I’d Like To, But I’m AFRAID…!

I’d Like To, But I’m AFRAID…!

FEAR is Not Real Does fear keep you from doing what you would really like to do? I confess, my life was ruled by fear. Not the fear that comes from a realistic response to an actual threat, but rather the type of fear that is an intangible anxiety about “what...
Five Ways a Horse is Like a Novel

Five Ways a Horse is Like a Novel

How Can a Horse be Like a Novel? You may ask, How can a horse be like a novel? The answer is one word–relationship. Every good horseman knows the relationship you develop with your horse is critical to your success as a rider. Every good writer knows that the...
Is Dressage Going to the Ponies?

Is Dressage Going to the Ponies?

  How a rescued pony and a determined trainer are changing the way we view size in competitions. Professional dressage trainer Ashley Kennedy, with her long auburn hair tucked under a ball cap, lovingly drapes an arm over the back of her talented equine partner—a...
Haters Just Lose

Haters Just Lose

Acts of Hatred, Hate Crimes, and Degradation of Others In light of a recent hate crime committed at the local high school wherein four youth were charged with painting racist graffiti on school property, I started giving a lot more thought to the nature of hate and...