Posts Tagged Thoroughbred

Spring Forward

“If you’re going to make a mistake, make it going forward.” ┬áThat’s the best piece of advice I have ever been given as a rider. Whatever pickle you may find yourself in on a horse, leg is usually the answer. I found myself in a slight predicament on cross-country at Virginia Horse Trials in the […]

The Alternate Route

                      Ah, the course walk. The first time out, we are generally just there to figure out where we’re going, and perhaps question our sanity (“Why? Why would anyone gallop a horse up to something like this and jump over it? I need help…”). The […]

Trust Your Eye

Pirate running Intermediate at The Fork, April 2014 There are no words to adequately express how I feel about Pirate’s comeback. It wasn’t just a second chance; it was God giving me my life back, against all odds. I love my family and friends fiercely, but Pirate is my world. That horse is the love […]

Nothing Short of Thankful

There is nothing like a hack in the autumn. To much of the population, it’s hot cider, sweaters, and all things pumpkin that signify the start of fall, but to me, it’s the sound of leaves crunching under my horse’s hooves, seeing his breath that first chilly morning of the season. And this year, on […]