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  •  December 09, 2021

    Down But Not Done

    Memorial Day 2010 my son and I were trail riding out from our farm in central Maryland. We were about a mile into the woods when my horse, for unknown reasons, went into a series of bucks. This horse is good at getting all four feet off the ground and twisting. He is a short backed, short necked, stocky Paint...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    Just Another Day in the Arena with Kisses

    I am writing this as a very thankful but shook to the core Mom, I watched helplessly today as Lexi's mare decided she was going to test her 13 year old rider and inadvertently the young Mare won. She threw Lexi into the arena fence head first then onto her shoulder for the landing, Kisses went from walk, to trot...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    America's Favorite Trail Horse? We hope so!

    While preparing for the ACTHA America's Favorite Trail Horse Competition, Legendary Lady (#259) and I had a rather BAD experience. I forgot to recheck my girth before mounting a few days before the competition try-outs. After the saddle slid completely under Lady's belly and I ended up bareback on a galloping horse, I fell and Lady fell, too. I don't...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    The 7 Inch Crack

    I was on a trail ride with some students at the riding school where I boarded my horse. They needed someone to bring up the rear, and since I'm an avid trail rider, I said I'd go. We were having a great time! The horses were behaving just perfectly, the weather was beautiful, I was having the time of my...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    My Helmet and I: An Excellent Relationship

    I recently had the misfortune of having a carriage driving related accident, or, a “mishap”, as I prefer to label it. Perhaps by referring to it as a “mishap”, it “softens” the reality for me. Accident or mishap, no matter how I chose to label it, it truly is my own reality. I’m not in a form of denial; it is just my way of processing the event of Sunday September 22, 2019. The bottom line is my helmet saved me- this I truly believe. That is my story, and I’m sticking to it.
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