Category Archives: Big Picture

What Horses Teach Us About Ourselves

My friend Jera just got an Alaskan Malamute puppy named Winston Churchill. Sometimes I go with them on their evening walks. As owner and dog trot across the crosswalk toward...

Pride in the Time of COVID

I love Pride Month. Ever since my very first Pride event many years ago (in NYC, because go big or go home, right?) I have lived to witness the special...

On Privilege

I recently reposted an article written by a well known American Olympic equestrian on the subject of the lack of diversity in the English riding world. I posted it to...

What to Do When Solidarity Isn’t Enough

In light of the Black Lives Matter police brutality protests sweeping every state in the nation, institutions in the horse world from publications to membership organizations are talking about how...

My Sanctuary Has Muck Buckets

There’s a certain malaise that has come over me lately. It manifests itself as a feeling that I no longer have control over my welfare and that of my loved...

The Equestrian Privilege Quiz

In 2014, Buzzfeed published a quiz titled “How Privileged Are You?” In the five years since it came out, I often think about that quiz and the strange ways it...

Horse Sense for Politicians

Four years ago I was invited to present the daily devotional which I called “Horse Sense for Politicians” drawn from experience working with my Shetland pony that I’ve trained to...