Influencing Iggy

Influencing Iggy

It’s just another one of those “do as I say, not as I do” moments … Countless times I’ve told other people with new horses, fretting over this or that, that it takes a year to get to know a horse. It’s been two months since we...
Life, Loss and Stewardship

Life, Loss and Stewardship

Damn. This one is tough to write. Ned has been a huge part of my life for nearly twenty years. And tomorrow we will be letting him go. Some creatures — human or equine or canine — just have more personality than others. Ned has been mammoth in more than...
I Bought Him For His Brain …

I Bought Him For His Brain …

This week I am vacationing with my brother’s family in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My nieces are almost “up and out” as I like to call it, in their late teens and early twenties, and the youngest two are here, with friends in tow. I turn 50...
Endurance Riding and Einstein

Endurance Riding and Einstein

That dainty girl in the photo is my first distance horse, Tess (short for Serendipitous — she was). She went on to be a rock-solid trail riding partner for my friend, Dr. Barb. Photo courtesy of Barb. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to...