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Liz Stout
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Hiatus
I've alluded to it in several posts over the past few months, but my work life is absolutely nuts right now. I'm compartmentalizing the chaos as much as I can, but I'm only capable of juggling so much fire at once! Balancing my work and personal life is sti...

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Twilight Eventing: Stadium and XC
With dressage behind us, my nerves in a remarkably settled place, and a smile on my face, Griffin and I entered the warm-up area for stadium jumping. I just walked him at first, settling us both into the new environment and reminding myself of the night's g...

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Twilight Eventing: Prologue and Dressage
Making Your Own Reality It isn't easy to dive into a new discipline. There's a big learning curve that comes from multiple directions no matter how you look at it. Add in the fact that you may not live anywhere near professional resources or an established ...

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Twilight Eventing: Preview
Well, our debut as eventers is under our belts. IT. WAS. AWESOME. Griffin had a freaking BLAST and I did, too. I cannot wait to get back out there.  I LOVE this horse.

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The Return of Q!
Q is officially "back in work"; I've been riding her 2-3 times a week for the past month
and she's been doing wonderfully in soundness of body and mind. "If I close my eyes, the human will leave me alone and go away." -Q, probably Quick Backstory Q was out...

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Conditioning/Competing a Quarter Horse for Endurance
Alternate titles for this post : How to Condition for Your First LD with the Bare Minimum of Effort My QH is a Badass Praise the Weather Gods Luckier Than a 3-Legged Dog Playing Frogger on a 6-Lane Interstate ARABIAN AND NON-ARABIAN BREEDS IN ENDURANCE I wa...

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Ride Between the Rivers 2017
Can I just start by saying that this was some of the most fun I've had on horseback long time? Because it really was. Stan performed so amazingly and in such a manner that my future training of Q and other endurance horses in my life will be modified with t...

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West Virginia Summertime
Summer has been beautifully mild so far in the higher elevations of West Virginia. I can honestly say I have yet to be "miserably hot" this year - a fact for which I am very grateful. Our lush green mountains have been quite exceptional thus far, too, and I...

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Down to the Wire
Conditioning for RBTR continues... Yeah, home really doesn't suck at all. Hard to believe that's real life and not some backdrop! Granted, not quite with the frequency I'd imagined, but we're trying. Originally, I had envisioned that moving Stan to Canaan w...

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Fluid Planning
Originally, I'd planned to hit up two of Loch Moy's Twilight Eventing nights this summer: July 26 and August 30. I took work off and had everything squared away, yet I held off sending in my entry for the first one. I wanted to first wait and see how XC sch...
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