Stories from the Heart

Amateur Hour

On Thin Blood

I’m sick. Not like *cough cough* I’ve got a cold sick. The kind of sick you can’t see. And you don’t always tell people about…

3 years ago


Don’t Call My Horse Ugly

This morning I shared a photo of my horse, Spike. I posted in a couple of Facebook groups that I belong to, and within literally…

3 years ago


The Heart of the Breeders’ Cup

I’m not a blueblood. At least not in the racing industry. My father was not a famous trainer. My mother did not own Secretariat. My…

3 years ago


Why We Do This

I went through a horrible horse sale a few months ago. The buyers weren’t honest with their abilities nor their expectations, and I didn’t investigate hard…

3 years ago


A Tribute to Tiger

The connection we as humans have with animals, is one of the most primal and spiritual that we will ever hope to know. As we…

3 years ago


Horses as Pets. Horses as Athletes.

Horse owners get a lot of questions from curious “outsiders” about horse ownership, horses themselves, and the “bond” between horse and rider. I am frequently…

3 years ago