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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…

5 months ago

Life

The Horse, a Gift for All Seasons

When I set out to write RIDING HOME ~ The Power of Horses to Heal, I wanted to share the profound emotional healing one can experience…

8 months 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…

9 months 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…

10 months ago

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.…

10 months 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…

11 months 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:…

11 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…

12 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…

12 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago