Author Archives: Carleigh Fedorka

Escaping My Escape

I started having anxiety attacks a couple of summers ago. I would drive to the barn after a good day at work, and swing on to my first horse. Shoulder...

The Generalization Game

I have been asked to write on a lot of topics. Why are Thoroughbreds better than other breeds? Why are geldings better than mares? Why do I love bay horses...

#HorsesChangedMyLife

Ten years ago, I loaded up my one true love and sent him six hours north for his next adventure. He was my childhood horse, and he was a beautiful...

Controlling the Future

“But, this is the last one,” I reasoned with both my fiancé but mostly with myself. “Kennedy is tucked safely in the barn, Sail Maker is over at Lee’s, and...

Battered, Burned and Bonded

I awoke Friday morning and just stared at the comments. I'd spent the previous evening in a state of distress; a state of overwhelming fear, sadness, and this sick sense...

For Breeders’ Sake

On Thanksgiving Day, while the turkey roasted and my family gathered, my significant other and I huddled on the couch with shoulders touching and a tiny phone in front of...

For the Record

I walked off my XC course on Sunday and just shook my head. A grimace was plastered across my face and my reins draped across my horse's neck. Sweat dripped...

The Horse I Can’t Quit

Five years ago I took on an off-the-track-thoroughbred with the idea that he would be an easy flip. Some quick cash. A safety net for my savings account. Four and...

The Pre-Purchase Exam and YOU

I have sold quite a few horses. Some for a lot of money, some for a little. Some which had training for years and are solid citizens at their discipline,...

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 mane was streaked with white,...

Worth Her Weight In Gold

I can remember moving to Lexington, KY a decade ago and thinking: “Now. Now is when I finally learn to ride.” I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania...

My Two Left Feet

I strive for perfection… But I own horses. There is a duality in this lifestyle that is so hard for people like me. And by me, I mean my fellow...

A Perfect Day For Lemonade

A year ago today, I loaded the love of my life onto a trailer bound for his new home. He was off to the hunter world where he would help...

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 with—and that’s saying something. "Kennedy"...

Stuck in the Rat Race

I remember being 16 years old and feeling the tears streaming down my face. I remember walking off the cross country course with my head hanging down and my pelvis...

The Stallion Shuttle Show

Social media is a frenzy of opinions, from politics to ponies, and everything in between. But one abnormal topic recently caught fire in the frenzy not once, but twice: stallion...

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