Author Archives: Gretchen Lida

Hooray for Carrie Seim’s Horse Girl

In the opening scene of middle-grade novel Horse Girl, Wills earns one of the most essential badges of honor for every budding equestrian—she falls off. Clyde Lee, her not-so trusty...

Against Fearlessness

My biggest fear around horses was never falling off—it was getting trapped.  For years, entering a box stall with a horse sent my inside screaming. Adrenaline sizzled through me the...

Films for the Cowboy In Us All

Many horse lovers have gone through a phase where they knew all the words to Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”  We pined for square-toed boots, a cowboy hat that...

How to Support Victims of Sexual Abuse

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the U.S. Center for SafeSport placed 2012 World Cup Final champion and Olympian Rich Fellers and his wife Shelley Fellers on Temporary Suspension due to allegations of...

J is for Justify

Lesley A.J. Bauman’s alphabet book, J is for Justify, looks like what you might expect from a good children’s book. Its brightly colored pages of America’s most influential racehorses, gallop...

Dear 2020, Thank you.

To recap the unprecedented year that was, we asked horsemen and women from all spectrums of the industry to write a holiday letter to the year 2020. This is the...