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Humans of the horse world: Meribeth White

Humans of the horse world: Meribeth White

For this career groom, the goal has always been simple: Keep the horses happy so they can be their best in and out of the ring. In her 43 years in the barn aisle, Meribeth has taken horses to the ring for Olympians and cared for top hunters. She knows the difference between a rider and a horseman, and--although she doesn’t see it this way--she’s among the seasoned, expert grooms industry professionals lament are a dying breed.

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Humans of the Horse World: Courtney King Dye

Humans of the Horse World: Courtney King Dye

As a horsewoman and a mother myself, one blogger who has resonated with me lately is Courtney King Dye. Yep--Courtney, the 2008 Olympian and icon in the dressage world,  writes a wonderful blog  about her life as an equestrian, mother, and wife. In 2010, the trajectory of Courtney's involement in the sport changed dramatically when she fell from a horse and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Since her recovery, she

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Humans Of The Horse World: Tell Me A Story

Humans Of The Horse World: Tell Me A Story

Stephanie Riggio Bulger, July 2016    Horse people are great storytellers. The more years I spend in the barn and around the show grounds– 27 and counting – the more certain of this fact I become. It’s in our DNA. I couldn’t tell you what I ate for breakfast this morning, but I can describe, stride for stride, my winning trips from the Pennsylvania National Horse show in 2007. Becoming a mother has put me in a reflective mood.

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