Be a goal getter

New Year, who dis? J/k but seriously here we are at the beginning of a new year and I’m sure there are some things we want to accomplish over the next 12 months.   It’s been proven that putting your goals both long and short term down on paper increase the likelihood of accomplishment and we…

I Just… I’m Sorry…

I write a lot of emails at work. Like… a lot. And lately, I find myself always writing the following: “I just wanted to….” and I am starting to delete that four-letter-word. I am not “just”. I am important, my time is important, and I need to stop apologizing for taking up space. Can anyone…

Family Matters

Everyone’s family looks a little different. Mine happens to consist mostly of four-legged animals, or as I like to call them, my kids. For the longest time, I thought I would get married, have 2.5 kids and live happily ever. I also thought I would have my own Equestrian Centre and have gone to the Olympics by the time I was twenty-five. As of today, I’m 1 out of 5, so it’s obvious that sometimes things don’t work out quite the way you think they might.

Horse Shaming/Loving

When I read the No Shame in Our Game: Horse Loving Signs post from The Plaid Horse a while back, I was inspired. OK, I may have ugly cried just a little.

On Sundays We Wear White

For someone who has been riding for thirty years and competing on and off for most of those years, you might be surprised to know that I had yet to compete in the jumper ring in white breeches.

(Cautious)Optimism

e have been working our (nice) asses off all year. Sure, we’ve had ups and downs, but that’s training. Is the show going to be perfect? No. But I can’t wait!

Deep thoughts from the drive home

If you had a weekend like I did, please, be kind to yourself and try to reflect on what did go right for you, no matter how small it may seem.

ALL of the Feelings

There are a lot of emotions tied up in riding. Like possibly ALL OF THEM. It also seems that this sport attracts people who are perfectionists or Type A personalities. And here’s the thing about working with a large animal with a mind of its own. It’s never going to be perfect. And it doesn’t have to be.

Dealing with Disappointment

Defining disappointment is easy. Getting over it is a little harder. This feeling is something that we all have dealt with when it comes to horses, and it will surely come up again in the future.

I’m a Mother%#*@ing woman

March 8, 2018, is International Women’s Day and currently, global activism for women’s equality is being fueled by the #MeToo #TimesUp movement and so much more.