The Wretched Ponies We Love

Pepper in the 1970s I recently interviewed Canadian Olympic rider Beth Underhill for The Horse Network. She talked about Teddy, “a wretched, wretched pony” she had as a child who used to run her under the apple tree and knock her off. But Teddy, she went on to explain, really taught her how to ride, “how to gain a horse’s trust,” and the value of perseverance. The Horse [...]

How Missing Spurs Develop Grit

Missing Spurs hiding in the car boot bin We have a problem in our house (and at our barn): Missing Spurs. Spurs take on a life of their own and disappear. All the time. But especially after horse shows. This is puzzling. Is there a spur-eating monster at our barn? No. Are the horses sneaking out of their stalls at night, hunting down the offending spurs and hiding [...]

By |2017-11-13T13:51:13-06:30November 2, 2017|Barn Life Lessons, Teenage Girls|0 Comments