Month: November 2016
I have led an interesting life. In just 30 short years, I have experienced some of the highest of highs and some of the lowest of lows. I have witnessed things happen that one should not witness until grey hairs appear, and yet at the same time I am considered young to most. Recently, I have gotten to speak of these experiences to a … Read More 5 Guidelines to Success in the Horse Industry
I woke up this morning and began preparing for my day. I had qualified for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Kentucky, and the final round was this evening at 5:30pm. Standing on a stage in front of a plethora of people, explaining the last four years of my life as a doctoral student and the research it encompassed – all … Read More Pantsuits instead of Policies
If you are anything like me, your newsfeed has switched from one of pretty ponies to wrinkly politicians. The riders and horse owners who had previously been so united by their love of equids are suddenly divided. And what once had been a discussion of whether to buy a pale pink or baby blue airvest has been over shadowed by whether you voted red … Read More The Cinderella Strategy: One shoe (strategy) does not fit all.
I am not a blueblood. At least not to the racing industry. My father was not a famous trainer, my mother did not own Secretariat. My brother never tacked up a horse, and my sister couldn’t tell you who Chris McCarron is. But 9 years ago I moved to Lexington, Ky. And with 2 cents and a broken heart, I was hired as a … Read More Bluebloods