Forward First 

It's no secret that I sit on a lot of green horses. Over the years, working with babies has proven to be my niche. Whether completely un-started or just beginning a new career, I've found a knack in bringing up the young ones, giving them confidence and direction to be successful where ever life takes …

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All of the Talent, None of the Luck

Sitting at my desk one slow June day I aimlessly surfed the web, opening up Craigslist and typing "Horse" into the search bar. I had one empty spot in my pasture and was very casually looking for a project. As my eyes danced over the screen, they quickly stopped on an ad that read "Percheron Cross …

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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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