An afternoon horseback riding in Mexico

  A warm salty breeze, crashing waves and the glow of a setting sun – I could not imagine a better backdrop to a horseback ride down the beach. We were visiting San Pancho in Nayarit, Mexico.  Although this town is about 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, it is worth the drive for a taste…

Horse ownership: transitioning from amateur owner to weekend warrior.

  The horse industry is a funny one. It is expansive; from the neighbor down the road with a horse in the backyard to multi-figure horses that compete at the highest levels of the sport. More and more, I have been hearing comments from outside the industry and even those involved in other areas of…

Ecuador volcanoes: sometimes you listen to the horses

“Well, if they run away, we have about 20 minutes to get to higher ground.” We were halfway up an active volcano in Banos, Ecuador, standing in the “canyon,” where pyroclastic flows travel during an eruption. The area was lush and green with puffy white clouds hanging in the moist air; making it easy to…

Reverse Bucket list: reflecting on 2015

I wrote a reverse bucket list a year ago, and it allowed me to be grateful and put life into perspective.  I was reflecting on the changes in my life this year and decided to do one for 2015. I think I will make one yearly to reflect on my accomplishments and things I should…

Tis the season and 10 questions for December.

This month has been packed full of pet portraits. In a past post, I mentioned these portraits and apparently the Christmas season has led to my little side business taking off! I am very grateful, but it means my life has been on hold while I complete all these orders!  Work, ride my horse, draw,…

Social Media Internship when the country comes to the city.

Ten days at the Royal Winter Fair is over.  They were exhausting days, but I am grateful for the opportunity to work as a Social Media Intern. We use Social Media daily, but this allowed me to utilize it from a professional standpoint. Across three Twitter accounts and an Instagram account, the Royal Fair's audience is around 15,000+ followers.  It was…

GoPro and cross country from horseback.

I have been looking for different ways to use my GoPro.  The farm I board at has lots of little cross country jumps scattered around the property, so thought it would be fun to try a GoPro video riding outside.  An added bonus is that riding on grass is good practise for a Hunter Derby…