Author Archives: Teresa

Rides 3 and 4: Being Bad at Things

Ride 3 put Nigel and I 10% of the way through the Challenge!  (3 rides out of 30, 4+ hours out of 40).   Nigel is a very well-educated horse and the poor guy’s trying to work with me bouncing around … Continue reading

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Ride 2, “The One Where Nigel Chills”

Suzie, Carl and I rode. Last year at this time I was alternating between spending hours trying to do chores, and warming up inside cursing the weather.  I cursed enough for it to qualify as a cardio activity.   We had … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin! Ride #1

  It was a dark and stormy morning.  Or at least it was raining buckets.  Shawna and I had a riding date for our first ride of the challenge.  I spent an inordinate amount of time at the Department of … Continue reading

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2018 Horsemanship Challenge

  You may find this surprising, but I think horses are effing awesome.   Every year some of us join the Northwood Farms Horsemanship Challenge.  Participants commit to riding 1 horse 30 times for a total of 40 hours over the … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Happy Holidays!  I love this time of year so much!  It’s cold out and I’m snuggled up indoors after a very bracing morning of chores which centers around “ice breaking” almost entirely.  I’m still a little chilled and feeling self-righteous … Continue reading

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Informal Horse of the Week – Jersey

The first time I met Jersey I really liked her.  Quiet, easy to get along with, and with the prettiest little baby-doll face.  When her owner asked if Jersey would be a good fit for our trail rides, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Roundup, 9/28/17

Red Mountain Roundup is a roundup of all of the things to do, places to stay, and other information to help you plan your visit to Red Mountain. Everything wonderful about this time of year — cool nights, warm days, … Continue reading

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Caitie and Siobhan — “Informal Horses of the Week”

This week’s “Informal Horse of the Week” is actually a pair of horses.   Caitie and Siobhan  (pronounced “Katie” and “shovaughn”) came to us from an Amish farm back east, when they were 3 years old.  They have the same … Continue reading

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Red Mountain Roundup, 8/17/2017

Red Mountain Roundup is a roundup of all of the things to do, places to stay, and other information to help you plan your visit to Red Mountain. This weather outlook is the stuff of dreams!    http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/99320:4:US Events, Places … Continue reading

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Axel, the “Informal Horse of the Week”

I keep meaning to do blog posts of our “horse of the week” where I give you a bunch of juicy details and endearing photos of one specific horse.  Currently, that’s 14 weeks’ worth of material.  I’m calling it the … Continue reading

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