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This blog is dedicated to chronicling the stories and unique experiences of individuals that make up our diverse riding community.
Whether you ride Western or English, for fun or competitively, have no horses or a whole herd, we believe that every person that creates our equestrian community has a story to tell and voice that deserves to be heard.


Real talk, I’ve never felt that my body was welcome in the horse world.  I’m to curvy, to brown, and don’t have the hard sculpted edges that most riders in mainstream media are portrayed with.  My height, a tall 5’9, is the only concession to conformity that I possess.  From a young age I was told that my body needed to change if I wanted to achieve my goals.  That I needed to lose the baby fat, get on a diet, and run 5-7 miles a day.  I was 12, going through a hellish growth period, and not that it matters but I

2017 one of my life long dreams finally came true. On July 30th Basilio was born, and after riding everything and anything under the sun I was finally able to say that I had my dream horse.  He has his dad's uphill canter and clean changes, and his mom's fire and love of being fiddled with.  I was so excited to watch him grow and develop.  Every day I spent as much time with him as I could, getting him used to being handled, or even just brushing his mom and watching him explore the world.  I'm pretty sure the first day

One week of 2019 down and 51 more to go. Last week zipped by and has me looking towards what I want to accomplish this year.  This is hard for me.  I’m great at looking at things long term, where I want to be, and what the end goal should be.  How I’ll get there not so much, and that’s something I’m actively trying to improve this year. Achieving long term goals doesn’t happen overnight.  There thousands of steps, small victories, and challenging realizations that come up along the way.  In 2019 I’m going to hold myself accountable and be better about making step