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Growing Up, Bit By Bit

School is back in session, and the leaves are starting to turn. It’s fall, which means it’s officially been a year since both Puck and Swagger entered their working lives with me. I’ve always believed it takes a year to get to really know any new horse, trained or prospect; then add in to the […]


Clinics, Clinics, Clinics! September e-Newsletter

It’s finally fall! And we’re ringing in the season with some amazing educational opportunities, like clinics with Michael Barisone, a workshop on body clipping, and a fantastic panel on soundness in schoolmasters with US Dressage Team vet Dr. Cricket Russillo. Read all about ’em, plus some great show successes and some new faces around the […]

The Muggle Road Not Taken

I’m envious of Ravi’s ability to sleep. Partially that’s because I’m a lifelong non-sleeper. I come from a long line of neurotic people who’ve carpe diem’d their way through life. I can fall asleep anywhere, but staying asleep is a challenge, and even on my most raucous of youthful nights it was a rare thing […]


Summer Break

Last weekend we attended our last show of our summer season. The competition season here in Virginia starts in April, revs up through May and June and culminates in one big show mid-July, after which it gets beastly hot and unpleasant, and it’s terrific to be able to give the horses the rest of July […]