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“Love the horse first, and the sport second”

As equestrians, we spend a lot of time justifying our sport to other people. The fact that it is in the Olympics doesn’t even seem to matter some ...

Herd Member | Justin Darracott

Hi Herd, my name is Justin Darracott. I'm a dressage rider and trainer based out of Wisconsin with Olympic dreams. I am also a member of the LGBTQ...

Proud of My Stripes

Hi everyone, my name is Rae (@fourthtimesequestrian on Instagram) and today, in honor of pride month, I want to share my stripes with you.A quote ...

Showing Our Rainbow Stripes: What Pride Month is About

BY JESS CLAWSON If you’re paying attention to social media at all, you’ll see a variety of pride flags all over the place this month, including t...

On Being Trans

Herd member Asher Woodbury joins us to share his story: I lived a very sheltered life growing up, most of the things other kids knew about was a ...

An Ode to the Barn Dog

Photo by Carmen Jacobson Photography   We have spent some time over the last few months highlighting the significance that a heart horse can play ...

Heart Horse | The Horse I Need

When we started the heart horse blog series, I did not have any intention to write about my horse, Wyatt. I absolutely adore him, but he doesn’t f...

Heart Horse | Maggie and Chaco

What is a heart horse, exactly? It’s hard to explain. It’s the kind of thing you have to experience for yourself in order to truly understand it. ...

Endometriosis Awareness Month 2021

Hey Herd, Allie here. We are three weeks into Endometriosis Awareness Month, something very near and dear to my heart. Six months ago, after about...

Herd Member | Brooke Demeter

I always struggled with heavy periods, but so did my mom. I didn’t think anything of it because of how similar our symptoms were. Anytime I brough...

Heart Horse | Allie and Josh

A few weeks ago, Forest came across a TikTok about heart horses and shared it with me. Having both lost our heart horses in 2020, the topic is ver...

Herd Member | Lauren Englebert

From Fearing to Living… In January 2020, leaving an EEG table in St. Paul, MN with the words "seizure free", I began to live again. These were the...