The Will to Power < 2012 Style

The opposite of love is not hate, according to Carl Jung, but the will to power. This concept reasserts itself on an annual basis, likely because it has to do with being assertive as opposed to aggressive. This post was in reaction to an earlier post about a power struggle with Maverick back in 2007; in …

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The Best Hour in Ages

As I gaze longingly out the window right now, the sun is shining and I don't have my lesson until much later. SIGH. This is the perfect weather for a lesson: sun, blue skies, cool temps. I have long been obsessed with the weather, but since taking up horseriding it has leveled waaaay up.  Not …

ICYMI: How Horse Riding Helps Addiction Treatment & Recovery via addictionblog.org

I was honoured to contribute to the great work that Addiction Blog are doing in providing touchstones and resources to everyone contending with all manner of addictive behaviours. Here's a link to the article, which has had many eyeballs rest upon it! *** Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is …

Klaxon! Book Signing in NYC in May

w00t! I'll just pin this *here* 🙂 Register your interest on Manhattan Saddlery's Facebook page! *** Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is AVAILABLE NOW. Preorder your copy today: > In the US, click on over to Trafalgar Square Books’ site. > In the UK and Europe, visit Quiller Publishing’s page.

No Pictures, No Ribbons, No Nothing — But a Really Good Round

Hmmm, can't immediately recall when this was (too lazy to for a trawl through the posts), but it's a while ago — cannot imagine getting Cathal round a course of 80s at this stage... *** We didn't jump on Tuesday, and we didn't jump on Saturday, and I woke up on Sunday wondering, Do I …

It’s Officially Official! Many Brave Fools Is Live!

Early on in the book (not really much of a spoiler), I recount my first day on the yard, a neophyte, unsure of where I should be or what I should be doing. I was so intimidated by the whole taking-a-horseback-riding-lesson thing that I wandered around in a daze. I spotted a clutch of girls …