Category Archives: Stories from the Heart

Out of Darkness

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) really should be identified as Triggered Traumatic Stress Disorder. The obvious reference to a past event or events doesn’t begin to describe the impact of...

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 because you don’t want their...

When You Give a Man a Mule

Everyone has heard the expressions, “stubborn as a mule,” “works like a mule,” and “kicks like a mule." No one ever hears anyone say, “wise as a mule,” “dependable as...

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 seconds of them going up,...

When You Lose Your Partner

We all know the too-familiar story used in crime shows on television. A dynamic duo, perfectly paired in every way. They’re best friends who bicker like an old married couple...

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 brother has never tacked up...

On Healing and Horses

With my hand in a cast (courtesy of my last hunter pace), my plans for fox hunting that season were nixed. Instead of sitting around and sulking, my husband and...

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 enough to realize it. I...

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 grow, this unique connection changes...