During My Brief College Career… I attended Salem International University ( a college that no longer exists) and rode on their school equestrian team. Looking back on my experience, I have very mixed feelings about my experience with it. Overall I think it is an excellent format. It brings to the forefront the riders that … Continue reading Intercollegiate Horse Shows
My Weekend On Saturday, I took a day trip to see the horse farm where my friend, Jennifer works. It was about an hour and a half drive each way. While there I just sat in a chair, watched the horses and talked to people. It was a beautiful morning in Harper’s Ferry, WV. I … Continue reading Neuro fatigue: Pay Back For A Great Weekend!
Had To See It In Person! So, my friend and guest blogger, Jennifer, is a trail guide at Elk Mountain Trails. She has been telling us about this place forever now and really wanted us to come to check it out in person. So today was the day. Elk Mountain Trails If I remember correctly, … Continue reading Saturday At Elk Mountain Trails, Harpers Ferry, WV
Something I Have not Talked About In A While! Which is a good thing, since it means that I’m getting less and less fearful as I continue on my brain bruised healing journey! Not to say that it has totally gone away though, which I thought was a good reason for me to touch on … Continue reading Fear&TBI
You Know, Like in 101 Dalmations?! That is right, just like in the movie, my dogs and my brother and sister-in-law’s dogs have a barking chain. You will hear it go off a few times a day here at the Back 40. I always wonder what they are saying to each other, alas, that is … Continue reading The Back 40 Barking Chain
New Location For Feeder and Blind On Sunday, the day before Veteran’s Day, Tycen and I drove down to the Hyde Farm property. He had scouted out a new location. In tall brush where it was obvious deer had made trails and had bedded down. He set up the ground blind about 40 yards from … Continue reading Tycen And His “Once In A Lifetime Buck”
Yesterday We Analyzed The Photo, Today We Discuss How To Improve! Amelia and Finn are definitely a nice pair. Nobody is perfect though, horse or rider. So let’s talk about what Amelia can work on. Eyes Yesterday I mentioned how well Amelia had her eyes up looking where she was going. She has always been … Continue reading Amelia and Finn- Part 2
A Fairily New Partnership Amelia has not ridden Finn that many times. Their partnership is fairly new. Amelia has a lot to learn from Finn. He is an experienced older horse that has more buttons than she knows how to push just yet. They are just beginning to learn to speak the same language and … Continue reading From My Perspective- Amelia & Finn
I wouldn’t let a week go by without sharing some sort of happy, positive, cheer you up on a bad day sort of stuff! Here it is! Pass It On! Like it? Share it! Pass it on to someone else who might need a little pick me up in their day! Continue reading Weekly Happy Stuff
November 11 Veterans Day is celebrated on November, 11. This is the anniversary of the ending of WWII How Many Veterans Are There In The U.S? There are approximately 18.8 million veterans living in the U.S today. That is about 7 % of the population. Combat Veterans Combat Veterans are Veterans who served in a … Continue reading Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank A Veteran!