May 21, 2013
Picture this: It’s six thirty in the evening. You’re tired from a long day at work. All you want is to get to the barn, get your horse’s stall cleaned, and maybe get in a quick ride before you head home to eat dinner and collapse.
You walk into the barn and sigh. Your horse’s stall is a wreck. There is more hay beneath his feet than bedding. He’s been working on that... [More]
March 1, 2013
When I was a child I rode with no fear. I would always ride without a saddle and sometimes even with just a halter. When I was a child I could ride with no hands. I rode with the wind. I would jump anything in my way. I was one with my best friend, my horse. With him I found my peace through the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It seems... [More]
February 13, 2013
Winter is the perfect time to makeover your tack room and be organized for spring activities with your horse(s). One of the easiest ways is to take everything out and separate items into piles: keep, store, fix, give away and throw away
• The “keep” pile might include the tack you use every day; first aid items, boots, and bandages and other frequently used items. These... [More]
February 11, 2013
Book Review: The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation
By Elizabeth Letts 336 pages (includes notes, bibliography and index), 2012 Ballantine Books.
Much in the fashion of Secretariat and Seabiscuit, The Eighty Dollar Champion is a well documented historical non-fiction novel, this one written by an equestrienne.
I had originally read the ori... [More]