Month: October 2017

Mind Your Manners

I woke up this morning to numerous Facebook messages.  From various people.  Various industry affiliations.  Various ways in which they were connected to me. And all were writing of the same thing:  The Denny Emerson Drama. And I clicked on the links sending me to his Facebook page, or Doug Payne’s status and just sat at my desk with my jaw dropped. I slowly … Read More Mind Your Manners


The cherry on top.

“I hauled him back and tacked him up, hesitantly walking to the warm-up. I was petrified of even the most minor error. A bad distance. A downed rail. Or GASP, a stop. But even in my blind terror, in the back of my mind I knew I had the greatest ally. The greatest team. I went into the Novice division with my shoulders hunched … Read More The cherry on top.


Proverbial Unicorn For Sale: Lucky Strike aka Sig

HORSE FOR SALE:   Are you looking for the proverbial unicorn? Well look no further, as Lucky Strike, or “Sig” is exactly that. Sig is the best of all worlds – he is 100% thoroughbred, by the esteemed stallion Northern Afleet out of the Chilean mare Godiva, but unlike the many other thoroughbreds in the world, Sig was not bred to race. In fact, … Read More Proverbial Unicorn For Sale: Lucky Strike aka Sig


What I learned.

I was involved in one of the scariest moments of my life on Friday afternoon. Having just walked my cross country course in preparation for Saturday, I was hustling up the hill to the trailer area at the Kentucky Horse Park.  With the immense growth of the infrastructure of this park, those of us who haul in daily for the shows are relegated a … Read More What I learned.