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Miss Merts Special 81st Birthday Surprise

As it should go, my daughter, Kristen was having a conversation at the hair salon with Kelly. Kelly is one of those instantly likable people.  She glows with expression and love just surrounds her. Kelly happened to mention that her family wanted to surprise her mother with a ‘bucket…

Being Yourself in the most Traditional Show Attire

It almost looks like there is a fog hovering just above the ground as horse hooves cut through the dewy grass. Even with trainers calling to their students in the warm-up ring, there is still a hush across the show grounds as exhibitors and spectators whisper over their coffee….

Spring Riding – How to Prepare For the Best Ride

Our weather in Ohio is being very shy about giving us a taste of spring and preventing us from riding.  But we know it is surely on its way! Horses are shedding and even a few perennial flowers are showing their faces.  Some of the best riders that I…

Ride Again with Confidence

I have seen it happen many times. A rider gets on their horse only to end up having a really rough ride – or worse – a bad fall.  It could have been someone in your family, someone that you know or even you…. no longer confident – the riding…

20 Tips For First-Time Horse Riders

I wrote this article some time ago – but it is always important information to keep in mind when working with first-time riders…

Many people know that I have had horses for years. And like me, I’m sure you get frequent requests from people who want to ride your horses….