Horsehair & Textbooks II

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How to Be a Teammate in an Individual Sport

Although we consider our horses to be our teammates, riding is considered an individual sport. The nature of individual sports is that they require a strong mental game in order to be successful, being that you ultimately have yourself to... Continue Reading →


How to Write a Riding Resume For a Working Student Position

Hi all! I am here tonight with a how-to post on how to write a riding resume for a working student position! I am currently on the hunt for the perfect working student for my program, and although I've received... Continue Reading →

Return on Investment

A couple of months ago, I was sitting in a booth at a pizza place with two pony moms and a handful of my students. It was late and we were all exhausted, starving, and sunburnt after a full day... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Fear in the Saddle

I think back on things I did with horses as a kid and sometimes I wonder how I'm still in one piece. I think about all the times my friends and I tried to ride the mini ponies with a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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