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!
Treat your horse to all that he "needs" when you get your tax return back!
Even if all you do is show up and ride, it's important to have some ideas of how your horse is taken care. At the very least, know where to find the information in case of an emergency!
It's good to get out of your "horse box" so to speak, and trying new disciplines is a great way to do that!
A tidy little summary of all of the life lessons that 2015 has taught me.
Do you know if you are a naughty or nice horse owner? Some things you can do to move over to the nice column.
A brief synopsis of a few days spent at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts!
My holiday wish list for 2015! Perfect for all of the horse lovers in your life.
Years ago, I gave up grooming to start writing. About grooming. Years later, I'm back in the cross ties much wiser and much creakier.
The step by step way that I was able to replace fear with confidence in my horse!
A look at how the iconic WIHS runs!
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!
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!
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!
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 we can imagine the cumulative steps needed for Grooms to develop bloom in their horses!
Can the performance horse world use the racing industry as an inspiration of services we can provide for the workers?
Another great resource for Grooms - the Equestrian Aid Foundation!
There is current debate on certification for Grooms - what are your thoughts?
Some things about the Horse Industry are the most magical things on earth. Other things - they MUST CHANGE!!
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!
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!!