All About Pony Man

Since I almost never talk seriously about Pony Man, you’d be forgiven for expecting that he’s just a random pony I picked up on the side of the road. Well, that’s only half true! He’s a random pony I picked up next to a breeder’s farm on the side of the road! But in all […]

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Just a Small Bit

Like so many others, I’ve been dumbstruck while everything unfolded over the last two weeks. There’s a lot that can be said right now. I’ve been quiet this week, as I processed all that I saw, read, and heard. I’m still processing. I’m still learning.  There’s a fear of saying the wrong thing. I have […]

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Riding Resources You Never Knew Existed

A word from our friends at breeches.com: First, we want to thank everyone who used the “together” code for Memorial Day on Breeches.com. We were able to deliver an entire truckload full of food to the Wellington Regional Medical Center! Prepping for shows while the country is still in a pandemicis a challenge you can […]

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A Real Ride

Finally, I did it. I tacked up Berry, and I just got on and rode.  I put on my stickiest breeches, pulled out the dressage saddle and tacked up. As I lunged Berry again, it came to me that there really wasn’t a way to make her easy. I’ve had her a long time, dealt […]

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Xenophon on Caring for Horses

At this point, I’m convinced that On Horsemanship was Pony Club Manual of ancient times, minus the ratings. Maybe there’s an extended director’s cut version by Xenophon that also includes ratings. We can only hope.  After selecting your horse, Xenophon describes the best way to care for it. Spoiler alert: have someone else do it. […]

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The Brief – May 22, 2020

Breeches.com I’m pleased to announce I have a new partner! Breeches.com offers a variety of brand name products at affordable prices. As someone who both likes nice products, and also hates spending money, this appeals to me.  I’m very happy to be partnering with them! You might be wondering what this means, so let me […]

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The Dominant Horse

Stu is a dominant horse. It took me a surprisingly long time to realize this.  There were many times I made excuses for his behavior. He’s a little bit slow, he doesn’t understand what I want, etc. etc.  But what actually is taking place is he just doesn’t want to do it. He’s incredibly lazy, […]

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Horse Camp: A Love Tail – Review

I mentioned the other day that a new horse movie has been released, the sequel to a movie I posted about many years ago. Well,  as one of the benefits of being “media” (yes, that’s me), I got a screener of it. Next time, start a horse blog, review horse movies, hope for a sequel […]

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Why You Should Make Time for Other Hobbies

A word from my friends at breeches.com – Yeah, you read that right. We’ve all had those couple of days where you’re just done. With everything. You’re struggling with the next dressage test, or screwing up distances, you’ve been coming home super late every night from going to the barn after work. Even things we […]

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