Hello. My Name Is
I was a freelance writer who wrote, photographed, or edited for anyone I could talk into paying me. While my mainstay for 20+ years was equestrian journalism, I covered everything from Atrial Fibrillation to Zoos. I still do a bit of work, but my professional life quieted downed in 2008.
Because it is easy overlook mentioning the obvious, I am a white female, in my middle 50s, living in the Southeastern US.
I have two Thoroughbreds, Rodney and Milton, who live in the backyard. They are pasture ornaments at the moment. Mainly. The goal is for both to become competition horses. Meanwhile, I have been showing American Saddlebreds in the Academy division with Stepping Stone Farm. [Cast of Critters]
Rodney’s origin story [The Horse Next Door] Horse Illustrated
Rodney 2010 to 2014 [Our Story So Far]
Milton arrives August 2014 [Mail Order Horse]
Milton 2014 to 2016 [Where The Time Went]
[Looking Back, Rodney 2016]
[Looking Back, Milton 2016]
The Support Staff
Greg. Husband. Farmhand. Mechanic. Medical Advisor. Vet tech. Groundperson. Jump crew. Fence repairman. Driver. All-around awesome individual.
Rodney’s Saga is a daily blog is about my two horses, along with other horse-related activities in my life. The first post was December 22, 2011 [We begin. Again.]. June 4, 2016, was post #1600.
Expanded history. The blog began as a column, Back to Eventing, written for the USEA website. I wrote it for nine months before they changed their emphasis. I continued it on my own as Back to Riding. [Reposts]
As an experiment, I consolidated the monthly Back To Riding and weekly Facebook into the daily Rodney’s Saga for a year. Once the year was up, I kept going [Where Do We Go From Here?].
After that, the blog proceeded in snits and starts. I went away [Hiatus]. I came back [I’m Baaaaaack … With Camera]. I did well [Attitude Check]. I thought about stomping off again [Sine Die … Or Not]. I’ve pretty much been good to go since the 2014 Sine Die post. In 2016, I added self-improvement as a goal [Hello 2016!].
Props to Can I Have A Pony?: My Horsey Past for the idea of posting a link to the start. I love to read the first post of a blog. Making a direct link never occurred to me. That led to adding the rest of my blogging history posts, which I had cited in an email to a friend. Amazing how often thoughts that start as emails end up here. But I digress.
I have closed after 30 days as a spam control measure. Please feel free to comment on a unrelated later post or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. [Comment Policy]
12/31/17 – opened all comments as an experiment.
Unless I change my mind. Some schedule days are carved deeper into stone than others.
Monday. Rodney or Guest Post.
Wednesday. Saddle Seat. Started as a specific day November 2015 [First post Whither Now? Saddle Seat Version: Blogging]
Thursday. Driving. Started Summer 2016. [First post National Horse Brass Society 2016]
Friday. Photography. The rest of the week is photos for content. This is photos for art. [First post Texture]
Saturday. Writing. Storage. Whatever doesn’t fit on another day. State of the Blog post on the last Saturday.
Thank you for reading,
(Page updated 5/15/17)