We thought having a horse would make everything perfect. It’s a dream most of us were born with; we were drawn to horses in some way that we can’t explain in polite words. We were a bit frightening to our mothers. We begin to lose whatever meager social skills we had for small talk … Read more
I can’t remember a summer when I’ve hugged more strangers who know me intimately.
The biggest gift we can give a horse is the confidence to trust himself.
In the late 80’s, I got asked to a Toad the Wet Sprocket concert by a teenage boy I knew. He had lots of friends who drove, I knew he didn’t just need a ride… especially from someone the age of his mother. But we were friends and I said yes. He proudly announced that he … Read more
Are you are just too fat to ride? Then go wait in your room. Did that work? Did you actually go? Of course not. Can we stop this now? I have a video a friend shot of my horse and I competing many years ago. Showing was challenging in the beginning but we progressed. This … Read more
I’ve been remembering someone who changed my life. He has been gone years now; his name was Micheal, my first therapist. I was barely in my 20’s and self-destructive didn’t come near describing me. He said he liked my art and, even if I paid him, he listened. Naturally I fell profoundly in love with … Read more
*Needs a confident rider*. Used car salesmen don’t have a thing on horse traders.