Author Archives: Gretchen Lida

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...

Horses and Health Insurance

Every December, I sign up for the best PPO (preferred provider organization) insurance plan I can afford because if I get chucked off a horse and need to go to...

The Church of Horse

I was raised Catholic. My father would put on his Sunday best and pull my brother and me out of bed for 8 am Mass. I was never a model...

The Equestrian

At first, Sybil H Mair’s short film The Equestrian seems simple: a young man seeks the lost affection of an emotionally absent father through some great achievement. Yet, as this...

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