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Austen Gage
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Runner, Rider, Designer
Runner, Rider, Designer

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Fresh New Start, Old Comfortable Home
Home again. Back in April I left my favorite barn, giving up a palace devoted to horses. It was hard, but the right decision for my horse. He needed a place to heal and learn to be himself, to grow up. Here we are eight months later, more mature and settled...
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Flashback Friday: Trot Evolution
I'm all about that bass trot. We gon' take it to a whole another level... It's been a year and 2+ months since I brought Bast home, and a year and 3 months since his last race. With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment today to look at how his training h...
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In the Spirit of Dressing Up
Halloween, a day best spent dreaming of fair isles and redheaded unicorns... The end of October seems like the perfect time to officially share these year-old photos taken by Liz Stout . I planned to go back through and tweak my initial editing before shari...
In the Spirit of Dressing Up ~ Guinness on Tap
In the Spirit of Dressing Up ~ Guinness on Tap
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In the Spirit of Dressing Up
Halloween, a day best spent dreaming of fair isles and redheaded unicorns... The end of October seems like the perfect time to officially share these year-old photos taken by Liz Stout . I planned to go back through and tweak my initial editing before shari...
In the Spirit of Dressing Up ~ Guinness on Tap
In the Spirit of Dressing Up ~ Guinness on Tap
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Euphemisms
We all know there are certain phrases people use in sale ads to creatively obscure their horse's terrible behavior. If we're lucky, we are able to translate the subtext and steer clear of the trap lingering. If we aren't we might find ourselves with a probl...
Euphemisms ~ Guinness on Tap
Euphemisms ~ Guinness on Tap
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Making Friends
Monday we turned Bast out with his new turnout group. (No. He's not going back on field board, but he's also not going to stay in solitary confinement for life.) Look! Friends? Frenemies? Let's find out! The group is huge, and I wasn't sure how the introduc...
Making Friends ~ Guinness on Tap
Making Friends ~ Guinness on Tap
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Vets and Moving
Vet came out on Monday to recheck Bast's leg, and we decided to x-ray the stifle to make sure there was no break. What's a little money between friends, right? Hay gurl, that's a nice lookin' stifle you got there... Thankfully the x-rays looked very clear. ...
Vets and Moving ~ Guinness on Tap
Vets and Moving ~ Guinness on Tap
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When Your Horse Goes Crazy
Last Saturday Bast crashed a fence. This fence, actually. I had been leading him back from bath time in the main barn, when he attempted several times to bolt back to his pasture. This has been normal behavior. I attempted to work with him some in hand to g...
When Your Horse Goes Crazy ~ Guinness on Tap
When Your Horse Goes Crazy ~ Guinness on Tap
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The Many Faces of A Baby Thoroughbred
For anyone who has restarted an ottb in dressage, you would be familiar with the many faces of an opinionated young thoroughbred learning about contact. "OMGAAA" Honestly, to some degree, you just have to laugh while your horse makes faces... lots of faces....
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Learning Lunging
Anyone out there a lunging expert? 'Cause we're definitely not pros... I am very open about the fact that I am the opposite of an expert in lunging and ground work. To be fair, I also don't believe most groundwork actually translates to dressage training an...
Learning Lunging ~ Guinness on Tap
Learning Lunging ~ Guinness on Tap
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