Equestrian Life

It's said that, in life, it's important to have your "why." Why are you doing what you do? Why are you motivated to hustle and work hard? For me, horses are that why. I started riding when I was 9 years old and have been in love with these beautiful, giving, and magnificent animals ever since. Today I compete in both the amateur-owner hunter and adult jumper divisions with my horses Cassius, Lucca, and Serafina. While juggling work and riding can often be a challenge that requires great patience, planning, and dedication, there's nothing that I wouldn't do to continue the privilege of pursuing my passion. You see, my horses are not only my why, they are also my "how." They're the ones that provide me with a place of quiet, unconditional love and that fuel and drive me to set big goals and accomplish all that I set out to do.

Destination: 3’6 – a little of my journey…

Destination: 3’6 – a little of my journey…

My horses really did me a solid last weekend. After about three years of journeying with Cassius, we made it to our destination; the 3’6 amateur owners. The hunters, and specifically this division has long been a grand love of my life. I love the handy rounds, and the...
WEF, Week 1. Observations from an amatuer

WEF, Week 1. Observations from an amatuer

Hello friends! Is it not so great to be settling in to this new year? I for one am pretty happy that 2019 has come, and gone. That last one was a challenging year for me, so I decided that a goal I needed set for myself was to find my way back to riding, and being...
Why having that one “person” is so important

Why having that one “person” is so important

Wednesday arrived just on time because I have a little #WCW shout out to Caitlyn Shiels that needed sharing. And it is a starkly honest one, JSYK. Here’s why: I have a rather full schedule these days. I know many of you see snippets on social media, but you see a...
still in the saddle, more grateful than ever…

still in the saddle, more grateful than ever…

My life has been a whirl wind of activity since I last posted an equestrian blog. It has been 6 months – time has FLOWN. It feels like yesterday that I was sitting in my camper in Ocala and writing about getting back in to the saddle and how I was struggling...
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