08.18.12 Biennial Elk Garden Birthday / MaxiPad Ride

Great ride, great weather.  More humans out than I prefer, but nothing to complain about.  I know, I can’t believe I said that either!  Excellent views, good horses, and of course good food definitely made up for the people who didn’t seem to know that we...

So, Is Anybody Riding Now?

Obviously, I’m not riding much lately.  Once the mercury gets close to 90 and the humidity gets thick enough that a machete is needed to hack a way thru, I am not nearly as motivated to do anything outside, even riding.  It has cooled off a little with the...

Tips for Proper Seat Position from Wendy Murdoch

Proper position has little to no impact on the rider OR the horse; conversely  improper position has a huge impact on both the rider AND the horse.  Ankle, knee, and hip joints / angles are key to functional and comfortable riding for both members of the team.  Errors...

Safety Check: Breastcollar and Flank Cinch Fit

Trail riding, at least around here, means you probably need a breastcollar.  You may or may not also ride with a flank cinch.  Here’s a quick YouTube video on how to safely fit these on your horse.

Introducing – Photo Album Page

Have added a page called, careful it’s tricky, Photo Albums.  This is just a list of links to the photo albums from posts, in case you’re looking for pics and don’t want to go thru the posts to find them. The links go to the Google + view of the...

06.15.12 Fox Turtle Lollipop Ride

Trekked over to Carter County Tennessee to ride on Holston Mountain.  Definitely is beautiful country.  46 miles from Exit 17 to the mouth of the hollow(holler) where we rode.  It took us about an hour and a half to get there, but it is good road all the way.  We were...