Author Archives: Gretchen Lida

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...

Friday at the Fest

The Equus Film Festival is best defined by passion. Whether a film is about reining, racing, or hunting for the origins of America's wild horses, dedication, love, devotion, and perhaps...

The Equestrian Privilege Quiz

In 2014, Buzzfeed published a quiz titled “How Privileged Are You?” In the five years since it came out, I often think about that quiz and the strange ways it...