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Life

Life

Mud Season at the Barn

New life is revealing itself between melted snow and budding green. The sun is ever warmer. Snow tires changed. Passover and Easter celebrated. Spring should…

6 months ago

Life

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

I was never emotionally attached to photographs or found the need pull them up and relive the past. I thought I had all I needed…

6 months ago

Life

Stuck in the Rat Race

I remember being 16 years old and feeling the tears streaming down my face. I remember walking off the cross country course with my head…

7 months ago

Books and Film

Reality Check

Rider and writer Melinda Folse is just like most of us: juggling work, family, and horses is standard procedure, and with all that she’s trying…

7 months ago

Life

Riding High, Crashing Hard

A month ago I wrote about my struggle setting goals, and how for the first time in a long time I was forcing myself to. I…

7 months ago

Life

The Dirty Life of a Clipper

“How much will it cost if you do the whole thing?” “About $150. I’m just doing this to pay my way through grad school.” “Uh-huh.…

8 months ago

Life

The Struggle Bus

In most aspects of life I am an extremely goal oriented person. I am as competitive as they come, constantly striving to better myself. I…

8 months ago

Life

The Vicious Cycle

One of my students came up to me a few weeks ago and started listing her goals for the season. Being a goal oriented person…

9 months ago

Life

Regular Husband

My husband is not my “horse show husband.” He’s my regular husband. He is supportive. He kindly ignores the show fees and board checks coming…

9 months ago

Horsemanship

Humble Pie

I woke up at 6am this morning and refused to leave my bed. It was a bitter 8 degrees outside in Lexington so instead I…

9 months ago

Life

New Year Resolutions on the Farm

As a general rule, I’ve never bothered with New Year’s resolutions. It’s easy (at least for me) to fall off the fitness bandwagon, or to…

10 months ago

Life

Because #OBD Is Real (Part II)

It snowed this past weekend in Wisconsin—our first real snowfall of the year. No one should have been surprised we find ourselves in a winter…

10 months ago

Life

I Think My Pony May Be Magic

I think my pony may be magic. I first realized her powers When she made one of my worst days, One of my best. Or…

10 months ago

Life

Saddle Up Your ‘Someday’

“No matter where you go… there you are.” This quote actually comes to us from Confucius, the well known Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher…

10 months ago