Repost, BTE 8 of 9: Spring Fitness

Continuing to repost the entries from my previous monthly blogs Back To Eventing and Back To Riding. This was originally posted on the USEA website Tue, 2011-04-19, archived here. Illustration by Jean Abernethy. At this point in the column, the rot had started to set in. It’s was becoming more obvious that I would notContinue reading “Repost, BTE 8 of 9: Spring Fitness”

Repost, BTE 7 of 9: Getting to Know You

Continuing to repost the entries from my previous monthly blogs Back To Eventing and Back To Riding. This was originally posted on the USEA website Mon, 2011-02-28, archived here. Illustration by Jean Abernethy. Back To Eventing: Getting to Know You (A continuing series on a rider’s return to eventing with her new horse.) As ofContinue reading “Repost, BTE 7 of 9: Getting to Know You”

Repost, BTE 2 of 9: The Cast Assembles

Over time, I will be reposting the entries from my previous monthly blogs Back To Eventing and Back To Riding. This was originally posted on the USEA website Tue, 2010-09-21, archived here. Back To Eventing: The Cast Assembles (The author recounts her return to eventing after 20+ years away.) “But probably, if I had toContinue reading “Repost, BTE 2 of 9: The Cast Assembles”

Repost, BTE 1 of 9: How I Won the Training Level AEC

Saturday has turned into my admin day, when I don’t have a Show Today post. Over time, I will be reposting the entries from my previous monthly blogs Back To Eventing and Back To Riding. You can catch ’em if you missed ’em the first time. I can include them in the Rodney’s Saga searchContinue reading “Repost, BTE 1 of 9: How I Won the Training Level AEC”

Guest Post: Amber Heintzberger, co-author of Modern Eventing, on Babies & Books

I have not read this book. I do not plan to read this book. It’s too depressing to read about Eventing when the closest I get to a cross-country course is the pictures in the book. Maybe some day. Meanwhile, Phillip Dutton is an accomplished rider and Amber Heintzberger is an accomplished writer. I haveContinue reading “Guest Post: Amber Heintzberger, co-author of Modern Eventing, on Babies & Books”

Spectators as Riders

In a recent post, Librarian_Meets_Horse discusses his fence judge debut. While Mr. H is a newly-minted rider, from what I have read, folks in the UK will fence judge as a hobby without any interest in climbing aboard a horse. Ditto spectators. This matches with a conversation fragment I overheard at Rolex one year. IContinue reading “Spectators as Riders”