Endurance and Infinite Game Theory

Endurance and Infinite Game Theory

Photo by Dawn Hilliard. The Wednesday night prior to the Old Dominion ride, I lie in my little trailer, listening to the pouring rain, relentless on the roof. “Why am I doing this?” One of the worst things about the sport, in my experience, is being warm and dry while...
Patience and Puzzles

Patience and Puzzles

  The older I get, the more time I have. [Patti Carey. No, really. I just googled it and no one said it yet, and I’m telling you this is all me.] This is true about a lot of my life, but markedly so with the horses. I’ve often commented flippantly to people...
Musings from Mile 87

Musings from Mile 87

Writer’s Note: This was drafted on April 23, 2021, nearly a year ago. I opted to delay publishing it until today. I edited it some. Why publish it at all? Because the details of my story may not be that important, but the message it sends to (mostly) women in a...
Pam Karner’s Gaucho Derby Adventure

Pam Karner’s Gaucho Derby Adventure

(Photo credit to Sarah Farnsworth.) Note from Patti: Anyone who knows my friend Pam Karner knows that she is a force of nature. She is a veterinarian and a Ride Manager and an endurance rider, and beyond that she is unfiltered and generous and hilarious and just a wee...
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...