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Quadrille!!

  Back in early spring four of us formed a dressage quadrille team. We had never done this before, and it was “fraught”! I had just acquired my new mare, Charm, and she was not fond of drill team-style riding. … Continue reading

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Playing catch-up

Several things are in the works but somehow I have become major sidetracked from reporting on them. So, here goes… This painting which I completed a few months ago will now appear on a promotional poster for Reins of Life … Continue reading

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East Lansing Adventures

I spent three days last week at my second appearance at the Michigan Horse Council’s Stallion Expo held each spring at Michigan State University in Michigan’s capital city. My booth is not getting any bigger, but it is getting fuller. … Continue reading

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Cheatin’ Bill gets honest

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything new to say about Billy. Probably not since he picked up a couple of blues at Intro level in the Willow Tree Dressage Show last July. My trainer Karin and I have … Continue reading

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Things are looking up for Spirit and Dakota

The painting is complete, and the horse continues to improve. We still don’t know what happened to Spirit out there in the pasture, but we do have a hunch now. A likely scenario is that he tied up (a type … Continue reading

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A triumph of Spirit

We had a crisis at Willow Tree a couple of weeks ago. One of our younger horses, Spirit, was found down in the pasture and he couldn’t move his hind end at all. Wendy, our barn manager, got him into … Continue reading

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Stonie watching over Valor

A couple of months ago I posted a little winter scene Aquabord™ of Roz and Stonie, which was a gift from our barn manager to Roz after she lost her beloved Stonie earlier this year. Since then Roz has adopted … Continue reading

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It’s winter already!

Here we have another little Aquabord™ commission just completed. I didn’t know how long I would have to wait to post it, since it was commissioned as a gift. The catch was, would it be a birthday gift (post sooner) … Continue reading

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Some things are not what they seem

Meet Bounty, who has been rehabbing with my trainer Karin for a couple of years now. You would never guess by looking at him that he just turned 30 last March. My job is to ride him about once a … Continue reading

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The Mackinac Island Adventure

This is going to be one heck of a long post, but at least I don’t go on and on very often! It was a 2-day whirlwind adventure, although some of it was definitely not planned or needed! Four of … Continue reading

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