Fix Me

I work for a fantastic company that happens to revolve around the horse world. Very recently I was told I was hired over the other candidates because I am a business person who happens to be horsey. The others ...

Vetting a Vet

The horse world is funny. Everyone knows everyone and we all seem to do our best to be pleasant and say nothing if we can't speak nicely. Unless it's really bad, of course. In those circumstances, it almost fee...

Tobiano

Many years ago, my barn obtained a "paint" mare. Looking back, I doubt that's what she was. Certainly a mutt of some description. She had a sharp V sliced out of her left ear. Someone told me that indicated she...

Let it Go

The last few weeks have been interesting for me, to say the least. I visited my family in Houston to celebrate Christmas for the fifth (FIFTH!!) time in 2016. We rang in the new year with kisses, champagne and ...

Sometimes

For the last few weeks I've been negotiating my work life for 2017. Since my daughter was born in February of 2014, I have generally worked from home. I go into the office once or twice a week, but the rest of ...

Mantras

In general, I live my life under two simple mantras: 1. Progress not perfection and 2. Listen and be kind. I don't always follow my own advice, of course. I'm not perfect, and bad days are just as likely to mak...

Until Someone Pulls a Shoe

You know that expression; It`s all fun and games until someone gets hurt? For equestrians, it's almost the same. Our's goes; It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe. Star, my beloved TB terror, man...

Wildest Dreams

First and foremost, let me apologize for going MIA. I've been dealing with a bunch of personal issues—little of which had to do with ponies—so I needed to stay away to keep from being a total downer. 2016 has b...

Dealing with the Dreaded Stall Rest

Stacy Bromley Cheetham, MPA “Your horse needs stall rest” -  the five words every horse owner dreads hearing. Whether for a few days due to a lost shoe, a week due to a horse show, or an extended rest due to i...

Road to RPSI – The Big Day

**RPSI Inspection** After five months of prep, it's finally over. I still can't quite believe I'm standing on the other side of it, but there is a noticeable lightness to my body today. The night before t...

Road to RPSI – It Takes a Village

**1 week until RPSI inspection** The best part of the RPSI Inspection? It ended up being the same week as my family’s yearly cottage trip. I don’t just mean my husband and daughter. I mean my father—who liv...

Road to RSPI – Logistics

**2 weeks until RPSI inspection** Up until now we’ve talked about why RPSI, bringing out the shine, and fitness. I’ve managed not to mention yet a pretty large sticking point. My barn’s hosting the inspectio...