse recently. He was older, and he died in the way we all dream for those we love—out in the field with his friends on a beautiful day, healthy and sound and full of life. And then gone, in an instant. That doesn’t make it much better, of course; […]
It’s a weird year for me. I’m teaching a ton of clinics, which I love, but it means I’m away from home a lot of weekends. And with only Puck to ride at the moment, who will be showing first level next month (woo) but not with any illusions of grandeur, my focus is on […]
Rule #1: If you fall off, you have to bring in pie. Variety of pie is up to you: fruit, chocolate, cream, candy; virtuous, diabetic-shock-inducing; whatever floats your boat, if it’s edible, we’re there, though it should be noted that bonus points are given if you purchase said pie from our local rockstar baked goods […]
Grooming isn’t just about pretty – it’s about your horse’s health, and about building a great partnership! Join us for a fabulous morning grooming seminar with guest speaker Liv Gude of ProEquineGrooms.com. Learn some great hands-on grooming techniques along with critical ways to monitor your horse’s health, and test out some great grooming products from […]