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Horse Math

I will admit it: I do not enjoy math. I do not use much math in my daily life, and when I do, I try to use a calculator or a spreadsheet to do the sums for me. The day I learned that for some people (the person in question being Robert, the stereotypical “nerd” [...]

If I Had Known

I wish I had known as a kid that it was OK to be scared and nervous. That these feelings were valid. But I was a know-it-all kid and that meant I couldn’t admit weakness. As an adult, I have been known to say “I’m scared” or “this feels too fast!” in the middle of [...]

Everybody Needs Lessons

I checked my calendar and the last time I took a lesson was on June 23rd, 2009.  2009! That’s ridiculous upon first glance.  It might be ridiculous no matter how you look at it.  And while there are quite a few pretty good explanations (finishing a draft of my novel, completing my teaching fellowship, revising [...]

Nine Weeks

Nine weeks of no riding at all is the longest I’ve ever gone without getting on a horse since I was twelve.  It felt even longer because the last few times I rode, I was nine months pregnant.  The very last time was just days before The Baby was born.  He was late and I [...]

Death Wish

My husband says I have a death wish. This is purely based on the fact that I ride horses. I try to point out to him that everyone participates in “risky” activities… say, driving a car? walking across the street (I can’t tell you how many times I almost get run over while trying to [...]


I’ve been taking riding lessons lately, trying to improve my riding ability and hopefully get myself (and my adorable horse Sadie) a bit more competitive at the shows and maybe even move up a level… Taking lessons is cool. I learn new things and I happen to think that learning new things is very cool. [...]