Monday, August 23, 2010

Andalucia here I come!

So as most of you know, I'm going to be leaving for Seville, Spain in 11 days and I will be living there for the next four months.  I'm going to be living the Spanish lifestyle, eating Spanish food, taking courses in Spanish, and best of all riding Spanish horses.  I've been corresponding with a barn outside of Seville called Hacienda Dos Olivos (  As a student and a photographer I will have an opportunity to barter my skills as a photographer in exchange for lessons in classical dressage.  Let me say that I am beyond excited to have an opportunity to learn from a fabulous instructor on gorgeous Andalusian stallions.

Monday, August 2, 2010

And I'm back!

Forgive me for it has been too long since I last blogged.  A summer without horses far from ideal.  I have lessoned twice and ridden some horses for Gloria several times.  All in all its been about a handful of rides when I was used to riding several each day.

Remember the crazy crazy yellow baby?  Well guess what?  I think she realized how much fun it is to have me around.   I went back down to Elon for the whole week this past week and she was FANTASTIC each and every day.  Thats five days straight of PERFECT pony.  It was unreal!  We walked, trotted, cantered, and jumped a few fences on a loose rein!  And I rode her bareback and she couldn't have cared less.  I don't think anyone else could do this with her, but she and I have a relationship based in trust and it makes our ability to create success that much more feasible.  We really are truly happy when we are with each other.

I know its pretty clear that the blogging has been limited for the summer.  That will change when I leave for Spain (I will try to write regularly) and when I get back I will be getting back into riding full time so I will have plenty of adventures to share.