Tag Archives: dressage saddle

Someone who rides worse than me.

Please go to my google blog “The Horsemad Scientist” at http://thehorsemadscientist.blogspot.com to read my most recent post. I finally found someone who rides dressage worse than me. I don’t post on wordpress anymore, because I don’t like how they’ve changed … Continue reading

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Stolen Tack is jinxed

Hello, I am now using Google’s Blogger as my main blog. If you would like to read this post, please go to my new blog, The Horse Mad Scientist at thehorsemadscientist.blogspot.com    

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The amazing feeling of oneness

I’ve been riding Raven for over  a year. Most of it’s been bareback. I like bareback. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy-the only thing I have to clean up after a ride is my breeches. Riding bareback means I’m warm while … Continue reading

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The secrets we keep

We horsemen all have secrets. They are usually of two types-personal secrets, such as “I’m afraid to trail ride” or “I don’t really like my horse but can’t bring myself to admit it out loud because I’ve put in thousands … Continue reading

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The Jerk

Yesterday, I had a far too long session with Paula, my saddle fitter. I wasn’t happy with the way it fits Alydar. There doesn’t appear to be any room between the gullet and his spine. He’s done a lot of … Continue reading

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The Scapegoat

I spent twenty one years in the Army, doing jobs not normally done by women: I climbed communication towers (yes, those BIG ones), and repaired M1A1 tanks. The only female in my platoon, I took my forty men to the … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes!

This time last year, right about now, I was walking…no, dreaming…my way through Horseman’s Mecca. I was in a horseman’s dreamland. I was at the World Equestrian Games. I watched the world’s top performance horses, live, in the flesh. I … Continue reading

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