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 For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.... with the kids jingle-belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, but I swear to God if one of those freaks walks...
Earlier this year, Dubai and I celebrated the one-year anniversary of his arrival at my barn.  With any horse, the first year is an exciting time. With the youngsters, every...
My whole life, I knew I couldn’t have a horse. I never really examined whether I actually wanted one. Of course, I wanted a horse of my own! What horse-crazy kid...
I hate December. It’s cold; it’s dark, and it’s time spent twiddling my thumbs waiting to get to Florida. When I’ve had serious upper-level competition horses, December is...
We all have a favorite horse show, the one we prioritize over the other shows, taking a real vacation, or a respectable professional wardrobe. For me that show is the Tucson Fall...
None of us do this alone. We rely on a strong support system behind us: vets, farriers, students, teachers, barn workers, family, owners, fellow competitors, horses, etc. It is...
Last year, I wrote an open letter to Katie Prudent in response to her controversial WISP Sports interview. The Chronicle published my open letter online, and the aftermath of that...
Dear Rita, I’m back at the keyboard. So there I was, teaching a seminar on Good Riding, Good Footing and Good Shoeing at Hilltop Farm during the North American Stallion...
Once upon a time, while shooting the breeze after a lesson, someone in our group of riders posed an important question: What horse would you want to ride in the event of a zombie...
I’ve gotten very good at traveling this year. We’ve been all over since I last wrote a blog: the Upperville Horse Show (Virginia), Lake Placid Horse Show (New York), Vermont...
One of the biggest complaints I hear from fellow Quadrupeds is that their Humans don’t feed them properly. Indeed, in my experience, this is biggest area of mis-education among...
I got an email last month from The Adventurists, a British company “fighting to make the world less boring,” stating: “In case you've already forgotten the glorious...

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