Back in the saddle

If you would have told me two years ago that I’d be the exclusive writer for a biweekly equestrian blog, I’d have told you to tighten the reigns on your crazy thoughts.

The pig-tailed fifth grade me at horse camp would have been pumped.

The beast that follows me around all day with all kinds of curiosities (the distraction demon suitably known as my Erinyes) would have been overjoyed.

But I suppose that’s why I got a journalism degree in the first place — to learn and write about a million different subject areas. To go to the experts, and primary sources. People with real stories and real passion for their areas of expertise.

I’ll never stop learning.

So, 18 months later, here we are. I now know that there’s no place in the world like William Woods University’s distinguished equestrian programs. They’re a group of amazingly talented and truly intelligent people who are also completely down to earth, and great to talk to. They’re excited to share with me the outstanding things that are always going on: students who are pursuing equestrian to one day help veterans; National Championship-winning horses and students; a dedicated center for veterinary medicine; 100 percent career placement for their students.

Here are a few clips from the blog:

Selected posts:

February 1, 2017  –  Equestrian Career Spotlight: Horse Rescue

January 4, 2017  –  Q&A with Equestrian alum Leslie Potter

September 16, 2016  –  Equestrian Course Spotlight: Introduction to the Horse Industry

July 6, 2016  –  Communications Management in Equine Health

June 23, 2016  –  The Morgan: Strong will, beauty and a little serendipity

March 25, 2016  –  5 ‘Who-knew?’ Facts about: Western

March 25, 2016  –  5 ‘Who-knew?’ Facts about: Western

March 4, 2016  –  5 ‘Who-knew?’ Facts about: Dressage

January 22, 2016  –  Understanding horse communication

December 22, 2015  –  William Woods Equestrian Team brings home National Championship

November 3, 2015  –  ‘Catalysts for self-discovery’; Combining a love of horses with social work to do good

October 17, 2014  –  Off-saddle workouts to build in-saddle strength

I also work with William Woods University to write an American Sign Language blog. With Jordan Chepke, I write an Education blog and Undergraduate blog.

banner image by Ed Macko