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My Go-To Pomegranate Bruschetta

Every woman needs a go-to dish – something relatively simple to make that is widely enjoyed and eagerly anticipated like my Pomegranate Bruschetta.  A few years ago, I lamented to a super stylish friend that I didn’t know how to dress myself. Her advice was priceless – build a wardrobe out of the classics and […]

Dressage Lessons: Just Be There

When you’re working on any kind of change, the initial excitement eventually fades and you’re faced with the hard part: maintaining forward progress while it is still hard but no longer exciting.  It’s here, both in and out of the saddle, that I’m having to learn how to push forward and wait at the same time.  I […]

You Are What You Do, Except When You Can’t

I believe that what you do – how you spend your time, your priorities – offer the strongest statement about who you are. But what happens when you can’t do the things that are most important to you? The horse show season started later than planned for me this year. There just seemed to always […]

Dressage Lessons: Influencing The Hind Leg

Now that we’ve worked through the things that were holding Elf back physically, it’s time to figure out what to do this more powerful, bigger stride. First, though, we have to fine tune his straightness by influencing the hind leg placement! Our lessons have been unimpressively sporadic so far in 2016. Between my flu & […]

  • Every woman needs a go-to dish – something relatively simple to make that is widely enjoyed and eagerly anticipated like my Pomegranate Bruschetta.  A few years ago, I lamented to a super stylish friend that I didn’t know how to dress myself. Her advice was priceless – build a wardrobe out of the classics and… [Continue Reading]

    My Go-To Pomegranate Bruschetta
  • When you’re working on any kind of change, the initial excitement eventually fades and you’re faced with the hard part: maintaining forward progress while it is still hard but no longer exciting.  It’s here, both in and out of the saddle, that I’m having to learn how to push forward and wait at the same time.  I… [Continue Reading]

    Dressage Lessons: Just Be There
  • I believe that what you do – how you spend your time, your priorities – offer the strongest statement about who you are. But what happens when you can’t do the things that are most important to you? The horse show season started later than planned for me this year. There just seemed to always… [Continue Reading]

    You Are What You Do, Except When You Can’t
  • Now that we’ve worked through the things that were holding Elf back physically, it’s time to figure out what to do this more powerful, bigger stride. First, though, we have to fine tune his straightness by influencing the hind leg placement! Our lessons have been unimpressively sporadic so far in 2016. Between my flu &… [Continue Reading]

    Dressage Lessons: Influencing The Hind Leg
  • As much as I enjoy showing, I’ve been focused for the last year on improving my effectiveness as a rider and supporting that growth with 1 clinic each quarter. Last weekend, I rode with Melissa Allen for two days and focused on straightness, getting a better feel for the tempo of the gaits and more… [Continue Reading]

    Clinic Report: Melissa Allen Dressage