Category Archives: Community Stories

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....

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...

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...

THAT SUCKS!

When people find out that you’re a horsewoman with an autoimmune disorder, they have a tendency to offer helpful advice.  The world is filled with well-intentioned people, after all. But...

Tales of a Working Student

My first boss was a middle-aged man from Munich. With the charred end of a cigarette hanging from his mouth, he'd regale anyone willing to listen with the story of...

Note to Truck

I searched for you for two years before I bought you sight unseen off the internet. You were an older model Ford F150, nine years old to be exact. You...