As we go through this crazy time of quarantines, social distancing and stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, I've done a bit mindless scrolling through Facebook and other social media platforms, as I'm sure most of us have. I saw a friend repost this and it really resonated with me:
WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT.
I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it's not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.
Life is hard. Why make it harder by comparing yourself to others?
Canadian adult amateur jumper rider Sierra Mark competes her 17 year-old mare Heat Wave 3E, whom she's brought along herself, in the 1.40-1.45m grand prixs and the High Amateur Jumpers. Learn more about her, what she struggles with most as an adult amateur rider and being #AdultAmmyStrong means to her.
I asked around on social media for the best advice ever received from a trainer. I've heard quite a few of these in some iteration, a few I've never heard but will take it to heart – next time I'm on a horse whenever that may be! ok, whining over – and others, well...it's best if you just read for yourself.
Tessa Ting balances her time in the saddle competing her two mounts, 10-year old OTTB Briyonce and 13 year-old Hanoverian X TB Lady Amalthea in the 1.0-1.10m jumpers and her full-time job as a respiratory therapist at a hospital. Tessa is on the front lines helping patients fight COVID-19 and is always on standby to head in to the hospital.
Learn how she balances work, riding and showing and what being #AdultAmmyStrong means to her.
In this unprecedented and crazy time, our daily lives have changed and many people are working from home. I work remotely as a full-time job and here are my five tips to help you be productive and working more efficiently from home.
These are definitely uncertain and unprecedented times. With an ever-changing landscape that is providing more questions than answers, it is my hope that now, more than ever, the equestrian community supports each other in any way possible. Many horse shows have been canceled and more making announcements every day, the equestrian community should come together to help ensure the health of the industry and sport we all love.
Laurie Berglie, or as many of you know her as @MarylandEquestrian, happily answered some questions about her equestrian side, but also her life as a writer. Learn about how she got to be a published author, where she gets her inspiration from, the best advice she's been given and what being #AdultAmmyStrong means to her.
We sat down with Southern Florida-based amateur hunter rider Laura Swanstrom Reece and discussed her life-riding balance, her gorgeous horse Dani and what being #AdultAmmyStrong means to her.
All horses go to heaven. No longer in pain or feeble, they wait for us at the rainbow bridge. We see them as they once were - strong, healthy and at peace.
But before I go further, I need to take a step back. To remember. To relive.
For the first time in a while, I've found myself officially horseless. I don't own or lease. And it's totally weird. I feel unmotivated and sad.