Full of Firsts

I walked to the start box today and stared down at my horse’s neck, trying to calm my nerves and relax my core. His black…

3 weeks ago


Are You Listening?

Riding horses is exhausting. No, I’m not talking about the physical exhaustion that comes with hours in the saddle. I don’t mean the sore muscles,…

1 month ago


Big Horse, Little Human

I have a big horse. Heck, he’s not just a big horse, he’s one of the tallest thoroughbreds I have had the pleasure to work…

2 months ago

Horse Health

Muscle Health for the OTTB

Transitioning a Thoroughbred from racehorse to sport horse is no easy task. The process of rehabilitating and retraining these amazing athletes for success in other…

3 months ago


Riding High, Crashing Hard

A month ago I wrote about my struggle setting goals, and how for the first time in a long time I was forcing myself to. I…

3 months ago


The Thoroughbred Cycle

I was once told I was anti-racing. That because I was a part of the second career movement I obviously didn’t respect the first, and…

4 months ago


More Leg. More Cowbell. Rock On.

“What do we need?” “MORE COWBELL!” These are the words that echo in my mind each time I ride Nixon when he’s in one of…

4 months ago


California Chrome: Future Polo Pony?

At 5:30am on Monday morning, polo champion Nic Roldan and friends arrived at Gulfstream Park outside Miami to meet The Champ himself, California Chrome…and what…

5 months ago


An Equestrian Christmas Miracle

Today, I am a confident rider because of a thoroughbred stallion named Empire Maker. I learned to love thoroughbred sport horses again because of Empire…

6 months ago


The OTTB “Letdown”

On almost every OTTB forum or article you’ll find an opinion about when to start transitioning a newly retired racehorse into a sport horse. “I…

7 months ago