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Be Your Kid’s #1 Fan

I don’t envy the parents of competitive riders! Looking around on show day reveals just how emotionally and physically demanding the sport of horseback riding can be. Show moms and dads have the arduous task of trying to help their young riders cope with the rigours of competing and that can encompass everything from overwhelming […]
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All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men

If riding is the sport of kings then horse shows could be construed as their kingdom, and the show levels a class system designed to keep order within the kingdom. As riders work their way up or down the show levels, it helps if they know which shows best suit their time, budget and yes, […]
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There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Some weeks I feel like the woman in the classic poem There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Owning and caring for a multitude of horses can be an exhausting, expensive process and that feeling becomes super apparent when both doctors and dentists need to visit in the same week. I love […]
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Here’s to Girl Power

I was caught off guard this week when I saw a picture of myself standing between two of my young clients. OMG I am SO tiny! I’ve been told this my entire life, but I’d never really and truly realized it until I saw that picture. It’s just never crossed my mind. I deal with […]
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Respect the Course

This week marked our first show of the season and despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to ruin the weekend with torrential rains on Saturday and temperatures in the single digits on Sunday, we managed to have a great weekend! Saturday’s rain decided to fall during our lunch break, lasted just long enough to get everyone […]
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Invasion of the Super Bugs!

Question: Am I the only one that’s being carried away by the vampire sized mosquitos that have somehow managed to overrun every square inch of the “great” outdoors this year? By the “great outdoors” I am actually referring to the “nasty-itchy-sweaty-run-for-your-life outdoors”. This spring the bugs are truly awful. Every time I venture outside I […]
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Knowing When to Part Ways

I always hesitate when it comes to discussing the dynamics of relationships, especially when it’s targeted at horse and rider combos. It’s a touchy subject fraught with controversy and, let’s face it, horse people are known to be an opinionated bunch to say the least. But, here I am about to enter no-mans-land because this […]
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Spring is in the Air

Exuberance is the buzz word that is often used in describing the first few outdoor rides each spring! Someone should come up with an appropriate phrase to adequately describe the physical/psychological change that occurs in almost every horse’s brain during the initial phases of their outdoor excursions. It baffles my mind that so many beasties […]
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It’s Ribbon Time!

Each year I’m charged with the nerve wracking job of choosing the ribbons that will serve to distinguish the Edenview show series from its competitions. These colourful strips of fabric are ruffled, glued, and pressed to within an inch of their lives until they are transformed into the magnificent symbols of achievement. Every year when […]
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Attempting to Get a Jump on Show Season

One of the interesting things about running an equestrian facility is the overwhelming diversity of happenings. Every day brings with it new and interesting challenges, but there is also a seasonal cycle of events that works to stretch the imagination and skills…not to mention the pocket book. Although I am 100 per cent ecstatic to […]