It’s shaping up to be one of those weekends where you need a weekend to recover from it. There are early season events happening all over the place, as well as awards banquets, clinics, and...» Read More!
This time last year, Charlottesville was covered in snow for weeks already. Mercifully, this winter seems to be going much better, with reasonable temperatures and mostly unfrozen ground! I remember last year when I returned...» Read More!
I finally, finally got a few free hours and some good afternoon sunlight to do some photo shoots for some awesome products to review this week! Nyls got to be my horsey model, and as...» Read More!
There I was, video chatting about horses (what, it’s my job) and a gleeful shout suddenly emits from the kitchen, followed by the pitter-patter of stockinged feet down the hall. The door flew open and...» Read More!
Yesterday I declared an early end to winter. Today, I bring you further evidence that winter really is coming to an end. Last night was the USEF National Awards Banquet which honored many national and...» Read More!
Ladies and Gentlemen, by the powers vested in me by Supreme Commander Chinch, I’m declaring an early end to winter. The sun is now officially setting after 5pm, the Eventing season will be in full...» Read More!
For my thoroughly non-horsey adventure of the week, last night I was baking some baguettes (as one does, because I found out that making your own bread is actually the best thing ever) and disaster...» Read More!
As I’m not going south this year, I’m resorting to more creative ways of getting my horses ready for their March debuts in competition. Nyls is doing all the horrible dressage that I can humanely...» Read More!
I knew that I needed a new helmet, but I didn’t realize the brain bucket I had was 11 (yes, eleven) years old until I checked it recently. That’s older than the helmet I thought...» Read More!
With a new show season getting underway lots of courses are seeing new designs this year. I’m particularly excited to see what Ian Stark does with Woodside. Jon Holling helpfully posted one of the new...» Read More!
It’s time to award the Golden Chinchilla! Have you voted for your favorites in EN’s Horse and Rider of the Year awards? If you haven’t, time is running out. Voting closes tomorrow, so you best take...» Read More!
The newest social media trend going around is to receive a tag from a friend instructing you to pick out five of your favorite horse photos. I somehow don’t have a ton of photos of...» Read More!
I cannot believe that eventing competition starts this weekend. First week in January? I feel like it gets earlier and earlier every year! I prefer to have a longer winter break, for both myself and...» Read More!
I’ll be going back and watching the George Morris Horsemastership Training Session videos in their entirety on the USEF Network. But one of my favorite lessons from George that I’ve come across so far is...» Read More!
Why is it that packing up an entire barn to head to a distant event seems to be such an easy thing when moving across town is such an ordeal? I am utterly exhausted from...» Read More!
What a wonderfully chilly start to 2015! Brrr!!! I have been snuggled up in a fleece pull-over in a determined effort to avoid turning on the heater. It’s so rarely used that when I do...» Read More!
How do you ring in the new year? By taking your gigantosaurus failed dressage horse foxhunting for the first time! Leo officially went foxhunting for the first time yesterday on the first day of the...» Read More!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! The year of the horse is officially over (sorry ponies) and now we are entering the year of the sheep (or goat, depending on what you read). Apparently, the sheep is a...» Read More!
Good morning! I’m still pinching myself to make sure that 2014 is actually almost over. It’s hard to believe, and I know we say that every year but this year seems different somehow. I went...» Read More!
I come from a Southern family and therefore the holiday season means one thing: casseroles. With only the New Year left to justify eating gobs of goodies and being a little less productive than usual,...» Read More!
It is hard to believe it, but today is the last Sunday in 2014. The year has whipped past in spectacular fashion and I’m finding myself perplexed as to where all of that time went....» Read More!
Yes, yes, I know. Christmas is over, but I couldn’t help myself! The picture Courtney Comeau sent us was just too cute! With Christmas and Boxing Day in the books, we’re just a few cozy sleeps away from New...» Read More!
Holy Christmas hangover, you guys! I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling a little woozy today, and definitely a few pounds heavier. I might have to get back to that whole running thing, although now...» Read More!