Confessions of a Working Mother, Wife, and Horse Woman

Jan 22, 2013 28 Comments by

Life is all about balance – setting priorities. I realize that for many horse people their horses are number one, as evidenced by the many ecards shared and re-shared on Facebook warning potential mates to “love me, love my horse” and time and spending habits that heavily favor the equine. Sometimes I feel like the […]

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Our Favorite Children’s Horse Book (IE Mommy’s Favorite)

Jan 12, 2013 5 Comments by

For the most part, my nine-month-old would still rather eat his books than read his books, but that doesn’t stop us from practicing relaxing with a good book in hand. To my infinite pleasure, my amazing (and non-horsey) sister-in-law found this gem and gave it to Isaac for Christmas: If there is one children’s book […]

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Parenting Lesson Learned From My Horse #1: Whoa!

Jan 07, 2013 1 Comment by

The two-legged is now nearly 9 months old, and Ace, in thoroughbred fashion of aging up on January 1, is now 13 (although I generally wait until his actual birthday to acknowledge the change). For the most part, parenthood is like nothing else in life. But sometimes, I find lessons I’ve learned from a life […]

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How To Remove Burrs from Your Horse’s Tail (The Only Thing You Need To Know)

Nov 05, 2012 7 Comments by

Burrs. Sticky, matted, exponentially multiplying, evil burrs. One in my horse’s forelock. An entire bush encrusted in his tail. I will keep this short and sweet. There is only one trick you need to know when it comes to removing nasty burrs from a horse’s tail. I’m pretty sure it was my mother who shared […]

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Illustrated Equestrian Gifts with a Touch of Whimsy (and a giveaway!)

Sep 28, 2012 10 Comments by

My in-laws recently moved their business to a new office space in a grand old mansion of a house, complete with ornate furniture and decorations straight out of the early 1900’s. But what I really loved were the original oil paintings adorning every wall of every room – and over 90% of them were hunt […]

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The Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Balancing Motherhood and Horses

Sep 20, 2012 18 Comments by

My baby was 5 months old last weekend. He plays and naps while I work full-time, sometimes from home sometimes in my office. My house is a mess, the dishes aren’t done, there’s laundry waiting to be folded (at least it’s clean, right?). I haven’t seen my horse in a week and a half. I’ve […]

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Stephen Colbert on Dressage, with Olympic Coach Michael Barisone

Aug 01, 2012 3 Comments by

If you are a horse person on Facebook (and even if you aren’t), you’ve likely seen or at least heard about Stephen Colbert’s segment on Mitt Romney’s wife’s Olympic dressage horse. It’s sparked quite a few good-natured responses, including these awesome foam hands from SmartPak. Even better than the foam hands is what happened when […]

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