Category Archives: Memoir

A Letter to My 12-Year Old Self

Hey there, kiddo. Man. Twelve-years old, huh? What a great and terrible time of life. You’re getting ready to head into the sixth grade, you’re trying to figure a lot...

Not Out of the Game

In this time of quarantine, we've all learned to live differently, each in our own way, reflecting on what’s important in life. But for me, it's not a new normal....

Raising Piper

One writes a blog at the risk of sounding preachy. In my blog, I try to share my opinions, my experience, as well as links to scientific research. I realize...

Birthdays, Bears and Horses

It had been a while since I'd been to a seven-year-old's birthday party, but from what I remember, they didn't normally have bears in them. Teddy bears, sure. But black...

Déjà Vu

The house I grew up in was a charming little Cape Cod in a post-war development of similar homes on the North Shore of Long Island, NY. It sat on...

Sean Jobin, Wild Card

In 2019, Canadian show jumper Sean Jobin was awarded the coveted "Wild Card" entry into the international division at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. This is his...

One Magical Horse

“Lots of bugs this summer! That’s probably why this horse has glassy eyes,” was the diagnosis a local vet gave when I had a bony three-year-old inspected for sale. I...

My Ugly Darling

“I got a horse you need to try out,” dad said, for seemingly the hundredth time. My go-to response kicked in. “I already have a horse and I don’t need...

Motherhood and Horses

“Horses will always be waiting for you.” It's a well-intentioned reassurance often uttered by loved ones who’ve never experienced the isolation of a hiatus from horses. It's the same one...

The Guru

"You just have to take lessons from him! He’s THE expert!” said a friend. Simply nobody else would do. As a young teen, dressed in jeans and riding in an...

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