Experimenting with Vitamin B1: Part 3

I am happy to report that this week’s challenge was a resounding success! We had our first jumping lesson for the first time in nearly six weeks- unheard of for a workaholic like Aleva! While the fences stayed small, the technical exercises were a great re- introduction to jumping. Unfortunately, I couldn’t harangue anybody to…

Experimenting with Vitamin B1: Part 2

After a positive first week on Pharm Vet’s Vita- B1 supplement, I was really looking forward to taking a jumping lesson- our first in a while. Unfortunately, in the heyday of show season, I couldn’t meet with my coaches this past week. Instead, Aleva and I embarked on another challenge: a trip down the road.…

A Word on Whoa

Throughout my riding career I’ve had several different coaches, each with a different stance on the use of vocal aids. I used to have a bad habit of “clucking” on takeoff whenever I got a deep spot to a fence. I stopped because I was told I would be marked down in the strict, stuffy…