I didn't have the typical horse shopping experience when I bought Ax. I wasn't even horse shopping at all—I wasn't looking for a horse, I was just looking to survive finals of my sophomore year of college. No pre-purchase exam, no assessment of his conformation, nothing. Just a short lease and a signed check. Four … Continue reading Owniversary 4.0
WARNING—This post has photos that some might consider graphic or just plain gross. If you don't like blood or cuts in horse's mouths, don't continue. As horses do, Ax finally blessed me with an unexpected vet bill. After a few days off post-hunter pace and visits mostly to groom and wrap his legs, I got to the barn … Continue reading Horses, Man.
May 2013 was the beginning of my three-month lease on a big bay gelding that didn't know where to put his feet and that I didn't know how to ride. Now, August 2017 will mark four years of owning that clumsy gelding. As this is my fourth year with Ax, this is his fourth transformation … Continue reading Transformation: 2016-2017
Growing up with a mom that rode horses with me wasn't all it's cracked up to be. Me being a hunt seat princess and her a dressage queen, we would often argue over little things like why I wasn't sitting farther back and why she would ride for so long. While we did have nice times together at … Continue reading My Horse Show Mom
Being someone with a public platform that people visit and view is weird sometimes. You've got a following of people who rely on you (to an extent) to post something consistently and when you disappear for almost a month you leave them hanging. Guilty. Every time I miss the chance to blog for a bit, I … Continue reading Sit and Blog | Excuses