Adult amateur event blogger Ainsley Jacobs has been chronicling how she finds the takeaway lesson from the good, the bad and the ugly in her equestrian experience. Her horse JJ has been rehabbing from a...» Read More!
About this time last year, I was standing in a stall, pitchfork in hand, pulling my gloves off my frozen hand to check my phone that was buzzing in my pocket. Ignoring the bitter cold,...» Read More!
I would like to begin by stating I love eventing. I’m a senior in college now, but almost eight years ago, I completed my first Beginner Novice course with a 5-year-old OTTB at Kent H.T....» Read More!
Across social media, the general consensus is that 2016 stunk. Like any year, there were disappointments — and for some, more then the positive experiences within those 365 days. No year is perfect. For us,...» Read More!
As eventers, we’re known to be among the toughest of equestrians. We get knocked down, and get back up and back on. We fall off, and climb back up and keep going. We frequently ignore...» Read More!
Coming off our last event with having completed all three phases successfully, I was excited about trying again to see if we had simply gotten lucky or if we were starting to get the hang...» Read More!
Lisa Lach has been riding for nearly 20 years in a variety of disciplines, mostly recently throwing her hat in the ring for the sport of eventing (see her previous blog post “A Hunter Comes...» Read More!
What are you planning in 2017? Oh yes, events, schoolings, training, a trip here or there, lots of horsey stuff … but maybe there are a few things that every eventer should also put on...» Read More!
So you have qualified Rolex for the first time, hypothetical of course. You have worked on it for years. You’re ready, your horse is ready, your butterflies are building. You get notified, the day before...» Read More!
Being home during the day for Christmas vacation, I’m being entertained by all the animals in the neighborhood. Here’s a sample viewing … I watched my neighbors’ pair of pet goats sneak over to my...» Read More!
Elves on ponies and snowflake-covered horses brought holiday spirit to the Highlands at Loch Moy Farm for the annual Donation Derby on December 3rd. This year’s Donation Derby raised over $1,000 for the Frederick County...» Read More!
While her horse JJ rehabilitates from a ligament injury, Ainsley Jacobs is rewinding to past chapters from their journey: today’s story rolls back to mid-November 2014. After such a rough first Beginner Novice event, we...» Read More!
You can ask my family, I am probably the most unlucky person on the planet. I can’t even win a free ticket on a scratch-off, but despite the handful of lemons life throws my way,...» Read More!
I was hoping to have good news for you today about how JJ has been cleared for cantering, but we hit another snag in his recovery. He had been doing fabulously with his rehab, but...» Read More!
A wise student of Phyllis Dawson’s once said, “There’s a carved rock at the base of the Windchase driveway. If you choose upon arrival to leave your brain on top of that rock, Phyllis will...» Read More!
This time of year, we’ve got less and less daylight to ride and be with our horses. Many eventers find this time of year is when we actually pay a bit more attention to our...» Read More!
As a horse crazy girl, the day I was financially stable enough in my nursing career to buy a horse was one of the most exciting days of my life! I tried somewhere around 15...» Read More!
Mary King’s book, My Way, is very bright, colourful and inviting to read. Starting with an introduction to Mary and Emily’s horses, the book then goes on to talk about what Mary looks for in the perfect event horse....» Read More!
You have a great new green horse. You just got him last week and have spent a few long days working with him, grooming, riding, maybe a lesson or two, or a trip to the...» Read More!
Austen Gage chronicles her partnership with her OTTB “Guinness” at her blog Guinness On Tap, where readers can typically find the pair working on dressage. In August, however, Austen got the opportunity to try something...» Read More!
Lisa Lach has been riding for nearly 20 years in a variety of disciplines. She has been competing locally in Wisconsin for the last four years while riding anything she can get her hands on....» Read More!
“Marty is colicking.” I blinked again and again, willing those words away. That word … COLIC … the one word that spreads panic and fear like wildfire. The word that makes your mind go blank...» Read More!
As I write this I can still feel the stain of sweat across my forehead and smell so poorly even my dog won’t sit in the same room as me. This must be possibly the...» Read More!