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balancing full time school with full time horses is a full time job

Five Ways to Get Your Riding Back on Track This Winter

The windchill was 15 degrees when I woke up this morning in "famously hot" Columbia, South Carolina. I rolled out of bed, groaning the whole way, and proceeded to put on two pairs of pants, three top layers, wool socks,... Continue Reading →


Highlight Reel

Flashback ten or twelve years... I'm riding in the passenger seat of a Ford F-150 bored out of my mind on the way to the barn as my dad listens to talk radio. I'm imagining my horse, Logan, and me... Continue Reading →

You Can Be Anything

...but not everything. Two years ago, I wrote that quote on a pink post-it note and stuck it on my full length mirror in my off campus apartment. It served as a small reminder that I needed to take time... Continue Reading →

Southern Summer Must-Haves: Rider Edition

The time has finally come: my finals are all finished, my fate has been sealed. It's time to forget about school, throw the textbooks to the wind, and dive head first into a summer full of riding, showing, and learning.... Continue Reading →

Southern Summer Must-Haves: Horse Edition

I don't use many products on myself. I use Rodan+Fields skin care, Sun Bum sunscreen and lip care, and OGX haircare. That's pretty much it. You could say I'm low maintenance...until you saw the unbelievable amount of products I have... Continue Reading →

Trending to The Top

I've posted before about my voracious consumption of equestrian media, with Noelle Floyd being my favorite outlet. NF Style is my go-to, and I often spend the hours between my second and third classes on Mondays and Wednesdays catching up... Continue Reading →

Riding As a Team

When I was in grade school, I played basketball and volleyball for my small private school. I enjoyed the sports, the friendship of my teammates, the travelling and the competing. Eventually, as I got more serious in my riding, I... Continue Reading →


My journalism professors here at USC are constantly preaching that as students of the media, we need to be continuously consuming it. I agree with that; I consider myself well educated in the way of the world, what's going on... Continue Reading →


I've never really been one to make New Year's resolutions, beyond your run of the mill drink more water, eat healthier, and stop binge watching Netflix when you're supposed to be doing homework. I think the reason for that is... Continue Reading →

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