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.

Meet my equine babies ♥️

Meet my equine babies ♥️

…”Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined” — from the Ode to the Horse by Ronald Duncan. These beautiful, giving,...
A tough day, and how I deal with that

A tough day, and how I deal with that

Ok friends, today has been a tough one for me for a few reasons. It is the anniversary of my Nonno Gene’s death back in 1989. And so it has always been a day where my memories of him are so close to the surface. Although I lost him so young, he has shaped my life so...
How I spent the morning of my wedding

How I spent the morning of my wedding

I love this photo, for so many reasons. This is the morning of my wedding. Because on that morning, this was the only place I could be to start that most important day off right. Thanks to @caitlynshiels I was able to spend some beautiful time with my beloved babies...
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