Stronger Than You Think

My mom is new to the world of hunter jumper shows. She rode horses her entire life, but never set foot into the world of A and AA shows until I started moving up and we wanted to ride together. She was my trainer, my mentor, my coach. She was my biggest supporter and my [...]

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English goes Western

I learned to ride on a pistol of a pony named Peanut. He was a 13.2hh brown Paso Fino pony, with fire in his belly and a spark in his eyes. Always quick on the draw, I fell off of Peanut more times than I could count, but he taught me the importance of always [...]

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The Squeak of Leather

All horseback riders know this sound. That comforting, repetitive sound of leather rubbing against leather as the horse moves underneath you. For new tack this noise can be harsh, uncomfortable, but with a good cleaning and conditioning, the sound fades into a comfortable murmur that becomes part of the experience of sitting astride such incredible [...]

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It’s Not Too Late

I am writing to you in a very contented state, considering I was finally able to go home and show my horses this past weekend. Rolex and Dante were absolutely fantastic, and we performed wonderfully after having little training over the past two months, and considering Rolex was completely lame only a few short weeks [...]

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There’s Always Hope

Today I received a call from my mom. “Happy Birthday!!!” she yelled into the phone, bringing a smile to my face. After some chitchat regarding how my day went and how lucky I was to have such good friends to make it special, she began to tell me how the horses were doing. I honestly [...]

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What To Do in a Dry Spell…

We’ve all been there. For one reason or another, things overwhelm us, and the barn is a mere distant memory. You forget the feel of the reins in your hands. You hardly remember the exact color and softness of your horse’s coat. You can’t even tell the difference anymore between a surcingle and a martingale. [...]

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On Horses and Relationships

So Sunday night marked the end of my three year relationship with a wonderful individual I had met in high school. He had helped me through some hard times throughout freshman and sophomore year, but as this third year loomed closer, the strain of being in a long distance relationship began to seriously take its [...]

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Lost and Found

Hello Readers, You may be wondering why I am so late with my post today, and for my tardiness I apologize. I promise I am a usually punctual individual who honors her time commitments, but on Sunday night my front door was not securely locked and it blew open. My beloved cat, who got me [...]

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