5 years

Somehow I blinked and five years scattered along their merry way... and it turns out that five years ago, I gulped down the inevitable frog-in-my-throat nervousness and hit "publish" for the very first time.

Little did I know, as the sweat subsided (just because of that little publish button), that I would not only be writing consistently, at least once a week for five years, but that people would actually READ what I wrote, comment, and become part of this community that has become Horse Listening.

Little did I know that step by tiny step, word after word... I'd work my way to writing and self-publishing books, getting published by equine magazines, having my own column in The Rider, an equine magazine that I'd been reading for over a decade, and even getting a moment of air time on one of my favorite online horse radios, the Dressage Radio Show (click here to listen if you like).

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

It sure has been an amazing "wild ride"!

In celebration, I've prepared something that I hope you'll enjoy. I've put together an ebook of 20 of the most popular articles from the site to date, and would like to share the digital version exclusively with you for a reduced "anniversary" price of $5.00. The paperback version is also available if you'd rather have something you can hold in your hands. Click here to learn more.

Thank you for reading, commenting, liking, sharing, and emailing - this blog would never be what it is without your kind words, shared expertise and encouragement.


  1. I have been following your blog. Your articles are very well written and explain much information. It is very much like my teaching and the solid teaching of my teachers, Anne Gribbons, Raul de Leon and Gordon Wright. I share your articles and have purchased your books to share with my students. SO many do not realize how important reading is to learning to be a partner and better more feeling rider. Keep it up, Please!!!!!