Well today ends my amazing stay at the 2018 World Equestrian Games hosted by the Tryon Equestrian Center in North Carolina. It has been an amazing experience! Horse lovers and equestrians gathered from around the world to celebrate these beautiful animals that we all adore. I really admire Tryon for how much they accomplished in putting these games together, most venues have 4 years to … Continue reading The World Equestrian Games
Well I’m here, in the Carolina’s for the freaking World Equestrian Games. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that not only am I here, but I’m here for a whole week, and as a volunteer I get an access pass to like all outdoor events at the WEG with no ticket, it’s kind of surreal. Tomorrow I’m going to walk the … Continue reading The WEG = Inspiration
That is what someone commented on a photo that I posted on Instagram. A beautiful photo of my new horse and I at our first show. In the photo I’m sitting on Noodle and he has many blue ribbons displayed on his bridle. He ears are pricked, I am smiling and we clearly fit each other just fine. Now why on earth did that person … Continue reading She Probably Broke That Horses Spine
I have always been a big girl, I have always loves horses. Those 2 things, especially when I was younger, don’t necessarily go together. There has always been prejudice against plus sized riders, and even though its not as bad as it once was (at least in the USA, I feel its far worse in Europe) I believe that prejudice will always exist on some … Continue reading Band-aids Don’t Fix Bullet Holes
I know I haven’t updated this blog since Feb. and sooooo much has happened since then but I’m hoping I can find the time to write down all of my thoughts from here on out. I feel like exciting things are finally on the way for me and I really want to chronicle all of it. These past 2 months have been messy to say … Continue reading Moving on… Bigger and Better Things Await
Well any horse person knows that mares will be mares. One day they are your perfect unicorn and the next it’s like the devil stuck his pitchfork up their ass. Sometimes it’s hormonal, other times they just plain don’t want to cooperate, they may be barn sour, buddy sour, it’s a full moon or their zodiac sign is in Mercury instead of Venus. Whatever the … Continue reading Ups, Downs and Mare Attitudes
When I got Albus he was a bit of a mess. I have never met a horse that had itself so closed off from the world. He had whip scars on his nose and chest, he would tremble at the sound of a whip, and it was clear by the look in his eyes that he had no trust left in him, He was done. … Continue reading Albus, Come Back Here!