2018 Equus Film Festival

Travels to the 2018 Equus Film Festival

2018 has been a year of travel for me. I’ve journeyed wide and far through the US and off to adventures in Mongolia as well. But this November 29- December 2 I found myself in the farthest reaches of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York City for the sixth annual Equus Film Festival.   This was […]

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When Technology and Nature Combine to Benefit Your Pet

Advanced technology combined with the superpowers of cannabinoid oil. Intrigued yet? Well, you should be, because that is what the DROP Effect provides for your pet. I do not believe in coincidences. I received a call from a client who was welcoming a new foster dog to her home. This young dog, less than a […]

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Horse Show Non-Starter

Horse Show Non-Starter

Confession: after all the anticipation of the horse show weekend, I didn’t even ride.   It’s true. There were a few factors, but it wasn’t meant to be. I told my trainer I wanted to ride in one of the fall schooling shows this year, and we talked about it and jumped some courses to prepare. […]

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Anticipation is my Achilles Heel

Anticipation is My Achilles Heel

Confession: I’m panicking at the thought of competition this weekend.     This summer I spent two weeks with Allan Horn, one of the 2018 Gobi Desert Cup riders in Mongolia. On the first leg of our journey home, he said something which resonated, “It seems to me that anticipation is the hardest part for […]

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Dancing with Dressage

Dancing with Dressage

Today’s BLOGTOBER topic is, “What discipline would I like to try?” This is a fantastic question. Each discipline has something so special. This year I was introduced to endurance riding through my work with The Gobi Desert Cup. I’ll admit I knew nothing about it prior to preparing for the August event.   While I was […]

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Huufe Tracking App

Hacking with Huufe: New Technology for Equestrians

Technology for equestrians and only equestrians.   My husband works in the Cyber industry and as a blogger myself, technology is a huge part of my life. I have always been somewhat technically-inclined as a result of my nerd’s brain. So when I learned of a new technology for equestrians through the immense power of […]

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Pretty vs Effective Riding

Pretty vs. Effective Riding

Leave the Pretty for the Show Ring.   It is a universal truth that an equestrian must struggle with motivation from time to time. We all have busy schedules, vacations, or general ennui.  Occasionally horse lovers hit a plateau. Some, choose to make excuses while others reset. Today I was looking forward to a riding […]

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Combat Your Dog's Itchy Skin this Winter

Relieve Your Dog’s Itchy Skin Naturally

The temperature is dropping and with it the humidity. The end result is dry, itchy skin for both you and your dogs. Prevent dry skin and relieve the itch. Does your dog have dandruff when you go to pet him or her? Is your pet licking their pets and biting at itchy, irritated skin? You […]

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Hands-On Gloves Timid Rider

Keep Your Hands, and Clothes, Clean with Hands-On Gloves

Working with horses is a blessing every day. Except during spring and fall when the shedding hair is absolutely everywhere. Performing sports massage on clients means I get dirty, it’s part of the job. But when I am spitting out hair and running to the bathroom to wash out my eyes, it’s a problem.   There […]

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My First Horse Experience Blogtober

My First Horse Experience

My first horse experience is one of my favorite stories to tell. In fact, I have a whole chapter about it in my book, Confessions of a Timid Rider. So as a special treat for my readers during Blogtober, I will be sharing the ENTIRE chapter.  Enjoy! The Grey Pony Incident My first time independently […]

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Ten Things You Didn't Know About The Timid Rider

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Timid Rider

You know me as The Timid Rider, but there is a lot more to me than my experiences as an equestrian. While my love of horses is extremely important to me, it does not represent all aspects of my life. Nor should it. During a recent book tour, the publicist asked for 10 Fun Facts […]

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The Riding Habit- The Timid RIder

The Riding Habit

Practice makes perfect in anything you do, but then why do equestrians push themselves so hard and give themselves little credit?   Practice makes habits, some of them good and some of them we need to work on improving. So many women come up to me at events and tell me how they rode horses […]

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