Moab Through the Ears of Four Horses

The plane bucked and twisted as I clutched the arm rests, refusing to look out the window at the canyons below. My skin was pale and sticky as I tried my best not to hurl up the Mexican fiesta I’d downed at the Salt Lake City airport. I was on a 20-seater plane headed to […]

Fixating on the Small Things

I found myself with a little time to kill this week and thought I’d put it to good use by watching some training videos. Rarely do I find myself with a few hours to spare, but when I do it’s always nice to broaden the old horizons and check out what’s new and happening in […]

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

They say the early bird gets the worm – or in my case, the entire arena to myself. This week I was at the barn bright and early for my ride (sorry barn owners!). The sun was just stating to rise, and I was hoping for a spectacular show so I could get some stunning […]

‘U’ and ‘V’

Usually this blog is about ‘U’ but this week we are going to talk about ‘V’ or Valor. I wanted to talk a bit about him this week as a comparison to ‘U’. Valor is my not yet two, two-year-old Azteca gelding. I have had Valor since he was about four months old. His weaning […]

Horse People Are Crazy

There’s just no denying it. From spending more on their horse (who is often better dressed) than themselves, to waking up at ungodly hours to get ready for a show (where for many the only reward is a $2 ribbon), to being able to call up their vet, farrier and trainer’s numbers from memory, but […]

Let the Shed-a-Thon Begin

There are many ways to quantify the return of warmer weather, but for the equine enthusiast, nothing says spring with more certainty than that swirling, twirling, mass of electrostatically charged hair clinging to your pony. We riders are never happier than when witnessing our furry friends shedding their winter woollies, but I have to admit […]