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So You Want to Be a Groom….

So many young people grow up with horses and want to make a career in the sport. The image of travelling to horse shows and…

2 months ago

Life

Wintry Residue

The pony and I are having a hard time. She’s been pulling me in a cart for seven years now. Out of nowhere she’s gotten…

9 months ago

Tack Talk

DIY: Make Your Own Breakaway Halter

Each morning, the stable hands halter the horses individually and lead them quietly from their stalls through the sunlit barn aisle. Lead ropes are un-clicked…

10 months ago

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…

10 months ago

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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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:…

1 year ago