NQR means not quite right. If you’re a horse person, you probably already knew that though. It’s a pretty common expression among us hippophiles because sometimes with horses, things simply aren’t quite right. There really isn’t another way to put it. Something just feels funky. Wrong. Off. And I don’t mean off in the head-bobbing lame […]

Hey follower, hey!

Just sending a big shout out to my very first follower, Cate! Cate has a blog too and, coincidentally, she also has a warmblood mare named Willow with awesome ears, just like my Willow! (aka “All Ears” of course) I have a thing for mares with awesome ears.  Give her blog a read and a follow!


It’s been a week since my last post, and what a week its been! Dante and I seem to have had some “aha!” moments lately. I finally feel like I’m getting some impulsion from him and he’s been going really beautifully. As it turns out, all I needed to do was ride better. If only […]

Shaking things up

Dante and I just couldn’t seem to get on the same page today. Ryan shook up our lesson a bit today, focusing on getting Dante moving off of my leg and “flowing” a bit more rather than focusing on the technical aspects of riding courses. After our warmup on the flat, we worked on getting […]

Exciting news!

A little over a month ago I received an e-mail from the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) informing me of an awesome opportunity. This year, the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) is sponsoring a free clinic for member riders in Zone 8 with legendary trainer and rider Bernie Traurig (pictured).  Riders from Arizona, Colorado, New […]