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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.

Rider Profile

Interviewing my friend Deb last October was one of my favorites.  It was a beautiful fall day with the perfect weather.  What I appreciated most about interviewing Deb was how much talking to her reminded me of this simple truth:  we are so, so, so lucky to have horses in our lives.  As horsewomen and men I know from personal experience that it's easy to get caught up and take for granted how much love and trust our horses give us.  I hope you enjoy Deb's interview as much as I did, and that it reminds you how important it is to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nWOyyBAo9E This week's profile features portrait photographer Emily Annett, who officially launched her site this week!  Earlier this Fall Emily took some great pictures of Achates, Basilio and me.  I knew that any image Emily took would be amazing, but what impressed me most was how much passion and drive she has for her craft.  She was also ridiculously patient when it came to wrangling 2 dogs and 2 horses :)  More than anything I appreciated that she made me feel at ease throughout the whole process, being in front of the camera isn't my favorite, but Emily made the process fun and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkW_nORc_4U&t=1s Today we're talking to dressage rider Heather about how having an unconventional horse shaped her riding and the advice she has for anyone who wants to build a business around their passion for horses.  You can follow the rest of Heather's journey at:  https://www.facebook.com/dufourdynamics/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMFJHcd9OTQ&feature=youtu.be This week's rider profile features my friend Jill, who is a Western Dressage rider, about how her current horse Harlan has shaped her riding and the advice she has for anyone who is looking to move forward with their goals.

Name:  Kira Discipline:  Eventing Horses:  Cody (OTTB), Duke (International Sporthorse), and Sam (Appendix Palomino) Favorite Horse Quote:  "You either go the hospital, or you get back on." -George Morris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHydui1xZiU&t=2s In this week's rider profile we're talking to eventer Kira about the horses that have shaped her career, and how becoming a coach has impacted her riding.  You can follow and keep up with Kira's adventures at:  https://www.facebook.com/codythescreamingottb/     

Name:  Katie Discipline:  Ranch Guide and Trail Rider Horse:  Sally (BLM Mustang) Favorite Horse Quote:  "So he thought about horses and they were always the right thing to think about." -Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZDFtXcRsFY&t=3s In this week's rider profile we're talking to ranch guide and trail rider, Katie, about her journey as a rider and how it led to a horse of a life time.  You can also read more about Katie and Sally's adventures on their blog at:  https://sallythewonderhorse.wordpress.com/  

Name:  Anu Discipline:  Dressage Horses:  Achates (OTTB) and Basilio (Andalusian) Favorite Horse Quote:  "When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine. . .you know you are loved." -John Lyons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zExrnqFdbcg Each week I will be posting a Rider Profile to help share and highlight the stories of riders in our community.  Since I would never ask anyone to do something I wouldn't do this week's post is about my journey as a rider, and how having an off the track thoroughbred has shaped me a dressage rider.