There’s a lexicon to dressage. Connection, suspension, swing: These are words that have a very specific horsey, and dressage-y, context that we dressage trainers throw around and make it sound like we’re speaking Swahili, such that a layman might not grasp our meaning. And coming to an understanding of those terms, from the beginning of […]
Start the year off on the right foot! We have a great cadre of educational events planned for this winter. Read all about them in our e-newsletter, and sign up to receive it directly in your inbox.
Jan. 1: It’s 2018! Good riddance 2017, you unmitigated disaster, you complete dumpster fire, you. This is going to be a great year. It’s all turning around from here! Jan. 2: In the course of unloading hay into our Florida barn, I slip, land on a wheelbarrow handle, and break my nose. Nevertheless, things are […]
Fall has become wintertime, and wintertime is about to become Florida-time. It’s t-minus four days from my own departure, with the horses to follow a few days behind. This year I have a record number going—10—as well as it being my first year at my own farm, or at least at a farm I’m renting […]
You asked, and we listened! ADULT CAMP is back this winter! So are a few great educational clinics and Lauren’s monthly training weekends home from Florida. Here’s our January, February and March schedule! More details about all these events will be provided as they’re available, but email Lauren to stay in the loop. JANUARY 13 […]
I hate the process of buying and selling horses. It’s like speed dating but with a marriage proposal at the end; every horse is imperfect in some way; and even when done perfectly right, with adequate trial time, complete honesty on behalf of both buyer and seller and everything above board, you’re still buying a […]
Read all about our last educational events of 2017, some great opportunities in 2018, and Jennifer Drescher’s successful trip to the USDF Finals in our December e-newsletter! And if you’re not receiving it directly in your inbox, be sure to sign up.
Danny, my top horse, had emergency colic surgery at the end of October. To make a long story as short as possible, I learned that, because he’d had a brief hospital stay in August of 2016 for a non-surgical colic, I was ineligible for the colic surgery coverage I’d thought I’d had through my equine […]
Hello, friends. In October of 2017, my top horse, the 9 year old Dutch gelding Danny Ocean, underwent lifesaving emergency colic surgery, and later developed a complication that is requiring a longer hospital stay and expensive treatment. Shortly after surgery, I learned that I didn’t have sufficient insurance coverage to pay for any of it. Never […]
A million years ago when I was young and adorable I attended USDF’s Young Rider Graduate Program, a two-day conference on how to be an adult in the horse business. It was a very informative weekend, with speakers on a huge range of subjects from professional liability to marketing to sponsorship, and one of the […]