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What I think my relationship with my horses is like:

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What my relationship with my horses actually is:

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Khyssie attempting the milk jug challenge. (And why does all of the dirt go straight to my shirt front?) 
Photo by Gerry Cox.

Khyssie attempting the milk jug challenge. (And why does all of the dirt go straight to my shirt front?) 

Photo by Gerry Cox.

Call me stubborn or maybe I just see something in this young mare. 
Today I took Khyssie up to Mountain House Stables in Colville, Washington to take her through the trail course there. Gerry Cox gave me some lessons on getting Khyssie to move through some difficult obstacles and we had a blast. I came home dirty, sweaty, and very happy. 
There was absolutely no problem putting Khyssie in the trailer, she walked right in like she wanted to go for a ride. She stood tied in the arena without a fuss, and she attempted everything on the course although some of the tasks were really challenging! Who would have thought a bunch of flattened milk jugs would be so scary! 
She may be having a hard time finding her balance but she’s got a heart of gold and tries everything. 
Photo by Gerry Cox.

Call me stubborn or maybe I just see something in this young mare. 

Today I took Khyssie up to Mountain House Stables in Colville, Washington to take her through the trail course there. Gerry Cox gave me some lessons on getting Khyssie to move through some difficult obstacles and we had a blast. I came home dirty, sweaty, and very happy. 

There was absolutely no problem putting Khyssie in the trailer, she walked right in like she wanted to go for a ride. She stood tied in the arena without a fuss, and she attempted everything on the course although some of the tasks were really challenging! Who would have thought a bunch of flattened milk jugs would be so scary! 

She may be having a hard time finding her balance but she’s got a heart of gold and tries everything. 

Photo by Gerry Cox.

Life on the farm. 
Photo by Gerry Cox

Life on the farm. 

Photo by Gerry Cox

That’s one way to beat the heat. 
Photo by Gerry Cox.

That’s one way to beat the heat. 

Photo by Gerry Cox.

I believe it was four years ago to the day that I took my husband to see this little filly. Go back to my first blog posts and you’ll see everything that has transpired since then. Love, affection, frustration and joy, bumps, bruises, victories, hopes, dreams, and disappointments, but never - ever - any regrets. 

I believe it was four years ago to the day that I took my husband to see this little filly. Go back to my first blog posts and you’ll see everything that has transpired since then. Love, affection, frustration and joy, bumps, bruises, victories, hopes, dreams, and disappointments, but never - ever - any regrets. 

A horse already knows how to be a horse; the rider has to learn how to become a rider. A horse without a rider is still a horse; a rider without a horse is no longer a rider.

This is the story of raising, training and loving a young horse named Khyssie.

I also explore the love of writing. Because I can't be out at the barn all the time.