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Life

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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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.…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago