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Test anxiety? Nah. Not me. Tests are merely tools to prove what I know and of course, level up. cha-ching!  Long before gamifying was a “thing” my brain had decided that school and tests were the ultimate “check the box and upgrade my avatar” activity. The test and the school work didn’t need to be […] more

Best 100 mile advice (equine)

Once you get to the 100 mile distance there are no magic bullet-point lists to get you through your first 100 mile ride. Instead, getting advice from as many experienced people as possible and trying a little of “this” and a little of “that” is the recipe to a completion. Many years ago before facebook […] more

From the Files: One last look at being a vet student

When I was a vet student (mostly in my clinical year) I kept a notes on things for the blog – some of which I published immediately, and some that I knew I wanted to remember for “someday” but it wasn’t the right time to put up on the blog. Now, eight years out I’m […] more

The heart of the horse part 2

Find Part 1 here Turns out that the bots really hate <3 in the title…so my cutesy “The <3 of the horse” didn’t show up in part 1, so I guess I’lll dump the cutesy emoticon title and just use words. sigh. Why should you spend the money to get a cardio consult and go beyond […] more

Hitting the snooze button

The snooze button on my running is usually about 2 years. This is the third time I’ve taken a significant running break. I keep wondering: Do I miss running, or do I miss the person I was when I was running?  I think some of the nostalgia about hobbies that you have done in the past […] more

Coolest Ride and Tie 3×3

Guess what? Farley, me, and a friend did a ride and tie last weekend!   Let’s review the preparations leading up to this race, since I haven’t been posting about it on the blog. Oh. That’s because there weren’t any actual preparations. Look. When we decided to do this ride and tie June 3rd seemed […] more

The <3 of a Horse (part 1)

Recently I spent a lot of time writing and explaining horse hearts because of a case I helped with. It seems a shame to let all those words go to waste, so with a few changes and revisions I’ve decided to share a version of all that explaining here on the blog. Interlude: I guess […] more

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