A little #FlashbackFriday for you... I wrote this piece for the August 15, 2016, issue of the Quarter Horse News, and while it's geared towards cutters, reiners and working cow horse riders, I feel like this could be a beneficial read for anyone who looks at clinics to improve something in their lives. For example, … Continue reading Questions Answered: Is a Clinic Right For You?
Anyone who's competed at an NRHA event can attest that the show management, judges and stewards take the rules seriously. Though procedures like pre- and post-checks, NRHA officials strive to keep every horse and rider legal and safe while they're competing. These checks at every reining show allow a carded equipment judge to check each … Continue reading Judge’s Chair: Pre- and Post-Checks at the Arena
Do you rely too much on others to keep your horse healthy? (From the November/December 2019 Equine Chronicle) The road to the Congress and World Show is a long one, made only longer depending on how far you actually have to haul your horse to Ohio and Oklahoma. During the trip, you may make a … Continue reading Basic Horse Care is More than Basic
Many budget-friendly parents new to the horse world might think their child’s bicycle helmet can double as a riding helmet, instead of having to pay the additional cost for a certified equestrian helmet. But when it comes to the health and safety of your rider, it’s not a time to pinch pennies. The Safety Equipment … Continue reading Bike Helmets are Not Suitable for Equestrian Sport
(Written as part of the campaign for Riders4Helmets' International Helmet Awareness Day) Would you know if someone was suffering from a concussion? Did you know that the average amount of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in equestrian sport is more than seven times that of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in contact sports (such as American football)? … Continue reading Concussion Awareness For Equestrians
While I was on my way to a Turf Publicists of America meeting in Lexington, Ky., I received word that Carol Trimmer, former editor of the NRHA Reiner magazine, had passed. it was like someone punched me in the stomach out of the blue. In a time when I felt lost after completing my internship … Continue reading The Loss of a Mentor: Carol Trimmer
Even after so many years in the equine media industry, I'm still humbled and flattered to be named as a Finalist for the American Horse Publications' Equine Media Awards. I believe this is the fourth or fifth year I have been named a Finalist as an individual member, and it never gets old. I entered … Continue reading Celebrating Equine Media as an AHP Finalist