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Amateur Hour

Lessons from Chestnut Horses

Most people don’t get the opportunity to bring home the horse they took riding lessons on. But that’s exactly what happened the summer between my…

2 months ago

Life

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…

2 months ago

Life

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…

3 months ago

Art

A Heartfelt Roadmap to Connection

Choreographer and equestrian Paula Josa-Jones has written an intelligently observed, beautifully rendered collection of experiences and inspirations detailing her artist’s journey of learning to be…

3 months ago

Amateur Hour

Why Horses?

Living in a town where being horsey is not the norm, I have often been challenged with this question, by others and even myself. It’s…

4 months ago

Art

The Horses of Poldark

On Sunday, season three of Masterpiece’s Swashbuckling series, Poldark, thunders back onto tiny screens across the United States. This 18th-century drama stars Aiden Turner as…

4 months ago

Memoir

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…

4 months ago

Life

Working with My Pony

I unhitch my Shetland and put her outside in a corral to cool down. As she grazes, I see in her the ancestral Mongolian ponies:…

5 months ago

Amateur Hour

10 Signs You’re an Amateur Spook

In my younger days I breezed racehorses alongside emus in the forests of Western Australia, galloped bareback through snow-laden fields in Canada, descended precipitously steep…

5 months ago

Horse Health

Don’t Be a Piranha

Recently, my gelding injured his leg. He had some puffiness and low-grade lameness, so I treated it with ice wraps and stall rest with hand…

6 months ago

Amateur Hour

Remembering to Breathe

I’m having the best horse show season of my 35 year career in the ring. Yet I’ve barely been subject to the judge’s eye myself.…

6 months ago

Life

Dear Horse Crazy Show Kid…

Dear Horse Crazy Kiddo, When I was your age, I too was horse crazy. My persnickety mare and I were the same age and she…

6 months ago