Me & my horses.

- the trails of my life

Equestrian Pursuits:

I'm primarily interested in dressage with a minor interest in jumping as well as a deep love for traveling and trail riding. Horses that I own must be well rounded performers and willing to do it all. 

Dressage appeals to me because it refines and builds a bond of communication between horse and rider. It is beautiful to see a partnership where communication is fluid and minimal. I also enjoy that my primary competitor in the sport is myself.

The thrill of flying on horseback is what draws me to jumping. The contrast to the controlled, fluid moving dressage horse. Jumping is engaging a powerhouse of muscles and keeping it between you and the ground. 

Trails are a peaceful place to see the world that has been laid out for us. There's no better place of tranquility and beauty than a quiet dirt trail, with the sun filtering through the trees. 

Homemaking:

Homemaking: V-   mainly American term for the management of a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping or household management (the act of overseeing the organizational, financial, day-to-day operations of a house or estate, and the managing of other domestic concerns).

To me, being a homemaker is more than just the fussing over a household. It's being a good wife, it's caring about your job and your commitment to your husband and family. It is finding joy in completing tedious tasks and pride in creating a place of warmth and comfort for myself and those I love.

Green Living:

What is "Green Living"? 

Green living is an attempt to carry out your life in an eco-friendly, environmentally responsible manner, an attempt to minimize the size of your ecological footprint.

Green living concerns itself with a range of topics and practices including conservation of resources, recycling, sustainability, green construction, alternative energy, organic food choices, and other environmental topics.

I believe that out of respect for God's blessings and creation, respect for our fellow man and for our Earth itself it is our duty to take steps to conserve and to minimize our negative effects while we're here and to nurture this behavior in others. 

Creating, Growing & Learning:

Whatever the materials, I enjoy building and creating things.

Steaming beautiful dishes of food, a soft quilt,  a painting of a horse that I love ... it doesn't matter. I enjoy the process, the planning and exercising my mind in new ways. I love to make things myself when others generally go out to buy them. I like knowing how they are formed, made and from what materials. Give me paint, paper, a refrigerator of food and I can make you something. 

Give me a patch of soil and I want to plant something in it. Flowers, herbs, maybe some vegetables. I'm not terribly experienced, but I want to be. I'd love to have a little garden that uses my own compost and mulch that I can nurture and coax into growing food up from the earth or beautiful flowers for the bees.  

I also enjoy learning. I love to read and discover things. I often bore my husband with technical talk and documentaries. I like the history channel and the learning channel. The world is a big place with a lot to offer.  

The Morgan Horse:

 

The beauty of the Morgan horse lifts the heart. The breed exists solely because it pleases people. It is their heritage.

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Photo by H. R. Hoover
The Morgan is easily recognized by his proud carriage, upright graceful neck, and distinctive head with expressive eyes. Deep bodied and compact, the Morgan has strongly muscled quarters. The intelligence, willingness, zest for life, and good sense of the Morgan is blended with soundness of limb, athleticism, and stamina. In addition, Morgan thriftiness and longevity have made this breed a good bargain for more than 200 years - easy to love and affordable to own. The Morgan horse is free moving and calm under western tack or elegant and aristocratic ridden in English style. A tractable temperament allows the Morgan to excel when driving in single or multiple hitches. Companionable and comfortable on a quiet pleasure ride anywhere open skies beckon, working as a sensible partner in a long day of ranch work or endurance riding, waiting alert and ready to enter a show ring, or performing in formal riding disciplines, the Morgan is a versatile horse within a versatile breed. The Morgan horse agreeably adapts to his owner's life style. This first American breed can be found worldwide.

 

Reliable, loyal, tireless, and versatile, a Morgan becomes one with people of all ages and walks of life, sharing the mutual enjoyment in every equine pastime

 

Other Breeds and Horse interests:

Morgan horses are my primary breed of interest, but not my only ne. I also have a deep love and respect for the arabian horse. My husband is an 'arab person' so I suppose I will always have to have at least one in my life. Even so I enjoy the breed's beauty, grace, hardiness and timelessness.  

 

I am also interested in more baroque breeds such as the andalusian, lusitano and friesian. Many of the dignified warmbloods interest me as well.

 

Another topic I enjoy is horse breeding and color genetics. I am always interested to see a dilute or double dilute morgan or one sporting splash or sabino genes.  

 

  

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