Thomas Gumbrecht

Amateur Hour

Trading Places

The other day I woke up at dawn with mixed feelings of exhilaration and concern. I was going to be riding a new horse with…

4 months ago


A Different Kind of Olympic Heroism

Aly Raisman is an Olympic gold medalist, and was captain of the gold medal winning US Olympic Gymnastics Teams in 2012 and 2016. Anyone familiar…

6 months ago


Night Check

I just came back up to the house after putting my horses to bed, and I lingered a few extra minutes to feed a few…

7 months ago


A Horseman Remembers 9/11

Like most everyone else on the morning of September 11, 2001, I can clearly remember exactly where I was and who I was talking to…

9 months ago


A Ribbon for Mary

Many of us have had to deal with a spouse or significant other in planning the allocation of time, money and resources to our equestrian…

11 months ago


Momma’s Boy

I’d like to sincerely wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the horse show moms who tirelessly support their young riders in the often…

1 year ago