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The Pre Purchase Examination

I have sold quite a few horses. Some for a lot of money, some for a little. Some which have had training for years and are solid citizens at their discipline, others which are green and simply prospects. They differ in experience, in size and shape, and in discipline.  But what they all have in common is the pre purchase examination.  And it sucks. … Read More The Pre Purchase Examination

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Worth fighting for

I have been with my significant other for 7 years. We are not yet married, but besides that little piece of paper, our lives are a union. We own vehicles and animals together. We share a bank account and a home.  We fight. About once a year we have a good knock down, drag out, screaming match. And I storm off to the barn … Read More Worth fighting for

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Full of Firsts

I walked to the start box today and stared down at my horses neck, trying to calm my nerves and relax my core. His black name was streaked with white, and his neck was not the steel grey that it had been when I met him. He was a few inches taller, but with less of a hind end. His racing fit days were … Read More Full of Firsts

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Worth her weight in gold: A clinic weekend with Lillian Heard

I can remember moving to Lexington, KY a decade ago and thinking:  “Now. Now is when I finally learn to ride.” I had grown up in a small town in Pennsylvania and had dabbled in a variety of disciplines and industries. From 4-H to Pony Club, Western Pleasure to Pleasure Driving, and Morgan Horses to Quarter Horses, we did it all. My trainer was … Read More Worth her weight in gold: A clinic weekend with Lillian Heard

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Two left feet

I strive for perfection…but I own horses. There is a duality in this lifestyle that is so hard for people like me. And by me, I mean my fellow adults or teenagers who play this game day in and day out. I have dedicated my life to horses. I own horses, I ride horses, I deliver baby horses, and I research horses. I hold … Read More Two left feet

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Lemonade

A year ago today, I loaded the love of my life onto a trailer for his new home. I thought I was doing the right thing. I was letting him go to teach the next generation. I was letting him go into a world (the hunters) that I thought would make him happier. And I had matched him with a kid that I thought … Read More Lemonade

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The definition of sane

One of my motto’s in life is that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I apply this to my professional life, my personal life, my relationships, and my horses. If I study the same way for my exams, and repeatedly get C’s, it is no ones fault but my own, and I should probably … Read More The definition of sane