Category Archives: Opinion

For Breeders’ Sake

On Thanksgiving Day, while the turkey roasted and my family gathered, my significant other and I huddled on the couch with shoulders touching and a tiny phone in front of...

#MeToo in the Horse World

#MeToo has been a powerful social media movement that has brought to light just how many women have been sexually abused and sexually harassed. After actress Alyssa Milano asked followers...

The Future of Equestrian Sport

I started 2017 by attending two big meetings—one which celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), and one which heralded the start of a new era...

On Pasture Pets

As a long-time horse owner and a former competitor in several equine disciplines, I never thought I would find myself in the position I’m in today—with four "pasture pets." But...

Loved ‘Til Their Last Day

This is a discussion of a very sensitive topic that elicits powerful emotions. Just stay with me 'til the end, it’s important. We’ll get through this together, I promise. We’ve...

And the Sun Does Rise

It is over. Mostly. Well, except for the part about the 'winning side' gloating for the next year about how they were so right, and the 'losing side' saying it...