About me? Well, I am a self diagnosed equine addict. I have been around or on top of horses for a nearly uninterrupted span of over thirty years, when I was first given riding lessons “just for the summer”. I have enjoyed and experienced many disciplines (hunter/jumper, dressage, graduate HA from the US Pony Clubs), but I usually call myself an eventer. I have also recently become immersed in the sport of competitive trail riding, which is an incredibly fun new pursuit.
I accidentally became a professional equestrian within one year of graduating college, after valiantly spending four years and countless thousands of dollars studying something completely different (environmental conservation) and insisting without a shadow of a doubt that I would not go into the horse world full time. Oops.
In my equestrian career, I have been a barn manager, an equine sports massage therapist, an equine journalist, a camp counselor, a working student and, of course, a horseback riding instructor. I currently work as faculty at the University of New Hampshire Equine Program, and I coach their intercollegiate hunt seat team.
But more than anything, I am a lover of the horse and most of what comes with them, and this blog will represent a basic attempt to capture stories, insights, observations and other ideas that come from my myriad of experiences with these great creatures.