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You are losing sleep over details. You are angry on a hundred fronts. You are a powder keg of emotion. All it takes is Donna innocently asking, “Did you feed lunch yet?” for a...
Over the last several months I’ve been working with a horse named Titan. Titan is a strapping young Thoroughbred cross who oozes athleticism. While he is generally a really...
I'm known for my attention to detail and my ability to care for horses well. It's a craft I've perfected for years, both on the road and at home. I've won...
Among the many posts I’ve started writing but not finished over the years is one I began while sitting in an overflow parking lot at the Kentucky Horse Park facing the Alltech...
I remember sitting in the 2011 U.S. Equestrian Federation annual meeting where David O’Connor, then the president of the organization, was going from committee to committee to...
Dear Rita, Devoting one’s life to pursuit of top sport often requires a rider to travel great distances for training and competition.  When I was kid, I started...
Whenever I go through a crisis, I always ask myself, “What can I learn from this experience? What can I do better?” I’ve learned a few things from my recent broken hand...
Recently I was fortunate enough to attend a five-day intensive riding workshop with equestrian legend Bernie Traurig at his ranch in San Marcos, California. The format was two...
Every night since he died I’ve dreamed of Gully. I have a thousand memories, all of them good. Some of them were only good in retrospect. The day he and his best friend, Syd,...
It’s been 13 months since I was on a horse. At first, I was sure I would not ride while I was pregnant. Then, I was sure I would. Then I actually became pregnant. When I...
At long last, November is here. I don’t just love November because it’s finally cool enough for my draft blood or because my hay and grain rations start increasing (though...
Sometimes the best advice isn't the easiest to take. We all need that friend who will tell you what you need to hear, even if you don't want to hear it. While talking...

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