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Showing Gold Coast

Hey hi hello loves! 3 months later and I have officially gotten my first horse show as a bionic woman (read: metal-fused collarbone awesomeness) under my belt! Pretty neat, huh? I just wanted to take some time today to reflect... Continue Reading →

The Olympics Are For Competition

As luck would have it, as I was gearing up to write a bunch of blog posts tonight my mom asked me if I had seen the post about how equestrian sports shouldn't be in the Olympics. Once I peeled... Continue Reading →

Moving Out / Moving Up

*This post was written prior to the announcement of surgery* As is tradition in the lives a recent graduate, change tends to happen all at once. Case in point: moving to a new place and simultaneously moving up a division!... Continue Reading →

No Pain, No Gain?

Everyone has a breaking point. Because of my high pain tolerance, it took me longer to break than others. Remember when I broke my collarbone? Eight months later, and something is amiss. I have the bulging deformity, sure. The stiffness... Continue Reading →


I've been trying to write this since I found out everything on Friday afternoon. It's Sunday night.  *Deep breath* So, Trooper isn't going to be at the barn anymore. He's not dead, GOD no. But there is a lot wrong... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong With Being Confident?

First thing's first: if you didn't sing Demi Lovato's "Confident" in your head when you read the title, do yourself a favor and go listen to that first. You're welcome. ANYway, lately I've been thinking about a little thing known... Continue Reading →

Small Brand Spotlight: That Hunter Style

Welcome to Small Brand Spotlight! Since I love finding out about new apparel and equestrian-themed brands, I thought it would be best to share the love with everyone else in a one-stop shop, if you will. Once a month I will... Continue Reading →

HITS Thermal: Week One

Just having gotten back from London and having to jump straight into the show season was intimidating, to say the least. Considering it was the first show I have competed in since breaking my collarbone, calling me a nervous wreck... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned From Horseback

*The following post is inspired by Cindy Hale from* Not going to lie, I was very nervous to get back in the saddle after traveling London for two weeks. Since I tend to overthink pretty much everything, I decided to... Continue Reading →

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