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 ...

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. (...

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...

Bounce

I can't ever remember a time when I thought something with riding was too hard. There have been times when I haven't really gotten a concept or been able to accurately accomplish a maneuver, of course. There ha...
Post fall Cat Snuggle

Simple Twist of Fate

If you ride long enough, you're going to fall. This is an inevitability the same way being human means you will at some point trip. I try not to ever be a know-it-all jerk about riding, but when a newer rider s...

White Breeches

Everyone has to have goals. A life isn't really all that exciting if you're just floating along watching it all go by. Some people like to call it a "bucket list," while others prefer to just announce it as the...

Getting Good

It's always difficult to define "good." I'm not talking about the whole "good vs. evil" concept; although that often also seems to be more of a grey area than not. When I say "good" what I mean is someone or so...

Waiting for Inspiration

Owning a horse isn’t something to be taken on lightly. I want to get that little disclaimer out of the way first. I’ve seen far too many terrible stories in the news lately regarding horse owners who by intent ...

Re-learning the Ropes

It happens to everyone at one point or another. It may be a life-changing event like an accident or childbirth, or it may be as simple as the effect of age on your body. However it happens, you get to a point a...
article placeholder

Submissions Call {Issue No. 9 – Training}

Calling all writers, riders, and trainers! Our AUGUST 2015 issues is going to focus on training for all disciplines and all skill levels. From simple exercises all riders can undertake to improve their foundat...