Chisholm Challenge – The Aftermath

By now, everyone – horses, riders, and volunteers – has had a chance to rest. Some of the riders and volunteers have been riding to exercise the horses, re-live Chisholm Challenge, and sooth their soul. Tomorrow will be the New Hope awards ceremony at lunch with – you guessed it – pizza. At the equitation […]

A Horse is a Horse Except When It’s Not

Now that I have your attention, I’ll explain what I mean. No, I don’t mean that at any time, a horse is not a horse. That is not in my bailiwick. I mean that every horse is different – like almost everything on the planet. Or I could say that horses are human, too. Which […]

Chisholm Challenge – Final Day

A tired group of volunteers waiting for the final Chisholm Challenge events after packing everything up to return to New Hope. Tucker is competing in barrels and pole bending. Then it’s time to load Gabby and the final group of horses in the trailer before heading back to Argyle. It’s been an eventful, successful, and […]

How donations make riding possible

Darren had a stroke in utero that resulted in many physical and developmental challenges, as well as cognitive and emotional disabilities. Darren didn’t feel like he had anything to be proud of and share with his extended family. His siblings and cousins had sports and other activities growing up but Darren was always left out […]