This is my blog.  (Not a very exciting statement, but you get the point!)


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! - I love to hear from you guys!




Top Twelve-ish Holiday Gift Ideas for the Horse Person in Your Life!

My holiday wish list for 2015! Perfect for all of the horse lovers in your life.

On Grooming Now - How Grooming Has Evolved For Me

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.

How I *Mostly* Clicked The Spook Out of My Horse

The step by step way that I was able to replace fear with confidence in my horse!

The Washington International Horse Show - BTS!

A look at how the iconic WIHS runs!

My Anti Horse Person Troll Re-Illusionment Plan

Sometimes, when the internet trolls get you down, you just gotta put on your big girl panties and deal.

Part Three of the Cross Country Move - Delays and Water Hazards

My journey across the country with horses continues, as we travel by truck and trailer to West Virginia! Almost there!

On Cell Phones and Horses

The benefits, and very subtle, downsides to the cell phone when you are around horses.

Ten Ways to Have FUN at the Barn!

Some ways to break up the long, hard, hot (or cold) work day!

What I Learned Flying with Horses!

Part two of the "How I Moved Two Horses Across the Country" picks up at the airport!

How to Move Two Horses Across the Country!

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!

The Training Scale - In the Saddle and On the Ground

I chat with a fancy dressage trainer about how the Training Scale applies to all horses and can solve all problems.

Horses are a Privilege!

Gut check time - sometimes, you need a reminder about how awesome horses are and how lucky we are to be in their lives!

What Exercise Has Taught Me About Horses!

There's a lot that your own exercise routine can teach you about horses!

The Blenheim Equisport's Groom's Class - April 2015

Behind the scenes at the Groom's Class - sponsored by Shapley's and hosted at Blenheim in SJC, CA!

The WEF 2015 Groom's Class

Details on the Groom's Class, held week 12, during WEF and sponsored by Shapley's!

The Dressage Affaire 2015 Groom's Class

Some fun behind the scenes of the Dressage Affaire 2015 Groom's Class from Del Mar, CA.

Getting Out Of The Box - how this worked for me and my horses!

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 Typical Horse Show Day

A quick rundown of what it's like to be a Groom at a dressage show! Busy.

The Western States Horse Expo 2015 - Shenanigans and Tomfoolery!

A short and awesome piece about my time at the Western States Horse Expo, talking horses, grooming, ice, and generally having a great time!

The Top Ten-ish Things That Horse Have Taught Me

Sure, horses can teach you to ride. They can also teach you the world. (Too cheesy?)

Why I EAFTB. (Exercise Away From The Barn.)

A small treatise on why I like to exercise away from the barn, despite how much exercise I get at the barn.

Being Thankful For the Horses in Your Life

Everyone has "those horses" that have taught valuable lessons - here's my list of horses that I'm grateful for!

A Tropical Vacation - With Horses!

I just couldn't escape horses when I was on vacation - in a very tropical place!

What makes a horse person a HORSEPERSON?

Some ideas on what distinguishes a Horseperson from someone who is not...

How You Get a Job as a Groom?

Some ideas on how you can get a job as a Groom - or any job in the horse industry!

Seen at the Horse Show - Bye, Bye Tradition!

Some trends I have seen for horse and tack lately - at the horse shows!

Is Your Horse Missing Some Manners?

A handy list of all things good manners related to horses. Because bad manners in a horse = more Vet bill and ambulance rides.

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Groom!

Why you should become a professional horse Groom!

The "Horse of a Lifetime" MYTH

Why every horse can be a "horse of a lifetime".

My Top Ten Grooming Blunders

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!

My Horse Bucket List

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!

My Previous Life as a Horse Property Manager

A sneak peek into my former days as a property manager of a horse barn.

Groom's Class Recap - WEF Week 12

Lots of behind the scenes at Shapley's WEF Groom's Class!

Groom's Award Recap - SJC CDI from California Dreaming Productions

The inaugural year of the California Dreaming Productions is also the inaugural year of the Groom's award!

Sometimes I Really Love a Dirty Horse!

A small treatise on why I really like a dirty horse!

Pro Equine Grooms has a Sponsored Rider!

It's about time that we sponsored someone - and now I have! Meet Courtenay Fraser, a bootstrapper with eyes on WEG!

Ten Things You Need to Know About Dating a Groom!

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

The top 18 New Year's Resolutions for Grooms.

Where Grooming Can Take You!

Ideas on how to use your grooming education to further your horse industry career!

On the Job Training vs. Skills You Already Have

Ideas on what skills you should have down pat before you start a Grooming job!

The Best vs. Natural Conundrum - are they the same? I say no.

When it comes to horses, are best and natural the same thing? I don't think so!

Groom's Class Recap

Great photos and summary from the Inaugural Groom's Class at the Del Mar International Dressage Show!

The Big Surprise - a Pro Equine Grooms "Groom's Class"

Details on the first every Pro Equine Grooms "Groom's Class".

How do You Memorialize your Horse?

Grooms can see horses come and go, grow and pass on. How do you memorialize and remember those horses that you have worked with?

It's Working! Grooms are Getting Some Major Attention!

How Grooms are starting to be recognized and honored at horse shows. Go Grooms!

Poop Watch 2013 and How Pro Equine Grooms Readers are Awesome

How the creation and development of my own website, with your input, made a emergency situation smooth as silk.

My thoughts on Bling.

Yes, fascinating stuff here. My thoughts on bling, wild colors, and zany patterns on you and your horse.

The Grooming Scale

How we can imagine the cumulative steps needed for Grooms to develop bloom in their horses!

My Adventures in Wellington

What you can expect to see in the horse show capital of the world - Wellington!

Keep Yourself Safe as a Groom

How Grooms and Farm Workers can keep themselves safe on the job.

Grooms Bill of Rights

Do horse Grooms need a bill or rights? Sure!

Can the Racing Industry Set the Standard for Grooms?

Can the performance horse world use the racing industry as an inspiration of services we can provide for the workers?

Let's Honor Grooms at Shows!

A tiny soap box rant about how Grooms can be honored at horse shows!

The Equestrian Aid Foundation

Another great resource for Grooms - the Equestrian Aid Foundation!

Should Grooms be Certified?

There is current debate on certification for Grooms - what are your thoughts?

The "Always" List

Some things you should always do!

How We Roll.

How does Pro Equine Grooms work?? What's the deal?

Stirring up the Pot - Who's Game?

Some things about the Horse Industry are the most magical things on earth. Other things - they MUST CHANGE!!

The Mission - Kicked up a bit

What is the mission of And how can you help kick it up a notch??

Before you accept a grooming job...

Some food for thought before you accept a grooming job. Questions to ask your potential employer.

A Groom's Job Description

This is the start of a comprehensive job description for a Professional Groom.

What Grooms Want in an Employer

Some things that Grooms have told me about their ideal employer!

What Trainers want in a Professional Groom

What do Trainers and Employers want in a Professional Groom?

How to Find a Grooming Job (besides here!!)

Would you like a Grooming job? Here are some ideas on how to get started.

What to Wear to Work

Your job as a Groom - what to wear to work!

Perks of the Job

What are the Perks of being a Professional Equine Groom?

Grooming Necessities

What is Professional?

WHY did I do this?

The wacky reasons why I started Pro Equine Grooms and what on earth took me so long!!

Let's Get More Specific

A Day in the Life...