Category Archives: 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 hasn't been the easiest path,...

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 mountains on horseback in the...

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. I love being in the...

My Horse Is My Spirit Animal

The Urban Dictionary defines “Spirit Animal” in this way: In pagan religions and systems, a spirit animal or totem is meant to be a representation of the traits and skills...

Why Failure Is Good For You

I hate failing. Did that even need to be said? Do any of us enjoy falling flat on our face (sometimes quite literally in our sport) in front of our...