Voices

Crazy Horse People Of The Internet

Horse people are all over social media. We follow Facebook groups, search Instagram hashtags and…

Feminism Is Not A Brand

Don’t call me babe. Or boss babe. Or hustlin’ babe. Or any other #hashtag deviation.…

We’ve Got News: It’s Time for Progress

Hello, Heels Down friends. We need to talk.  Don’t worry, it’s not the kind of…

Where Have All the Para-Riders Gone?

Recently I was called “handicapped” on social media by someone who didn’t know me.  My…

Just Because You Have A Mare, Doesn't Mean You Should Breed It

By Lauren O’Malley There’s a good chance we’ve all experienced this situation at one time…

Once More With Falling: The Life of an Adult Beginner

I began riding at a local hunter/jumper barn late in life. I can still recall…

What Discipline? No Discipline.

I’m having a bit of an identity crisis. All my life, I’ve ridden the hunters…

The Goals That Weren’t

Each January, people start out the year with the best of intentions. We plan and…

What It Means To Be An Amateur In This Expensive Sport: Sacrifice

I haven’t ridden on a the A-circuit since I was a junior, and that was…

Warning: I'm Not The Best Horse Trainer

Being a young professional in the equestrian industry is difficult. There are many aspiring professional…