Hello and happy New Year ! It has been awhile since I have updated EN on my endurance endeavors (in-between the busyness of horse trials, dressage and jumper shows as well as clinics). I am...» Read More!
Well, the day is finally here, the close of applications for the 2018 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover. It’s like the Thanksgiving to my Christmas. An exciting day in and of itself, but what it really does...» Read More!
Sometimes I think I attract difficult horses. Standing out in my pasture right now I have not one, not two, but three really tough mounts. Although, when it comes down to it, I realize I’ve...» Read More!
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Only it’s actually more like empty bank accounts and conflicting schedules and missing work, oh my! And then there’s the never ending struggle with the “I don’t bounce...» Read More!
In the fall of 2017, EN writer Maggie Deatrick and her long-time partner Divine Comedy, aka Dante, were set for a comeback to the 3* level after two years of rehabbing a tendon injury. After feeling something...» Read More!
I know. I know. It’s Christmas, and the title looks more like a Thanksgiving article, but bear with me. Besides being an adult amateur eventer and a blogger, I am also a server at a...» Read More!
Yeah, well, I snuck a couple of Christmas cookies for breakfast along with my coffee, so I’m wired up to write a big long holiday blog all about exciting stuff, but, I did a bad...» Read More!
Stay sane, my friends, and don’t get jealous when everyone evacuates to the south to ride in warm weather with only one layer on. Don’t go stark raving mad when the faucet in the barn...» Read More!
Photo taken by me as I enjoy a few moments of peace with my Syd. It’s been a rough year for eventers. Hurricanes, both horse and rider fatalities, fires … Heck, it’s been a rough...» Read More!
I just got back from the barn. My hands smell like they petted sweat, soaked in leather conditioner and then air-dried with a sprinkling of dust and I don’t want to wash them because they...» Read More!
It’s not always my fault. I must keep reminding myself of this fact. Those of us with a steadfast, tried and true, never take a wrong step (or jump) partner tend to take for granted...» Read More!
As Thanksgiving and the holiday season are finally upon us, I can’t help but to reflect on how quickly 2017 has blown by, who has been there throughout, and what a whirlwind 2017 has been....» Read More!
This post was originally published on Emma’s blog, OTTBs and Oxers. With all of the back and forth on safety in eventing after the euthanization of Boyd Martin’s Crackerjack at Les Etoiles de Pau, Doug Payne’s...» Read More!
My name is Lyndsey and I am from Ohio. In the last three years I have been competing my “been there done that” WB/TB mare at the Novice level. I work at a local area...» Read More!
When I saw my pictures from cross country at Jump Start in September, I knew I had to buy them. There was a series of shots of Red and me approaching and going through the...» Read More!
Eventing is HARD. Don’t let anyone tell you different. After the glow of the big win at Waredaca, I entered the very last Area II event of the season at Full Moon Farm. This is...» Read More!
We all know that certain horses are special — they have more heart, more personality, and more goodness than the average beast. Silly Wabbitt, AKA Rocky the one-eyed wonder horse, is one such special horse....» Read More!
As we enter this year’s holiday movie season, there’s one new release that caught my attention. The comedy A Bad Mom’s Christmas in particular got me thinking: are there Bad Horse Moms and am I...» Read More!
This article is brought to you by Athletux Equine. For more Athletux articles, please click here. Throughout my career, I’ve always been in pursuit of a goal. Goals such as completing my first CCI4* (check), starting my...» Read More!
The barn is our sanctuary, our happy place, and our horses are our best friends and therapists. No matter how stressed we’ve been at work or in our personal lives, we all know the peace...» Read More!
Some roads are straight and wide, with perfect yellow lines, gorgeous shady trees and passing zones for miles. Someday I’d like to see one of those roads. I tend to find myself traveling on the...» Read More!
I hate change. Change is scary. Our brain literally thinks we are going to die if we step outside our comfort zone so it pitches a massive fit anytime we try to. This is useful...» Read More!
Today marks the beginning of the equestrian world’s least beloved annual tradition, No-Stirrup November. Riding sans stirrups has obvious benefits — the promise of thighs of steel and a velcro butt in a month’s time...» Read More!