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A Horsewoman Scorned

“He hit me again.” “Can you see this bruise?” “It wasn’t his fault, I was in his way.” These were the messages my girlfriends received…

11 months ago

Eventing

Quick Flips and Fast Profit

As a small-scale eventing trainer, it’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of a dollar. There’s good money in finding a diamond in…

1 year ago

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Learned Helplessness

Before I ever heard about learned helplessness applied to anything, there was a real sense of the meaning. Learned helplessness could be seen in the…

1 year ago

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How to Manage a Hot Horse

A hot horse is like an onion. There are so many layers that need to be uncovered before getting down to the heart of the…

1 year ago

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A Second Dance

In a lifetime around horses, many were treasured family and teachers of an uncommon kind. Usually the best of them had something that made them…

1 year ago

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When Bridle-less is More

I can’t be the only one who acts on silly, hair-brained impulses. After all, some ancient human had the silly, hair-brained impulse to hop on…

1 year ago

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A Familiar Name in the Nyquist Pedigree

If you go straight back along Nyquist’s sire line you will eventually find Caro. Caro was standing at Spendthrift Farm in 1982. Walter Christensen, coach…

1 year ago

Love

I Sold My Best Friend…

I made one of the hardest decisions of my life last week. My own personal “Sophie’s Choice”—choosing between two beings that I considered sons—with no…

1 year ago

Eventing

The Power of Improvement

The days following last weekend’s wreck of an event were spent in a bipolar state of emotions. I was bummed with Nixon (“Called to Serve”)…

1 year ago

Learn

Why Do We Lunge?

To the untrained eye, lunging looks like an exercise of chasing the horse around in seemingly never-ending circles. I’ve often heard questions posed by new…

2 years ago