I just returned from a trip to Oklahoma City for the 2017 NRHA Derby, the aged event that celebrates 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old reining horses. It's always fun to see the horses that competed in the prior year's Futurity, as well as returning Futurity champions all in one building. I'll post some photos from my … Continue reading Getting the Most from Your Horse
This weekend I set off for Scottsdale, Arizona, for the 2017 American Horse Publications Seminar. I'm so excited for this weekend, not only for the gorgeous backdrop of Arizona, nor the fact that I'm a finalist in two categories, nor that I'm presenting to our student members, but for the chance to catch up with … Continue reading A Tootie Bland Production – Western Horse & Gun
The equine journalism world has what we like to think are the equivalent of the Oscars, only with no red carpet and we truly are excited just to be nominated. This morning the announcement was made showcasing the finalists for the Equine Media Awards. The awards are for work published in 2016 for member publications, … Continue reading American Horse Publications Finalist!
I've been a freelancer for about 12 years, starting back in college...I can't believe it's been that long. Since then, I've gained and lost clients, met so many new people and shared countless of stories. But, unlike a lot of my freelancing friends who do it full-time, I am also employed full-time elsewhere. I made … Continue reading Podcast: Sharing My Experiences as a Freelancer
When Casey Deary slid into the 2015 NRHA Futurity Finals aboard a flash Palomino mare, her owner was just so happy that not only was she in the finals, but she was spinning in the middle of Jim Norick Arena in Oklahoma City. Rob Curtis is about strategy--management strategies for business owners to help them … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Not Your Typical Horse Owner
(Originally posted for Cornerstone Advertising.) Social Media is no longer just about selfies and life updates, but now it is a place where your business needs to be. As of July 2015, there was a total of 3.17 billion users on the Internet, with 2.3 billion active social media users…and that number is only growing … Continue reading Are You Using Social Media to Build Your Brand?
I'll the first to admit that if it weren't for my mother, I probably wouldn't be a horsewoman. I also wouldn't be into dog agility if it weren't for my father and mother, and my mother's mother... So many things that we get into are because of the generations before us. Which is why it … Continue reading Grand Generations: Passing Down the Love of the Quarter Horse
In the February/March 2017 issue of Western Horse & Gun Magazine, I had the privilege to highlight a relationship I have seen grow firsthand. Police K-9 teams undergo a lot of intense training, sometimes mores than typical police officer teams. Not only do they train themselves, but they have to train some of the most … Continue reading Police K-9s: Partners in Duty & In Life
The cold has certainly set in here in the Midwest. It's not even Christmas, and we're battling frozen conditions everywhere, which means not much action happening outside. Perfect timing, considering my FitRider column for Horse Illustrated's November issue was about how to battle the winter doldrums and the urge to hibernate, thanks to help from Andrea … Continue reading Fit Rider: Battling Hibernation
Once again I had the opportunity to attend the National Reining Horse Association's marquee event: The NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championships. I was doing coverage of the NAAC for the NRHA Reiner, and, as always, the experiences did not disappoint.