Tag: equestrian

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. 

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…

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.

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…

Why I have the best horse in the world.

She certainly never made it easy and in many ways she was the wrong type of horse for me. I thought I was a reasonably good rider, but really, I knew little after riding only school horses.  Ever heard the saying “green + green…

Horses are my therapy.

I recently watched a video of a para-dressage rider who is wheelchair bound but through horses she competes at the highest levels of para-dressage. What stuck with me is the incredible power of the horse. I explained why I skydive, but its time for…

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…

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…

Reverse bucket list.

I have been feeling pretty uninspired as of late. Maybe it’s an early life crisis.  Recently I have worked towards furthering my education, but I realized I have hit many other milestones that I should be proud of. I decided to write a reverse…

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…