A crazy weekend in Tallahassee is wrapping up today, and there were plenty of photos and videos to satisfy even the hungriest of score stalkers lurking about on social media (ok, mainly me). Here is...» Read More!
This winter seems to be neverending, what with the polar vortex(es), the ice storms all over the country and the unceasing sense you’ll never truly be warm again. I’m about ready for this to be...» Read More!
You know how sometimes you just fall in love with a horse, instantly, even when it isn’t yours to ride or own? Well, this is how I felt with “Mr. M” (name changed to protect...» Read More!
Evidently, the man who came up with the infamous phrase, patience is a virtue, clearly was not a struggling event rider. Perhaps he dealt with other challenges back in the 13th, or 14th century like...» Read More!
Sunday afternoon, I did something I normally don’t do. I actually left the farm. Shocking news, I know, but every now and again, my little hermit crab self has to put on real people clothes...» Read More!
Right around this time, every year, I find myself scratching my head and going, “Why did they go south when they could have come here?” Nothing beats California. If you head to the same place every...» Read More!
I’ve been fortunate enough to have that special bond with a horse who means the world to me. Out of all of the horses I have been privileged to interact with throughout my life, there...» Read More!
There’s really no way to break this to you sweetly, so here we go: If we are at a competition, I’m definitely noticing your turnout and that of your horse. And I’m not the only...» Read More!
After experiencing a snow storm last week, an absurd ice storm this past week, and an earthquake Friday night that shook the entire house, Aiken has literally been ready for anything to happen this spring....» Read More!
Normally, the sheer thought of Valentines Day makes me want to puke. I mean, come on people. A holiday solely dedicated to make those poor, lonely individuals feel even more alone and depressed. Not to...» Read More!
BARN RAT. Definition: An individual who spends the majority of his or her life on a farm, in particular a horse farm. Oftentimes, these people will have an unimaginable amount of dirt, sweat and/or hay...» Read More!
As competitors, we are always seeking to improve our skills, and as eventers, this is pretty much a neverending quest. Not only do we have to work on our personal fitness, our technical skills, the...» Read More!
Because I have been trapped in my house for over four days now, surrounded by Vitamin C, Puffs Kleenex, cough drops, and a roaring fire, I have had ample time to contemplate my life as...» Read More!
Last week, I found myself walking through a revolving door into a hospital. As I made my way in, I was completely caught off guard by the talented pianist playing right smack in the middle...» Read More!
I look forward to Super Bowl commercials each year because I am constantly looking for one that someone incorporates a horse. Yes, I am a nerd in every sense of the word. Last night’s big...» Read More!
I’ve made it down to Aiken this year, and while the weather isn’t always as exciting as one imagines in theory, the horses that have joined me down here certainly are. I’ve got four horses...» Read More!
Have you ever been riding your horse and all of a sudden, like magic, you have an epiphany? Where you actually get off your horse when you’re done riding, and think to yourself, how stupid...» Read More!
It’s winter, so the ground is invariably slick, frozen over, covered in snow, or totally muddy and disgusting. You look at the ground and you imagine all of the 36 ways that your horse could...» Read More!
Abigail Lufkin is a former CCI4* eventer who is now a sports psychology consultant and clinical social worker based in the Los Angeles area. You may remember seeing Abigail ride around Rolex on horses such as...» Read More!
The Sochi Winter Olympics, which kick off in just under two weeks, feature some of the most terrifying sports ever invented by mankind. Luge, skeleton, aerial skiing, giant slalom, snowboard halfpipe, ski jumping … they all look...» Read More!
I have never felt the need to talk excessively about anything, even horses. Perhaps growing up with two extrovert sisters forced me to look inside and examine early on. I recently watched an interesting story...» Read More!
Blogger Jorna Taylor recently wrote a heartwarming piece dedicated to hard working horse show moms everywhere. After our toast to our supportive significant others, we had to also pay homage to those horse show moms...» Read More!
We’ve all heard the numerous lists of signs that you’re dating an eventer. But what about those long suffering significant others? There are a precious few significant others that are just the right combination of...» Read More!