Alexa, turn up the volume!

Alexa, turn up the volume!

A few days ago, I finally caught up with Kathy to ride, and we had a long, chatty walk on our boys. It was Iggy this time for me, which felt like going home in so many ways. In the weeks that had passed since we’d gotten together, much had happened. Sharing the...
Unpeeling the Iggy Onion

Unpeeling the Iggy Onion

Elise asked me not too long ago— What is your favorite thing about endurance riding? “Oh, that’s easy. It’s getting to know a horse so intimately well that you can ride him 100 miles in one day. And oh, the people, the crazy people!” My favorite horse people, and...
Benching Grit

Benching Grit

Disclaimer: Over the years I have written about all sorts of personal struggles. Sometimes I wonder why. Is it a way to untangle the strings in my brain and process them? Is it the need to have my voice heard? Is it some sort of pathological ego gratification? Much of...
Dunkin’s Diary – Dressage and Boundaries, Part 487

Dunkin’s Diary – Dressage and Boundaries, Part 487

Dear Loyal Readers, Once again, sitting with my laptop and my second cup of coffee, watching the sun rise while Tom indulges in the outrageous act of sleeping in until roughly 7am, I am introspective about the fact that most of life lessons are repetitive ones. Recent...
Boundaries, Buttons and Dunkin

Boundaries, Buttons and Dunkin

(Photo by Derith Vogt.) I asked a group of my long-time horse friends online recently about an old adage we seemed to agree exists, but collectively we couldn’t definitively credit the horseman who wrote it or said it. (Gold star to anyone who can provide...