Life Updates

So with Jax not feeling well (great news, it wasn’t what we were originally worried about but now we have to explore other avenues), and then being busy at work, stressed with J taking exams for his first year of law school (go babe, go!) I’ve not really actually posted much about what’s been going on with Bella and I. So for a short recap of the past week and some change… We moved barns! I moved before the month was over but that was to ensure I could get back to riding ASAP. Bella had a couple of chill weeks, luckily your horse doesn’t get out of shape instantly. I packed up my car (all but the saddle and trunk in the top right) the night before we moved. The day of all I had to do was throw the saddle and trunk (and my riding gear, forgot about that) into the truck & trailer and load up. We

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Trust Required

If you’ve never had your horse second guess your leadership or question if they should trust your instincts, congratulations you’re basically winning at life. As flight or fight creatures, mostly anyways, horses naturally balk at things that they find scary (and then sometimes try to run away). Some horses are braver than others, but this doesn’t make them exempt from occasionally saying “nope” when facing a new obstacle. Even after (almost) eight years, and training Bella from the ground up we still face moments where she has to question my sanity. Dealing with the waves this past weekend on the beach was one of those moments. Now, it’s not that Bella’s never seen water before. We’ve schooled water complexes before, crossed dreams, and even did a beach ride late in 2017. At the beach this past winter she had no problems with the water, but of course it wasn’t moving and it was clear straight to the bottom. The water

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