Sometimes, when the internet trolls get you down, you just gotta put on your big girl panties and deal.
My journey across the country with horses continues, as we travel by truck and trailer to West Virginia! Almost there!
The benefits, and very subtle, downsides to the cell phone when you are around horses.
Some ways to break up the long, hard, hot (or cold) work day!
Part two of the "How I Moved Two Horses Across the Country" picks up at the airport!
Part one - How I planned a trip to move two horses, two cats, a husband and a household from the West Coast to the East Coast!
I chat with a fancy dressage trainer about how the Training Scale applies to all horses and can solve all problems.
Gut check time - sometimes, you need a reminder about how awesome horses are and how lucky we are to be in their lives!
There's a lot that your own exercise routine can teach you about horses!
Behind the scenes at the Groom's Class - sponsored by Shapley's and hosted at Blenheim in SJC, CA!
Details on the Groom's Class, held week 12, during WEF and sponsored by Shapley's!
Some fun behind the scenes of the Dressage Affaire 2015 Groom's Class from Del Mar, CA.
There comes a time when what you do with horses is stale! How I opened my mind and tried some new stuff out with horses.
A quick rundown of what it's like to be a Groom at a dressage show! Busy.
A short and awesome piece about my time at the Western States Horse Expo, talking horses, grooming, ice, and generally having a great time!
Sure, horses can teach you to ride. They can also teach you the world. (Too cheesy?)
A small treatise on why I like to exercise away from the barn, despite how much exercise I get at the barn.
Everyone has "those horses" that have taught valuable lessons - here's my list of horses that I'm grateful for!
I just couldn't escape horses when I was on vacation - in a very tropical place!
Some ideas on what distinguishes a Horseperson from someone who is not...
Some ideas on how you can get a job as a Groom - or any job in the horse industry!
Some trends I have seen for horse and tack lately - at the horse shows!
A handy list of all things good manners related to horses. Because bad manners in a horse = more Vet bill and ambulance rides.
Why you should become a professional horse Groom!
Why every horse can be a "horse of a lifetime".
Grooming horses is not an exact science, and sometimes it's not even art. We are all human, capable of mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes are ones to be learned from. Or laughed at!
What do you want to do with horses? I sat down and made a horse bucket list of all of the things that I want to do!
A sneak peek into my former days as a property manager of a horse barn.
Lots of behind the scenes at Shapley's WEF Groom's Class!
The inaugural year of the California Dreaming Productions is also the inaugural year of the Proequinegrooms.com Groom's award!
A small treatise on why I really like a dirty horse!
It's about time that we sponsored someone - and now I have! Meet Courtenay Fraser, a bootstrapper with eyes on WEG!
Just for fun, I put together a list of ten things to know about dating a Groom.
The top 18 New Year's Resolutions for Grooms.
Ideas on how to use your grooming education to further your horse industry career!
Ideas on what skills you should have down pat before you start a Grooming job!
When it comes to horses, are best and natural the same thing? I don't think so!
Great photos and summary from the Inaugural Groom's Class at the Del Mar International Dressage Show!
Details on the first every Pro Equine Grooms "Groom's Class".
Grooms can see horses come and go, grow and pass on. How do you memorialize and remember those horses that you have worked with?
How Grooms are starting to be recognized and honored at horse shows. Go Grooms!
How the creation and development of my own website, with your input, made a emergency situation smooth as silk.
Yes, fascinating stuff here. My thoughts on bling, wild colors, and zany patterns on you and your horse.
How we can imagine the cumulative steps needed for Grooms to develop bloom in their horses!
What you can expect to see in the horse show capital of the world - Wellington!
How Grooms and Farm Workers can keep themselves safe on the job.
Do horse Grooms need a bill or rights? Sure!
Can the performance horse world use the racing industry as an inspiration of services we can provide for the workers?
A tiny soap box rant about how Grooms can be honored at horse shows!
Another great resource for Grooms - the Equestrian Aid Foundation!
There is current debate on certification for Grooms - what are your thoughts?
Some things you should always do!
How does Pro Equine Grooms work?? What's the deal?
Some things about the Horse Industry are the most magical things on earth. Other things - they MUST CHANGE!!
What is the mission of ProEquineGrooms.com? And how can you help kick it up a notch??
Some food for thought before you accept a grooming job. Questions to ask your potential employer.
This is the start of a comprehensive job description for a Professional Groom.
Some things that Grooms have told me about their ideal employer!
What do Trainers and Employers want in a Professional Groom?
Would you like a Grooming job? Here are some ideas on how to get started.
Your job as a Groom - what to wear to work!
What are the Perks of being a Professional Equine Groom?
The wacky reasons why I started Pro Equine Grooms and what on earth took me so long!!
This section is sort of a personal account of my horse experiences, I've also thrown in some funny stuff (maybe) and more opinionated pieces. Anything you want me to write about? Drop me a line! firstname.lastname@example.org - I love to hear from you guys!