Photo Essay: the All American Quarter Horse Congress

I've been meaning to share a few photos I took while I was covering events at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for the American Quarter Horse Journal. I picked a fun day to go, as it definitely showed the versatility of the Quarter Horse--from hunter under saddle, to pole bending, Western pleasure, and barrel … Continue reading Photo Essay: the All American Quarter Horse Congress

#ThrowbackThursday: Through the Equine Looking Glass

**Originally published during my internship with the American Quarter Horse Journal in 2006.   Through the Equine Looking Glass Corneal ulcers can do more damage than you think. One fall morning, my American Quarter Horse mare, Skips Satin Lark (aka “Lark”), didn't seem to have the same bright eyes that she normally had. I also noticed significant … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Through the Equine Looking Glass

Too Much Bling? Dos & Don’ts of Western Show Clothes

The Western world is notorious for bling--watch any Western pleasure class and you'll see silver-encrusted saddles and crystal-laden shirts and jackets. Some think they have to spend more money on show clothes than some do for school wardrobes. But is that always the case? GoHorseShow.com had me talk to some AQHA/APHA judges to get their … Continue reading Too Much Bling? Dos & Don’ts of Western Show Clothes

Using Technology to Help Spur Youth Equine Participation

Youth participation in equine activities continues to drop as those hooked on technology continues to rise. Last November I was able to talk with AQHA representatives for the Equine Chronicle about how they plan to curb this drop and help inspire younger riders. The program is called Taking Me Riding, and it's already starting to … Continue reading Using Technology to Help Spur Youth Equine Participation

Road to the Horse 2014: Captivating Excitement from Beginning to End

To round out some of the large equine events I've been lucky to attend in my career (NRHA Futurity, AQHA World Show, Kentucky Derby, Breeders' Cup), I can now add Road to the Horse to that list. I did some light coverage of this "colt starting world championship" for the EquineChronicle.com over the weekend, since … Continue reading Road to the Horse 2014: Captivating Excitement from Beginning to End

Throwback Thursday: When the World Came to Kentucky

Inspired by the Winter Olympics in Sochi, I decided to do a "Throwback Thursday" that involves the World Equestrian Games. I did a couple of special reports for the American Quarter Horse Journal's online newsletter, America's Horse Daily, on how Lexington was preparing for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. For residents of Lexington, … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: When the World Came to Kentucky