Just a quick, small brag to let you know that the folks at noticed my article, 20 Ways Horse Riding Becomes Life Itself, and enjoyed it enough to highlight it to the WordPress community.

The comment:

"We thought your recent list of 20 Ways Horse Riding Becomes Life Itself was a great read and think the rest of the community will agree -- we're really looking forward to the discussion that comes out of it.... I personally know little about horse riding, yet you kept my interest here and made it relatable to everyone. A nice job!"

Ever since I started with WordPress, I wondered if I'd ever get to be featured on Freshly Pressed, and now that it's happened, I'm proudly wearing the badge (on the right hand side of the blog)! This distinction is especially sweet knowing that it is being highlighted among a community of excellent writers in their own right!

HL Five Years
HL Bundle
HL Goal Setting
HL Book 3
HL Book 2
HL Book 1

The article has received much attention since it was published last Wednesday, already being viewed over 7,600 times (an average of over 1800 views per day)! That's a lot for a small-timer like me! I'm regularly awed by the readership this blog has developed and happy that it is serving my initial purpose of opening discussion around varied riding and "horse listening" topics.

Welcome to the "non-horsey" WordPress folks and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Congrats! I personally feel that this distinction is much more valid than some of the blogger “awards” that are handed out willy-nilly by people who have received the same reward with the condition that they nominate 10 other folks…always seemed like a blogger pyramid scheme to me! This one is worth it!

  2. You are right to be proud! So many of your blogs are so insightful. I always look forward to reading them.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well-deserved! I’ve looked forward to each and every one of your posts, and always find them informative and interesting. You may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the hits that you’ll get in the next few days, but it’s wonderful! YAY!

  4. I’m so happy for you! I read this every day and have taken away many good points in improving my riding skills.