My Facebook feed is nothing but cute holiday pictures and cards. Somehow this happened in the last 24 hours and it’s insanely cute. The fact that I’m thinking these are cute now is a sure fire...» Read More!
Seriously, wasn’t it Thanksgiving like… last weekend? I must have been in a roast-beef and turkey induced coma because once again, Christmas is bearing down on me with a furiousness. I must confess that I...» Read More!
On Wednesday, I decided that I was going to give Nyls a teensy little jump school over baby jumps after his two month fake vacation, and I would just have a little fun and pop...» Read More!
Massive congrats go out today to Marley Stone and Tim Bourke, who are brand new farm owners! They’ve been able to snag Stone’s Throw Farm in Berryville, Virginia and will continue to work closely with...» Read More!
I love how so very glamorous the FEI Awards Gala is. Everyone is dressed in dazzling formal wear and there are smiles for miles. While the big news coming out of the weekend is the...» Read More!
We’re just a month away from the start of the 2015 season, with the first recognized horse trials kicking off in Ocala the second week of January. Eventers are keeping busy until then; both Poplar...» Read More!
When I walked into the barn yesterday one of the other boarders was clipping her horse in the wash stall. I said hello and she sneezed something about having horse hair in places where horse...» Read More!
Friday Friday Friday! So glad it is Friday, and equally glad that I have now completed 99% of my christmas shopping and I don’t have to brave the crowds this weekend. Also, I made peppermint...» Read More!
Somehow, every year, I feel like the space between Thanksgiving and Christmas gets smaller and smaller, and each year I resolve to not get caught unawares without preparation, and each year I’m flabbergasted when it...» Read More!
Hello to you all and good Monday morning! I’m delighted to officially join the EN Team, fans, and readers on this wild ride. I wrote a bit for EN when it first began in 2009,...» Read More!
I love awards season! There’s nothing more delightful than pictures of everyone all decked out in fancy clothes with giant smiles and fabulous prizes. The USEA Convention may be at an end for this year,...» Read More!
With the holidays right around the corner, I should probably get on all of the shopping I need to do. It’s hard though, I keep finding things I want. I have a personal rule of...» Read More!
Yesterday I went fox-hunting on a young Thoroughbred mare who thought it was quite exciting indeed. She settled at the end, and I think she will get better, but today, I am considering taking an...» Read More!
I’m a big fan of the November and December vacation for my horses, and I think it’s a big part of why they come out refreshed both mentally and physically each spring. However, both of...» Read More!
As much as we need the rain, I wish there was a way to schedule it for “during my work hours” rather than “on my weekend.” The biggest bummer about rainy weather is that it...» Read More!
As much as I enjoy holiday smells like Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas trees and hot cocoa, there are a few that I like way more. A fresh truckload of alfalfa is definitely in my top 10,...» Read More!
This weekend will certainly be a weekend for riding-tights rather than breeches. If I even make it out to the barn, that is. We’re supposed to get a massive amount of rain which may well...» Read More!
Holy Turkey Hangover!! I’m surely not the only one who is feeling a little sluggish today after an exciting and exhausting day of family, friends, wine, and lots of stuffing with gravy. Those of you...» Read More!
Happy Turkey Day, y’all!! Much of the east coast experienced the first snow fall of the season, which pretty much solidifies the feelings of the holidays. My hat is off to those riders who persevered...» Read More!
It was certainly one of those weekends where I feel like I need to go to work to recover from it. I stayed out far too late last night at Tack Warehouse’s annual barn party...» Read More!
For a time, I taught riding lessons at a barn that was very much oriented towards beginners. While I was there, I made a lot of friends. Most of the riders who were there when I was...» Read More!
Happy weekend, EN! Dana wrote in to let us know about some excitement happening at the Jumping Branch Schooling Horse Trials in Aiken. Organized by property-owner Julie Zapapas, JBF is really a fall destination event for...» Read More!
The above photo is related to my feeling right now, which is related to the recent weather changes. Every year, the first few weeks that it gets really cold, my body first becomes super hungry,...» Read More!