The Polestar Farm Blog

Struggling to be positive

For those of you who know me, you know that I am the ultimate optimist. I have a very positive outlook on life, and especially to horse and rider training.  For example, I have a speech that every single one … Continued

Paso Robles or Bust

Just a quick blog note to keep the hommies happy (Joanne I am speaking of you!). Everytime I travel for an event, I think that there is nothing to report about, but then I get admonished by friends and clients … Continued

Ray’s Storm Vlog #1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Ray's Storm

I 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 mile trip down south, at the beginning of May, he is … Continued

Enjoying the Frez

Every year that I take this spring trip, it is a little different. We have been to every conceivable combination of California events from March to April. This year, the plan was to do a derby at Fresno County Horse … 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

Visualizing the worst

My first reaction to my mishap yesterday, was to not publish it online. But, last night I lost so much sleep over it and today I am periodically finding myself crying, that maybe it would be cathartic to write about … Continued

Jump Academy #4

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

Jump 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 home and write about the quesiton that the course designer posed to … 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

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