I recently participated in my first schooling hunter and equitation show, and boy was it eye opening! I am not a competitive person and never have been. However, I love the sport of riding and have been striving to immerse myself in the horse world however I can. This meant that experiencing the world of … Continue reading Horse Showing: the takeaway message
Over the years of being a non-horse owner, I have come across many many different horses. I see this as one benefit of being a non-horse owner. Through my various experiences keeping active in the horse industry by essentially borrowing the horses of others, I have seen it all. There is always the push button … Continue reading That one horse that everyone hates…
Owning a horse is a dream of mine. Although I have been riding horses for years and have been an enthusiast even longer, horse ownership has not yet been in the cards for me. If you've read my past blog entries, you'll know that through college, military life and other factors, it would not have … Continue reading No horse? No problem!
Just a couple of years ago I went through the most difficult time of my life - the loss of my mother. She had been battling cancer for about a year, and was then gone from this earth too soon. Nothing in life prepares you for these moments. I've learned that everyone's grief experience is … Continue reading Horses, grief and EAGALA
In my experience, many horse-people tend to be stubborn. Feeling ill? Do your barn chores anyway. Injured? Ride that horse anyway. Unintentionally flew off your horse super-man style and hit a cross rail? Get back on anyway. I am not sure what it is about us, but we tend to find a path and stick … Continue reading When stubborn pays off
My parents signed me up for multiple sports growing up to try and find my niche. Since my older sister had already been down this road and fell in love with competitive swimming, my parents tried this first. I swam for 10 years on our neighborhood team and was known to be great at the breaststroke. … Continue reading Why I chose equestrian sport
The number one most important fact that you need to know about me is that I am not a horse owner. While it's an ongoing dream of mine to find that perfect four-hooved partner and soak in the sweaty-musty-dirty-yet-sweet horse smell, it has not been in the cards for me thus far. If you've read … Continue reading My introduction – the atypical equestrian