Month: March 2016

Personal victories

Yesterday was, to many of us, the first show of our season here in Kentucky.  It was the Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test at the Kentucky Horse Park.  A show that has become a staple to many of us eventers, it is a great way to dust off the cobwebs without adding a recognized score to your record.  With a real show vibe but … Read More Personal victories

Cause the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate…

I have thought long and hard about writing a blog like this.  How do I write about being criticized without sounding above someone?  How do I write about my fear of rejection without sounding bitter?  And how do I write about my own personal insecurities without making others feel bad for taking a stand for their own beliefs?  I don’t know.  But I will … Read More Cause the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate…


The story of life: Hit Girl

I got to win the horse lottery last night.  Beat that 1 in a million odd.  Because if there’s any absolute truth in this world, it is that owning and raising horses is full of up’s and down’s, with the down’s heavily out weighing the up’s.  And it’s rare enough to watch a horse come full circle in the most normal of situations. It’s even … Read More The story of life: Hit Girl


My own worst enemy

I can remember being 17 years old and sitting on my horse in the entrance to the arena in Harrisburg.  It was 10 o’clock at night, and I was getting ready to go into my Working Hunter class…and I was petrified.  I was staring off into the distance, as the course raced through my mind, and every worst case scenario played through my brain. … Read More My own worst enemy


I am entered in the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. And with this entry, I get to be in a Facebook group for the trainers.  While entries were accepted only a few weeks ago, many trainers are already lamenting on their failures, their setbacks, and their soundness issues.  And yet for every post about a failure, another trainer is posting a photo of … Read More Timeframes