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Somewhere around Week 2 of waiting for Cairo’s stone bruise to heal, I got a message from Darla Clark at Strawberry Mountain Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, a horse rescue I...
Having the opportunity to blog for The Chronicle of the Horse is rewarding for a number of reasons, but one of them is the way that it encourages me to reflect on the highs and...
We met Kasey Perry-Glass at her Core Evolution gym almost exactly 24 hours after I worked out with Laura Kraut. I would love to tell you I was smart and proactive and spent at...
Early in my search for a horse, I went to a clinic to try a gelding. It didn’t take long to discover we weren’t suited, but I’d driven nearly 1 1/2 hours, so I hung out for...
I entered Elvis in our first show together. He’s been training terrific, feeling really good in his body, and, as always, fantastic in his brain. Of course, three days before...
In my last post I took issue with the oft-heard claim that horse show judging is subjective. Instead, I suggested, in theory—and I’d guess for the most part in...
Dear Nikki, my Princess, Nik-Nik, Nikkidoo, I hope you are reading this while munching on an unlimited amount of Pop-Tarts—brown sugar cinnamon only, of course, and...
After we have celebrated our respective holidays with our families, eaten ourselves out of our skinny breeches, and slept off the New Year’s Eve celebration, the winter show...
It’s the start of a new year and all the talk is of this year’s events, the merry-go-global list that takes us to almost the four corners of the earth. Every year, the list...
A foot of snow followed by 10 days of freezing temperatures allows you to accomplish some important things. Incidentally, riding is not one of them. Some of you may have noticed...
It’s 5 a.m., and I am wide awake. It’s a horse show morning, and I have woken up before my alarm and gone over my tests, which is something I do often, certainly at the first...
“Beyond the horse’s physical attributes and his contributions to human well-being, I am astounded, above all else, by his inner self, his spirit and his sweet and generous...

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