If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would own Manny, be able to ride him bareback, show him, turn him into a liberty horse, and trail ride with him, I wouldn't have believed a single word of that! When I first met Manny, I'm not going to lie, I was intimidated … Continue reading Show Horse, to Liberty Horse, to Trail Horse- 5 Years in the Making
I haven’t written a blog post in so long that I don't even know what to write about! Between Manny and school, it has been crazy! I asked on Facebook and Instagram for ideas for blog posts, or questions, and I have gotten a few! Keep them coming! … Continue reading Who Needs A Saddle?
What can I say about the last couple rides! Manny and I have had our good days, and we have had our bad days. But I think every rider has those! I've been really working on his trot. I'm just figuring out his nice, slow trot. Or jog I should say. Lots of half halts. … Continue reading Elbow in, Thumb up, Shoulders Back, and Above All, Stay On!
When I heard this question, it took me back for a minute. In my head I thought, "Well, how do you ride? Like that". But now that I think about it, it's not just "like that". There's a process. I don't just through my bridle and saddle on and go. I'm probably the slowest person … Continue reading “How Do You Ride?”-
Manny recently got put back to work after two weeks off. He has some melanoma bumps that had to be removed. Originally, he was only supposed to have a week off but there were some unexpected complications. He walked out of the stall an hour after his procedure and started to bleed again for around … Continue reading Back to Basics
As most of you know, over the past year I have discovered the many different sides to Manny; there has been broken Manny, there has been lazy Manny, crazy-cracked up on previcox Manny, show Manny, and there has been a Manny that makes me forget that all those other Manny's have existed! Well, that being … Continue reading 50 personalities of Manny
Well! Today marks one year since my life changed forever. One year ago today, I headed to class like any other day not knowing that about 5:00 that night my life wouldn't be the same! One year ago, everyone lied to me! I lost my mind when Heather told me that Manny was retiring in … Continue reading One Year Later
As most of you know, the past month with Manny haven't exactly been ideal. He's been sick and it has scared the crap out of me. I have got tons of comments asking whats up with Manny, tons of love and support. All the positive vibes have been received and have seemed to have worked! … Continue reading What Makes the Rides Even More Special
So, I realized that it has been a while since I've written a blog post. Let me catch you up! A couple of weeks ago, PARDS held a clinic with Averil Valine. When I first saw it on Facebook, I skimmed by it. But then I thought, "Hey! I have a horse that I can … Continue reading First Clinic with Manny
So! As most of you know, Manny has made the big move to PARDS to be a boarder horse! This is another new beginning for us! Manny is fully rehabilitated. No more having do drag him up and down that hill to get him stronger. No more worrying if he's going to not be able … Continue reading First Ride in the New Home