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The Horsey Life

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    A trot down memory lane

    A trot down memory lane

    They say that those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. As midlife riders who have been out of the saddle for a while, we’re more likely to wish we could repeat it! How is it that the carefree (and pain-free) days of riding as a teen have morphed...

    Welcome to the Horsey Life

    Welcome to the Horsey Life

    Welcome to the Horsey Life My goal in creating this blog is to share some of the knowledge (and wisdom) I’ve gathered over the past half-century or so of my own horsey life. Think of this as you’re home away from the barn.. A place to learn, and laugh, and grow. A...

    3 Reasons to Stop Chasing Perfect with Your Horse

    3 Reasons to Stop Chasing Perfect with Your Horse

    We all want to do our best with our horses. Whether we trail ride for relaxation, compete at schooling shows, or hit the big circuit, we want to do what's right by our equine partners. And this is a good thing. The trouble creeps in when we're so busy striving for...

    Away in a manger

    Away in a manger

    It's that time of year again - although I don't need to remind any of you who have children, or who watch television, or who shop; (although, since the Christmas decorations debuted sometime before the Halloween candy went on half-price, it's getting harder to tell...

    When hope arises from the mud and darkness…

    When hope arises from the mud and darkness…

    December is not my favorite month. Neither is January. Or February, for that matter, despite it being my birthday month. (Possibly in part because it's my birthday month...) Why do all of these months fall to the bottom of my "most loved months of the year" list?...

    People are saying

    “Penny has an innate sense of what’s really going on. It may seem to you that you have challenges with a specific issue, but she can tap into the larger picture and help you realize that your “issue” is far more likely to be a symptom rather than the whole issue. That helps things to “stick” better, and eliminates the frustration of the “two steps forward, one step back” feeling.”

    ~D. M. ~