Why I won’t go to Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire opened today in Massachusetts. For those of you not familiar with the annual event, EA is an exhibition, trade show, breed show extraordinaire. There are clinics and demonstrations. There are presentations and there is tons and tons of shopping. Springfield, where the event is held, is a shade under two hours away from […]

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I’m just glad to have a glass

I'm just glad to have a glass

The past few months have been filled with stress. Not just because of my own recovery, which is going well, but because my parents have had health issues. Some days there is so much to worry about that it pushes all the oxygen out of the room. Then I find time to slip away and […]

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Summer is just starting in Australia

During today’s nor’easter, it was very nice to imagine riding in the crystal clear waters in Western Australia, where summer is just beginning. Sign me up!

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A New Relationship with Fear

Your Biggest Fear

Since my accident my relationship with fear has changed. It’s become tactile and dimensional, I can taste it and feel the coils of uncertainty sometimes tighter, sometimes looser. At its worst, my breathing gets shallow and my body tenses. Fear has boundaries. It lets me go just so far, and not a step further. I […]

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Drop that Sword!

Drop that sword

As someone who has ridden in several reenactments, I can only say this is my worst nightmare. You never really know what your horse will do when faced with a crowd. For several years, dressed as Capt. William Smith, I “roused” the Lincoln Minute Men as part of the Patriot’s Day celebrations. I can still […]

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Highlights from the first week at WEG

British Team wins Eventing Gold

The WEG video gives a nice compilation of the different disciplines highlighted at the World Equestrian Games. However, for me the highlight of the first week at WEG was the Eventing. How disappointing for Ingrid Klimke to bring down the back rail of the final jump in Stadium? With no rails in hand, it dropped […]

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WEG off to an inauspicious start

WEG Endurance race

The World Equestrian Games hit a few snafus today in the FEI Endurance Racing event, ultimately canceling the event mid-race. The day started with chaos after several riders were misdirected onto the route. Those following the official livestream could see a Spanish team member being wrongly directed soon after the start, while the GPS tracking […]

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