It starts out like this. Every April I take a week or so and adventure out Kentucky and the surrounding areas from my home in Michigan. I always camp in the horse park for Rolex,...» Read More!
Many thanks to Maren Foster, Jordan Beckingham and Piper Cheney for sharing this sweet remembrance of a special horse. This is the story of Latour, quite possibly the humblest of all horses. Everything about Latour...» Read More!
This week I came across a favorite quote about character. It said: “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.” The author is unknown, but the...» Read More!
Many thanks to Bryce Jungling and Taylor Oxley for sharing Jess’ story. Eventing community: Let’s rally around this bright young eventer in her time of need! It goes without saying that, regardless of the discipline,...» Read More!
I would like to introduce Komanchi, who carried me for 100 miles last Thursday to win the FEI Lone Star Express 3* Endurance Ride in Texas. How amazing our equine partners are. Komanchi did this...» Read More!
After a lot of hard work and time on the road, Jordan Linstedt and RevitaVet Capato made it to the Kentucky Horse Park and passed the initial inspection. But it wasn’t all butterflies and roses...» Read More!
Rolex is this weekend. Repeat. Rolex is this weekend. Rolex is this weekend I will not be going. Even though I am so terribly sad that I will not be at the Kentucky Horse Park...» Read More!
Finally after receiving my Total Saddle Fit girth last fall, along with a collection of several other brands, I am back in the saddle and got to test this out while riding for the first...» Read More!
I still remember my first Rolex. I can’t remember the exact year (I want to say 2006), but I had just joined my first eventing barn and it was suggested that it might be fun...» Read More!
After a forgiving, though arduous New England winter, Garth and I set out on our first canter set. Trotting toward the hilly dirt road, we pass through a rural area of homes bordered by stonewalls...» Read More!
Recently got a good jump school in with a top trainer. He told me I should put some poles down after a jump or two in order to keep my drafty cross horse from deflating...» Read More!
So often when riders want to get into eventing they do so because they see how exciting it is. They watched the top riders gallop around a four-star course on TV or at Rolex. “I...» Read More!
There are many articles out there for equestrians, on how to find and secure sponsorship opportunities. I find this to be most appealing to the young professional, as we struggle to tread water in an...» Read More!
In October of 2013, I received one of the scariest phone calls of my life. My younger sister Carrie explained that she had gone to her routine eye exam, but had been referred to a...» Read More!
As Macklemore says: “a little bit of humble, a little bit of cautious.” Quoting rap lyrics for a reason. Stay humble. If you know everything already, go home. Don’t take the lesson. Don’t ride in...» Read More!
“Jump the middle one and kick, kick, kick!” I yelled, gasping for air as I ran alongside my student on her cross country course. I was beet red, lungs burning, thinking to myself, why did...» Read More!
We’ve been on a roll lately where we’ve had more success than failures, and I was excited to get back to Poplar for another 3-phase. Poplar’s cross country course is a lot of fun –...» Read More!
Riding a horse is like breaking into a safe. Just “Listen for the clicks.” “How do I get him in a frame?” “How do I get him balanced?” “How do you know what a horse...» Read More!
This winter was the first time I was able to have consistent, weekly jump lessons in a while. But that isn’t totally true. I’m in a privileged position because my mom, Lisa, is a trainer...» Read More!
In less than a month many of us will converge on Lexington, Kentucky for the Rolex Three Day Event. Everyday at the Kentucky Horse Park is one that should be cherished. Whether you’re lucky enough to...» Read More!
It’s often said you can tell you’re over the hill when “happy hour” means it’s time for a nap. Now I’m not claiming to be over the hill, but I’m creeping up the hill. The...» Read More!
Everything I need to know about self carriage and jumping I learned in college. Well … not really. But every week riders struggle with releasing their horse over a fence. They are worried that he’s...» Read More!
The ground has thawed, and what little snow the crazy Kentucky weather decided to produce is long gone. Green grass is peeking through, ready to make an appearance. We’re just days away from April, marking...» Read More!