The Polestar Farm Blog

Ray’s Storm Vlog #1

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ray's Storm

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ray’s StormI am making a new series about my training of the OTTB gelding, Ray’s Storm. He is owned and loved by Maureen McKenzie, from Palmer Alaska. After a 3000 … Continued

Jump Academy #5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Jump AcademyIts a new season, and a new opportunity for me to blog about cool things that I see on the cross country course. Letty, Moxee, Viki, Lanie and me … Continued

How To Enter An Event

I just came home from the annual USEA meeting, this year it was in Fort Lauderdale. I wish that I had made my reservations when I was feeling more relaxed. But, my flight schedule reflects the fact that I was … Continued

Teamwork at it’s best.

I just got home from that long drive up I-5. I need a gin and tonic. I didn’t drive for the fun of a competition this time, but instead to discover why one of my horses was not quite up … Continued

A fire extinguisher moment

We have all talked about “epiphany” or maybe its phrased a “lightbulb moment”. Either way, I usually use it to describe that look of enlightenment on my student’s face as they suddenly grasp the idea of what I’ve been preaching … Continued

Jump Academy #4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Jump Academy

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Jump AcademyJump Academy is a series of blogs where I contstantly forget remember to take a photo of a cross country question at an event that I am attending. Then come … Continued

Breaking Bad

I am held captive to my computer sitting on the trans continental flight. 4.5 hours of sitting in one place! Of course, there is a blog coming out of this. This week has been some ups and downs with the … Continued

The Recovery

This post is all about perspective. Will Faudree just posted a radiograph of his neck with the screws and plates in it on Facebook. Kim Meier then replied that she wished she had it that good. My complaint feels so … Continued

Wine Selection 101

I recently went back and read a few of my old blog posts. It has been so long ago that I had lost my critical eye and I rather enjoyed them! Here is a link to a funny, yet helpful … Continued

Appreciating my favorite vets.

For two seasons now, I have wondered why Cochlear starts out in the spring with trumpets-a-blasting and ends feeling like an out of tune oboe (my sister used to play oboe, so I remember what that sounds like). I have … Continued