Progress Makes Perfect

Over the weekend I took Java to our last schooling show in preparation for May-Daze in 2 weeks. Making our recognized Eventing debut has been a goal of mine since that first mini trial a year and a half ago. But, as is expected in life, several setbacks and curve balls have kept that from …

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Why I Adopt (and Shop!)

Last year, I adopted my first horse. That's right - nearly 15 years of horse ownership, having owned 20+ horses, and I had never adopted until last year. Last year, I fell in love with a gigantic baby horse at New Vocations and just had to have him. Cold Gone Hot, aka Tiny, was a …

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The Expecting Eventer – Showing While Showing

Being a young professional trying to make a name for myself in the horse capital of the country, seeing those two pink lines completely turned my world upside down. What I thought was never in the cards, or years down the road (you know, once I was an established adult) quickly became my new reality. …

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Managing Negative Emotions in the Saddle

For most riders, the barn is their happy place. The saddle, a spot to de-stress and enjoy life. But as with any sport, striving for perfection or working to obtain specific goals can result in anxiety, frustration and even anger. However, unlike other sports, an equestrian's partner is not an inanimate object but a living, …

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