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Post Midterms Recovery

Technically, I still have 2 more subjects left for Midterms because my professor suddenly postponed it and told us to just take it on Monday. So I still have to deal with those subjects,but not for now,battle will start on Sunday afternoon after my church duty.Anyhow, I’d like to reward myself for a job well done for the exams I have taken. 406 more words


The Perils of A Young, Poor Equestrian

I have a mere four years of hunter/jumper training under my belt that took place from age twelve to sixteen.  During that time, I was a working student under a trainer who did not value my future or development as a rider.  334 more words


The Tamarack Chronicles: Volume VI

Just prior to my departure from Tamarack Hill, Denny asked me what the most compelling lessons of the summer had been.  I found myself a little tongue tied, as it was nearly impossible to briefly summarize all of the concepts, large and small, that I will bring forward to my training, teaching and personal philosophies.  2,487 more words

Personal Stories


Mo and I have been training a lot this summer. We’ve been averaging about 2 lessons a week (one dressage and one jumping). Barbara Strawson has been really wonderful to us. 178 more words


The Pros and Cons of Being a Working Student (You Decide Which Is Which)

(Alternately titled: “You Know You’re A Working Student When…”)

I’ve worked at three dressage barns in three different states and as I embark on my fifth consecutive year of being an intern/apprentice, I’d like to think I’m pretty qualified to throw together this list. 835 more words