Lake Boating

July 24, 2023

Weather has been pretty hot and wet recently, and opportunities to get out and ride have been sketchy. This past weekend was pretty pleasant, however. We took advantage of it to visit a couple parks. Saturday we went to Black Moshannon and hiked some of the Allegheny Front Trail. Sunday we took a road trip […]

Big Thing Follows Me Home… Again

January 5, 2023

For some reason, large pieces of machinery just love to follow me home. In December 2022, it was a 9000 pound late-model VMC (vertical machining center) from a defense contractor’s large machine shop. The bearings failed in its spindle motor and they swapped some control parts with another machine. Sometimes I wonder what regular people […]

Great White North

January 1, 2023

The other day I heard Bob & Doug McKenzie’s silly song “12 Days of Christmas” (1982!) and then soon after heard an interview with Al Yankovic. That juxtaposition made me realize I needed a spot for great accordion songs AND Canadian talent. So here it is… Helpless What could be better than a Canadian songwriter […]

Four Foot Videos

December 18, 2022

This is a collection of my favorite music videos that feature equids… I’ve tried to avoid the mainstream crap that people try to pass off as music anymore; these are perhaps a bit offbeat! Sorry about using spewtube links (it’s a monopoly, you know). Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett is one of the coolest dudes ever. […]

Rider at Maryland Five Star cross country

October Perfection!

October 16, 2022

I’m not a huge fan of fall due to its proximity to winter, but if you have perfect weather and combine it with beautiful countryside, good seafood, a nice locally brewed Stout, great friends, and lots of leaping horses, what do you have? Maryland 5 Star Cross Country day! Last year I missed the inaugural […]

Much Better than Fair!

September 25, 2022

One of my favorite places on earth is “Fair Hill” park in northeastern Maryland. Technically “Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area” this 6000+ acres of rolling countryside was assembled by William duPont, Jr. in the 20th century so he had adequate space to foxhunt and train racehorses. The state thankfully purchased it from his estate, […]

Something About Devon

August 1, 2022

In 2013 and 2014, after several years helping others prepare for and compete in the Devon Carriage Marathon, it was time for me to give it a shot. Held outside Philadelphia on “the Main Line” for more than 125 years, Devon is among the oldest and largest horse shows in the USA, and certainly one […]

Twice the Fun at Morven Park

July 25, 2022

In 2016 I had the amazing experience of showing both father and son at Morven Park in Leesburg VA. Friends Caroline and Bill were invaluable in making it possible to show both a stallion and a green youngster at a two-day show! The show even helped us out by rearranging the schedule so we could […]

Like father, like son

July 25, 2022

Sometimes you just gotta carry on those family traditions!

Sunday Drives

July 25, 2022

A sampling from my ancient history… There’s really nothing better than a gravel road or wide open fields for relaxing with your friends on a beautiful morning.