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 ...

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...

Road to RSPI – Introduction

**5 weeks until RPSI inspection** While the common hashtag in sports right now is #RoadtoRio, I’m afraid I’ve got a rather more personal goal this summer. I’m taking Star to a Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Internatio...

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...

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. (...

Fun with Fences {Part 1}

Cavaletti and jump exercises can be a great way to keep your horse focused and fit in any season. You don’t need to ride hunters or be a jumper to benefit from these exercises, as they build skills transfer...

Getting There

I recently realized that I'd been at my barn for a full year starting from May 7th, this past Friday. I can't believe I'm not further in my riding, and I'm shocked how far I have to go to get where I want to be...