The Heat is On – My Love Affair with Liniments

The Heat is On – My Love Affair with Liniments

This odd romance was kindled by a lame horse and a broken finger (unrelated incidents) and has, over time, roared into a consuming passion, driving me to buy each and every newest, greatest, rub-on-promise of instant healing that comes my way. Yes! Relief! Goodbye...
My $2 Secret for Squeaky-Clean Tack

My $2 Secret for Squeaky-Clean Tack

I’m cleaning my new custom-made saddle (thank you Mr. Withers) for the first time today and I — thankfully — remembered an invaluable tip I learned long ago from a groom for the Budweiser Clydesdale team. In my younger years, I had the good fortune...
Sometimes Things Just Go Your Way…

Sometimes Things Just Go Your Way…

Merry Christmas to me! It’s been a long time coming (18 months, in truth), but I finally tootled the gray beast around 8-jump courses seemingly without a care in the world. I say seemingly because, ever the self-critic, my brain flagged several details to rehash...
Cold Day + Warmblood = Awesome Cantering

Cold Day + Warmblood = Awesome Cantering

I came so close to missing out on a breakthrough yesterday! The seemingly nationwide cold snap had settled in Houston on Friday, producing a clammy, teeth-chattering 38-degree day. I was sorely tempted to skip my private, but two things drove me to brave the elements....