Carly Kade’s Equestrian Author Spotlight

This past summer, at the American Horse Publications Equine Media Seminar, I met THE Carly Kade! In addition to being a fellow blogger, Carly is the author of the best selling In the Reins series along with a slew of other extraordinary accomplishments. Here’s a link to her web site where you can purchase her books and learn more, Carly Kade Creative.

Carly is energetic, friendly, and just plain FUN to be around! It was easy to develop an instant connection. That’s why I was so delighted when she invited me to be a part of the Equestrian Author series that she writes on her blog. Carly’s interview with me went live yesterday and I’m positively thrilled to include on it here today! I hope that you will give it a read and follow Carly today! Sound like fun? Then read on! Equestrian Author Spotlight: Hope Ellis-Ashburn

AHP Equine Industry Survey

00001I’m excited to use my blog as a venue to announce that the 2018 American Horse Publications Equine Industry Survey has launched! The information gathered as a result of this survey can benefit all of us who are involved in the equine community. AHP’s official press release regarding the survey can be found here AHP Equine Industry Survey Press Release. Want to take the survey as I did? You are eligible if you own at least one horse, are over the age of eighteen, and live in the United States. Here’s the link AHP Survey. I promise it won’t take more than a few minutes of your time. Happy surveying and happy riding!


Trail Riding the Milky Way

Here’s a link to my latest EQUUS article to publish on-line. It was originally featured in the October 2017 print edition. I have so many fond memories of this place. One of my jobs when I worked at an Arabian horse farm here was to bring in one or two of the mares from the mare band per day and give them a thorough grooming. To this day, whenever I groom a horse, I still think about that. Give it a read and let me know what you think! Continue reading

This Old Chair

This Old Chair

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on a break from my blog. I’ve been feeling a bit contemplative and wondering whether or not I should I continue it and if so, going forward, in what form.  By the simple fact that I’m once again posting, you’ve probably correctly guessed that I’ve decided to return for 2018. This year, however, will be full of happy changes. Continue reading

Harrison Fisher: Family artifacts lead to an interesting discovery


Harrison FisherA little over six weeks ago my family and I moved. After seventeen years at the same residence, the move was a culmination of a three-year project to completely remodel my husband’s grandparent’s farmhouse. Our “new” home will actually be celebrating its ninety-first birthday in 2018. Continue reading