Author Archives: BlogPatty

About BlogPatty

Here's the skinny: I have a thing for horses. They make sense to me. I have a small horse training business (it's a "boutique" training business, not because it's super fancy, but because the horses get a lot of personal attention). I also go by Dr. Wilber, and teach biology full-time at a Central New Mexico Community college.

Horse Keeping in Hawaii

By Patty Wilber I spent the last week on Oahu, Hawaii, visiting family.

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On Loss

By Patty Wilber Normally, since this blog is called “The Write Horse”, I write about horses, but this week is different because last weekend we attended funeral services in Delaware for an old friend, Lloyd Alexander.

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The Written Directions Adventure

By Patty Wilber In these days of electronic everything, my indefatigable amigas and I did a 10+ mile  ride based on written directions.  I wanted to say “based solely on written directions”, but we are not total risk takers. We … Continue reading

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Home, Home on the Range…or the Arena

By Patty Wilber I was riding a good horse, the view of the open range was laid out like a feast for the eyes and I felt deep sense of peace and connection. Also, since the 30-40 mph wind was … Continue reading

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The Start of Summer in the Middle of Spring

By Patty Wilber Thursday was my last day of in person classes for the Spring term at Central New Mexico Community College. All my face to face Microbiology classes have finals graded and grades posted! I have three more online … Continue reading

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Back Country Horsemen 101, 2022 Version

By Patty Wilber Back Country Horsemen 101 at the Stanley Cyclone Arena was my entertainment last Saturday! (Friday was judging high school rodeo cow horse with Jordyn!)

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Riding in the Wind

By Patty Wilber We had two days of strong winds this week–gusts up to 60 mph they said–but the sun was out and it was over 60F.

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Preparing an Older Horse for the Work Season

By Patty Wilber Cometa is 25 this year. This is him last summer, at 24.

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Bringing up Baby

By Patty Wilber My favorite volunteer activity is trail work with the Back Country Horseman, so it stands to reason that the future show ring cow horse ranch horse, Gette (who is one year old), is also expected to become … Continue reading

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Ride the Pattern: Ranch Trail

By Patty Wilber I have always liked the horse show class “trail”.  I like helping horses learn to navigate gates, bridges, and poles at all three gaits.  I like backing Ls and Hs and Zs.   I like tight transitions and … Continue reading

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