The Fine Art of Cantankery.

  I’ve had a hard time acting my age. That’s not it, exactly. It’s more like I’m straddling the Grand Canyon between my usual teen angst and dealing with the fact I’m supposed to be wearing support hose. It all started with my birthday. Two years ago....more

Judging Dressage

 Dressage isn’t perfect, but what part is baby and what part is bath water?...more

A Trailer of One’s Own

 A horsewoman told me that, at sixty-three, she was the proud owner of her very first horse trailer. I let out a congratulatory yell and I’ve been smiling all day. Trailers add a layer of independence to the freedom we feel with horses....more

How to Ride Creatively.

Riding a horse is the simplest thing in the world. Just point ’em and kick. What’s so hard about that? And as long as you don’t care where you go or how you get there, no worries....more

Money: If Wishes were Horses…

“How much does a horse cost? Do you have to be rich to own one?”...more

Rescue: Training the Things We Take for Granted

Lethargy. Sweltering with a non-specific stickiness. Flies. More flies. Dilly-dallying. These are the wilting Dog Days of Summer, named for Sirius, the Dog Star....more

Defending Horses with Words and Money

 Fair warning: I’m going to ask you to do a favor for horses. It will involve some of your time and the money that you spend anyway....more

The Trailer Isn’t the Problem.


A Lesson about Squeamishness and a Donkey.

  Look, it’s a selfie of me mucking last week. I like to get an early start in the summer. Over six hundred blog posts about this horse/life, and no one ever asks me for fashion tips. I wonder why?...more

Admitting You’re Wrong.