•  June 02, 2015

    The Greatest Blessing

    My wife and I just returned from a six week adventure with our horses. From Michigan we went to fifteen different places to camp with our horses including Kentucky, Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, Moab, Bryce Canyon, St. George and Pine Valley Utah, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Brown County State...

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  •  February 08, 2015

    Lucky To Be Alive

    I took a freak fall from my pony while jumping this past summer. I'm still not sure what happened but the next thing I knew I was doing my best to stay on. Long story short, I spooked my pony during my scrambling to regain composure and he crow hopped which caused me to do a rotational fall into the...

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  •  February 04, 2015

    September Trail Ride

    It was a beautiful fall morning and I was hitting the trail with a friend. I've always been pretty lax about wearing my helmet, but this friend was wearing hers, so I decided I would, too. I had no idea the impact that decision would have. About a quarter mile from the barn, while riding the bridle path, our horses...

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  •  January 17, 2015

    Horse Show Schooling Freakout

    A few months ago, I went to a local hunter/jumper show with my trainer, Beth. I was signed up to ride her Quarter Horse gelding Amigo in the 2ft division later that day. Everyone at the barn knows Amigo has an attitude and he can be pretty opinionated, and unfortunately he decided to demonstrate this while I was schooling him...

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  •  December 28, 2014

    I'm a Believer in Helmets

    Three years ago me and about 8 others were trail riding. We had been riding for about 3+ hours and I was tired so my reins were loose and I had dropped my stirrups. One of my friends trotted by on her pony and my horse decided he wanted to race and he took off after her. I started to...

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