Reasons

I don't know if I've ever mentioned that I worked in a book store? Not as a kid, funnily enough. I would have loved to work at a bookstore as a kid, but it never seemed to be a place that wanted to hire me. I a...

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...

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...

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...

Forward

I’m not a timid person by nature. I like to make a plan and execute it. I hate the limbo of waiting, or uncertainty. As my husband often says, sometimes I have a habit of just crashing through rather than cauti...

Barn Clothes

I know it's not the same for everyone. Some people quite fashionably go from the barn to the real world wearing exactly the same thing. Not me. When I'm sorting laundry, the barn clothes get their own pile. The...

Horse Crazy

First of all, let me be clear here. When I say horse crazy, I'm not just talking about a person that loves horses. I'm talking about a person who loves horses to the degree that their friends and family are lit...

An Easy, Uncomplicated Ride

It's a bit of a rarity in the horse world, but it's something we all look and strive for: an easy, uncomplicated ride. At its essence, it seems impossible. True riding, by anyone's standards, is neither eas...

Showing Star

June 18, 2015 was the day I rode Star for the first time. We hit the year anniversary with nothing too exciting happening. Okay, that's a lie. I spent that day doing show prep. Star's first ever show prep. (...