As an adult amateur, one of the hardest changes I’ve experienced in my riding is that my confidence is hard won, yet easily lost. And that’s where I’m at right now in my riding: slowly and carefully building back up my confidence...

It's wonderful to have a horse you have no goals or expectations for -- one that you can simply do whatever you want, whenever you want and just enjoy...

I've been riding Moiya since late Summer 2015, and officially began my half-lease in January. I first fell in love with Moiya when I rode her during the summer last year. Miles was lame and resting, and she saved me from sitting on my ass while all my friends took lessons and went to horse shows. She was a gem from the get-go, and we just clicked (albeit inexplicably, because no one was more surprised than me). Over the winter, she was a bit difficult, especially over fences. But during my lesson last Monday, I got a glimpse of the mare I originally fell in love with.

I'm at a point in my riding where I know a lot of the basics. For example, I know what a half halt it, how to perform a half halt and the general circumstances in which I should apply a half halt. But what I'm still learning...