Category Archives: All RHD News

The Return to LRK3DE: Thanks, Fam

If you’ve never seen Steve Harvey’s video “Jump” do yourself a favor and take 5 minutes to watch this. After the Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event didn’t run in 2020 due to Covid-19 and it ran without spectators in 2021, I wondered if I would be able to make it back to the Kentucky Horse […]

Good Friends, Good Ponies, and the Goodest Good Friday

Regular readers of this blog will remember my good friend Beth as being one of my favorite eventing buddies. She’s been with me since day one and has always been one of my biggest supporters. A few days ago, Beth mentioned she was coming out to Aiken for a schooling show at Jumping Branch Farm. […]

2-Year Update: Choices, Chances, and Changes

Well, it’s been roughly two years since my last blog post… there have been a ton of changes since then, but, honestly, I just haven’t had the emotional energy to bother writing about it all. If I’m ever going to write about JJ again here, though, I need to address what’s happened in between. After […]

MRI Results: We’re Sitting Out the Season

JJ at the UGA Vet Hospital

Well, JJ’s mystery lameness is no longer a mystery – we have a diagnosis! It’s not the best news, but it definitely isn’t terrible, and it certainly could be a lot worse, so I’m grateful that it is what it is and that I’m able to finally get him the help he needs. :) We […]

Looking at Lineage: JJ’s Famous Family

Baby JJ Spot APHA Paint Horse Gelding

After several months (and several thousand dollars) of vet visits with no diagnosis to explain his recent mystery lameness, I made the decision to put JJ on 30 days of stall rest. That has now come and gone, and he was neither better nor worse at the end of it. Currently, we’re waiting for an […]

Coronavirus Stall Rest Champions

Coronavirus Stall Rest Champion t-shirt

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 Still hunting for what could be causing JJ’s mystery lameness (since late February, and it’s almost May now – ugh!) I kept going. This is where I start to get a little upset… please remember that there are always two sides to every story – and I’m sure the […]

Lamest Quarantine Ever: Good Timing for Bad News

coffin joint injections

After the crazy situation that caused me to fall off on cross country at our last Horse Trials, and being snowed-out of the schooling show that followed, I was determined to get to another event and put the bad juju behind us. I registered us for a horse trials at Chattahoochee Hills, but the weather […]

S[no]w Show: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

snow forecast for Atlanta in February 2020

“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double.” -The Clash The Clash is one of my favorite old punk rock bands, and their song “Should I Stay or Should I Go” perfectly represented how I felt about the my next […]

Stable View Déjà Vu

Novice eventing at Stable View in Aiken, SC

Last January, we ran our first ever Novice 3-phase at Stable View in Aiken, SC and it was absolutely freezing cold. The high was in the low 30*s and I remember being so miserable that I told myself I was not doing that Horse Trials again. Nope. Not ever. No thank you. …Then Stable View […]