Juggling my horse lifestyle, a full-time job, long Los Angeles commute, and home life with two large dogs, a fixer house, and a horse husband with myriad hobbies is a challenge.
Introducing the Characters:
My retired racehorse Tiz A Knight is a remarkable partner, and as anyone who loves horses knows, he’s expensive, time-consuming, and totally possesses my heart. He has had frequent ulcers and also has early stage EOTRH.
The Rider (that’s me)
Instead of sashaying through life as an impeccably dressed Polo model, I am the horse lady with arena grit on my always dusty boots and hay in my purse, hat head exemplified by a red horizontal line across my forehead. When I’m not at home or the barn, I’m probably in my classroom teaching middle school history.
The House (and Dogs)
My dogs own our house which is a real damper when it comes to keeping things pretty and clean in our 1980s fixer. Our Golden Retriever is hairy and lovable and our Doberman has an advanced sense of humor and is a cuddlebug.
I married a wonderful, yet wacky man who hopes to one day jump a fence on horseback. For now he’s doing mountain bike races (when he’s not in his classroom) and is a member of a competitive swing dance team.
Why The Name Saddle Seeks Horse?
I bought a new saddle for my 23-year old Thoroughbred gelding I had owned for 16 years a week before my wedding in 2010. It was my last big splurge as a single gal. I didn’t want my future groom to nix the purchase; sometimes horse husbands just don’t get it. Sadly, just a few months into my new marriage, I lost my heart horse to colic. My new saddle hung in my garage for years while I regrouped as a new wife (I married in my late 30s), LA commuter, and house poor home owner. Finally, in 2014 I began horse shopping again. My saddle was seeking a new horse. The rigors of horse shopping reminded me of the journey to find and meet my hubby, so I began to write and this blog was born. Saddle Seeks Horse.
I write for Sidelines magazine and Horse Illustrated (which was super cool since I grew up reading that magazine). I have to confess, however, that I like writing emails to send out to my followers even more than freelancing (it’s just more personal). If you want to be join in the horsey communication loop, sign up for my email list here.
Saddle Seeks Horse on Social Media
- For the Twitter-obsessed @SaddlSeeksHorse.
- For the Facebook-addicted Saddle Seeks Horse page.
- If Instagram’s your jam @SaddleSeeksHorse
Drop me a line if I can enable or encourage your horse addiction.