Polo, simplified

Until you are in a sport, it’s far too easy to simplify it to ridiculousness. We’ve talked about this before. Dressage is more than w/t/c perfect circles. Jumping is more than aiming your horse at the fence and getting a good release of your hands with your bum in the air, and let’s not even […] more

I don’t have words

I feel like I’ve lived a year in the last week. There were a lot of firsts. Friday was my first polo game. It was also my first time playing on grass. Arena and grass are the same and different. Longer checkers (the “periods” of a polo game), more players on the field and the […] more

The Tack Room Purge of 2021

Over ten years had passed since I last purged and cleaned the tack room. Ten years is a long time. But not quite long enough to forget what happened during the last Great Purge of 2011. I will never quite forgive myself for selling my favorite endurance saddle in some misguided attempt to pare down. […] more


Have you ever wanted to say three things all at once and didn’t know where to start? That’s exactly where I am this morning. Should I start with “She was happiest in movement,” and then write an Ode to Tess, transition to why I’m losing ML, and finally tie both of those losses together with […] more

A birthday chicken recipe

In the spirit of the day I’m going to share with you a chicken recipe I’ve been making the last couple of months. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s delicious, and it’s unfussy. It’s good enough for company, cheap enough for the tight weeks, and perfect for when your sink if full of dishes and you […] more

How to stay out of the (animal) ER on Xmas

…Or really, any holiday. Keep the treats out of reach. Chocolate, raisins, alcohol, edibles. These may be the shining stars of the season for however you choose to celebrate the holidays, but they are not going to end well for Fido and Fluffy. I know it’s busy and stressful. This is the time of year […] more

The Birthday Plan

Birthdays are weird. I get the excitement of the first couple of birthdays. Hooray! You beat the infant mortality statistic that up until the modern age would have resulted in an early and probable nasty death. Congratulations! You are now an adult at whatever coming-of-age cultural ceremony floats your boat. But now, in the no-man’s […] more

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