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When I was a youth, 365 days seemed like a literal eternity. It might as well have been a million years in my inexperienced mind. I am older now, *wiser.* A year no longer...
I could feel the grit settling in the creases of my eyes after a long day standing at the in-gate. The AC in my truck was acting up and starting to blow less-than-cold air on my...
Serious riders, particularly those of us riding either older horses or horses we hope to get to a Big Level and then enjoy at that level for many years, spend a lot of time...
It’s 2016, and I’m knee deep in political coverage. I wake up at 2 a.m., am in the newsroom by 3 a.m., heavily caffeinated by 5 a.m., and rushing to the control room by 7 a.m....
For most amateurs, horses are a lifestyle that must be delicately perched between daily responsibilities and our dreams. Within this crowd are members of the U.S. Armed Forces,...
There is something that really gets under my skin, and that is when I hear horse show parents spewing poor sportsmanship. Some do it ringside, but I’ve even read parental rants...
Lexington, Ky.—April 28 As I walked out to the Rolex Stadium to take pictures of the $225,000 Kentucky Invitational Grand Prix and saw clouds start to gather in the dark gray...
Remember how I mentioned Cairo had only been lame once in the five years I owned her? I didn’t jinx myself—I already knew about the post-stone bruise injury when I typed it....
In a world where dating apps are now a normal way to meet a significant other, it’s no great surprise that social media has changed the way that we shop for our equine partners....
I spend a lot of time in my training columns focusing on under saddle work with bipeds and helping them to make the appropriate equipment choices, but several of my fans have...
In January, I turned 28, which means I have reached the age where I am beginning to ponder my future. I’ve begun to reflect on my past, and I constantly ask myself where I’m...
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...

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