It’s getting ugly out there! There’s a battle raging on social media, and at the heart of it is the equestrian pursuit that I love. On the one side you have the “Dressage is horrible! I’d never do that to my horse!” On the other is the “It’s only a moment in time! And besides, … More Dressage Wars
I was thirteen. I’d just gotten my own horse, and was embarking on the path to competing in three-day eventing. A group of adults I’d ridden with for a few years invited me to go and watch one of the few large events in our state. Aside from loving the sport, I was excited to … More Actors and Directors
I’ve been pondering the question of cruelty a lot lately. There certainly is more than enough cruelty in the world. But if you go by the internet, you would be hard pressed to find anything that we do with horses that isn’t considered cruel. Bits, shoes, blankets, stalls, clipping … even riding has been called cruel … More What is “cruel”?