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Life

Poetry in Loneliness

The day before Poetry sold she broke my phone. I asked her to transition up to a canter, and instead, I hit the hard-packed dirt.…

2 days ago

Horse Rescue

Silent Heroes

Every once in a while we meet a truly remarkable person; a person with a special gift and the ability to carry it out. They…

1 month 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:…

2 months ago

Life

True Groom Confessions

Do you ever wonder what grooms talk about when they’re alone? What kind of secrets do they keep? Well, we asked a few brushers to…

2 months ago

Life

At Age Eight, I Started Hiding Food

Hunter/jumper trainer Kristen Johnston, of Gallop Training in Langley, British Columbia, knows what it is to live with an eating disorder. Hers started when she…

2 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…

3 months ago

Life

Grounded

Horses have been a long standing constant in my life, through all kinds of changes. Riding and the lifestyle that go along with owning horses…

3 months ago

Life

Musings of a Country Bumpkin

As I lay lounging in the garden, surrounded by dogs and overlooked by horses, on a rare heatwave in Britain, I got to pondering, what…

3 months ago

Life

13 Hands of Life Lessons

If you want to learn how to ride, get a horse. If you want to learn how to fall, get a pony. That’s the advice…

4 months ago

Driving

Barn Lessons

We horse people are a curious lot. Joy is found in mundane chores. Every season brings its peculiar challenges of mucking out stalls, feeding, cleaning…

4 months ago

Eventing

My Two Left Feet

I strive for perfection… But I own horses. There is a duality in this lifestyle that is so hard for people like me. And by…

5 months ago

Life

Momma’s Boy

I’d like to sincerely wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the horse show moms who tirelessly support their young riders in the often…

5 months ago