The Guru

“You just have to take lessons from him! He’s THE expert!” said a friend. Simply nobody else would do. As a young teen, dressed in…

7 days ago


Grizzly Encounters

The most important thing is not to panic.  It was a skill I’d learned well over the years. Riding horses means learning to control your…

2 weeks ago



Recently, my travels took me down a suburban country road that brought back an unexpected flood of memories—and mixed feelings. In my other life, I’m…

6 months ago

Amateur Hour


When people find out that you’re a horsewoman with an autoimmune disorder, they have a tendency to offer helpful advice.  The world is filled with…

7 months ago


Tales of a Working Student

My first boss was a middle-aged man from Munich. With the charred end of a cigarette hanging from his mouth, he’d regale anyone willing to…

9 months ago

Stories from the Heart

Note to Truck

I searched for you for two years before I bought you sight unseen off the internet. You were an older model Ford F150, nine years…

9 months ago


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…

1 year ago