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Horses Are My Life, But I’m Glad It’s Not My Career

I’ve loved horses from the moment someone threw me up in the saddle for my…

Why Are All The ‘Legends’ In Our Sport Men?

Growing up riding and competing horses, my personal trainers regularly quoted veteran riders who’d collected…

My Muffin Top Does Not Make Me A Bad Rider

By Ellie Woznica Right out of college, I interviewed for an assistant trainer position at…

Why Is Bullying So Rampant At The Barn?

It isn’t unusual these days, unfortunately, for so many of us to experience bullying. The…

Whiskers In The Hunters? It’s Time

My horse is currently out grazing in his field, sporting whiskers on his muzzle that…

Go Ahead. Look At My Panty Lines

After a two-year break from riding and a nearly four-year break from the show ring,…

It’s Time To Ban Plastic Water Bottles At Horse Shows

It’s a routine part of my horse show prep: pack the trailer, bathe the horse,…

Horse People, Please Stop Being Mean On The Internet

As a millennial, I’ve grown up with the Internet. My brother and I would fight…

Tokyo 2020: Countdown to Show Jumping Disaster?

By Erin Gilmore The only time I’ve ever seen a crash in show jumping bad…

I Will Quit Riding

As riders we always strive to make ourselves and our horses better athletes and competitors.…