Hello! Thanks for stopping by. If you’re wondering what Saddle Seeks Horse is about (and what’s up with the name), wonder no longer.
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. I blog what I’m currently learning in my day-to-day riding life such as
- EOTRH is a tooth and gum disease that is becoming more and more common in horses
- Fitbits work pretty well for tracking exercise in the saddle except for this one thing
- Reasons off-track Thoroughbreds are so awesome
or meeting cool people based on my freelance writing.
And then there are the fun giveaways and sponsored posts (drop me an email if you have a product or service you want help promoting Susan@SaddleSeeksHorse.com).
The Cast of Saddle Seeks Horse
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. This is us at a show last year at Galway Downs. I was having major anxiety in the arena since I showed a lot when I was in my early 20s, but that was a long time ago!
The Rider (that’s me)
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’m pleased to say our latest accomplishment is keeping the dogs from storming our garden with about 15 tomato plants. If our garden fencing of old ski poles, chicken wire and zip ties holds, we will have tomatoes and zucchini galore this summer.
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 is 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).
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Drop me a line if I can enable or encourage your horse addiction. That’s what I’m here for.