2013 in Review: My Favorite Horse Pictures

I’ve gone through my horse photo albums from 2013. Sharing a few of my favorite pictures with you for a year in review: Below: I snapped this picture while volunteering for Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, WA. I don’t know the names of these two, but I was struck by […] Read more »

Jumping into the New Year

Clips taken from our last ride of 2013. Kelsy Smith riding nine-year-old American Warmblood, Huxley, and me with 13-year-old Haflinger, Pippin. We started these two ourselves and have had them ever since; they’ve been our main competition horses for the last several years. Kels and I’ve always enjoyed challenging each […] Read more »

Ugly Christmas Sweater Ride 2013

It’s the time of year in which many of us can’t resist dressing up our animals–and/or ourselves–in ridiculous holiday-themed attire… Pip and I are plugging away at dressage–learning together how to prance and dance gracefully. Our goal for the New Year is to continue our dressage training to compete once […] Read more »

Horse Inspiration: Isabell Werth and Satchmo Ride Bareback for Fun

Makes me smile to see that even Olympic riders–arguably some of the most polished and professional riders out there–still like to hop on bareback and have fun with their horses! My own foray into dressage began exactly like this–riding bareback in a halter on an older dressage “schoolmaster” and simply […] Read more »

Joey and Sachi: Just for Fun

We have two young horses at Nayborly Farms right now; Joey (mine) and Sachi (Kelsy’s). Was perusing my photos from the spring and found these from one of our training sessions; Joey’s first ride in fact… Always fun to discover and embrace the difference in personalities. These two are a […] Read more »

Horse Inspiration: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro Win Every Dressage Record in the World

British rider and double Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin and her horse Valegro are again world record holders in dressage. They scored a 93.975% in the Grand Prix freestyle at the Olympia Horse Show in London on December 17, 2013, breaking the previous freestyle world record set by Edward Gal […] Read more »