Author Archives: Gretchen Lida

What Horses Teach Us About Ourselves

My friend Jera just got an Alaskan Malamute puppy named Winston Churchill. Sometimes I go with them on their evening walks. As owner and dog trot across the crosswalk toward...

Horse Crazy

Once on a call that stretched from Manhattan to Tel Aviv, Sarah Maslin Nir’s Aunt took a second to realize who she was. “Sarah? Who loves Sousim?” she asked, using...

Waves Like a Canter

On Thursday last week, the usually placid surface of summertime Lake Michigan, gurgled and rose with life. Big waves wrestled awake by the storm the night before. The other swimmers...

T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story

Like the rest of the world, the equestrian community is grappling with the concept of erasure. Erasure is when those in power promote their viewpoints and icons in the historical...

3 Films to Watch with Mom

Many of us became horse crazy because of our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, or another female figure who swept in and encouraged us into a saddle. They threw us up on...

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