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. That’s not me, but a friend of Barb’s, whom Tess safely toted around, no...
LDs, 50s, 100s and UGs

LDs, 50s, 100s and UGs

No, don’t worry, you haven’t slept through the sanctioning of a new AERC-sanctioned distance. Ultimate Goals, or UGs, are a concept stolen from my friend Kathy Viele, an accomplished combined training (“eventing”) and dressage rider, and a veteran fox hunter. Some...
Seeking Serenity

Seeking Serenity

A month ago, a week ago, the day before, I was counting down until the election was over. I was doing all I could to limit the inundation of ugliness. DVRing the local news, fast-forwarding through political ads and election coverage, passing quickly by posts on...