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School is back in session, and the leaves are starting to turn. It’s fall, which means it’s officially been a year since both Puck and Swagger entered their working lives with...
Every now and then, I’ve seen a horse run away with an inexperienced rider. Or rather, I’ve seen a horse dutifully canter around the ring while an inexperienced rider panics...
One question that had never come up before is whether I take requests. Then I got an email from a fellow horse dad who’s at a much earlier stage on this journey. He said some...
Konnichiwa! I am writing to you from beautiful Okinawa, Japan, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. I arrived in June and will spend 12 months here on an overseas short tour. For...
On Sunday afternoon at the FEI World Equestrian Games I found myself crouching in a ball under the 3 1/2-foot high floor of the main grandstand, not unlike a very sweaty, very...
Absolutely, there have been snags here at the FEI World Equestrian Games. The weather during Week 1 forced the cancellation of the dressage freestyle and caused general...
It’s never a good thing when your working student calls you at 5 a.m. We’re a texting people. Phone calls are reserved for the elderly and emergencies. And as I groggily...
Five years ago, I went from freelancing the occasional story for The Chronicle of the Horse to being offered a full-time position. It was nothing I ever anticipated. My background...
Somehow (and ridiculously!) summer seems to be more than half way over. Well, maybe not to me. Since I am a devoted Mainer, in my world, summer lasts until...
Walking into the week of the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship in Lexington, Kentucky, I was immediately impressed with the energy. There was such...
Two years ago, Caitlyn Shiels and I were in Traverse City, Michigan, chasing indoors points for the amateur-owner hunters. I so wanted to go, and at 6, Mo was trying his heart...
This summer is flying by! It's less than two months until the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover, and Cozmic One just keeps getting better and...

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