Riding and writing have revealed to me that there is more to life than what we see and scientifically can be explained. I write about my experience with horses, people, my rural roots, and my passion for the inner-city of Kansas City, whose residents remind me so poignantly and comfortingly of the people I grew up with in the country.
I enjoy sharing ideas with my fellow riders about saddle fit, long-distance riding, and the human-horse bond. After assisting riders with saddle-fit problems, that ultimately were resolved by a change in approach (more than 25,000 saddle customers), I have some insights. There is no saddle-fit panacea, but there is much that most of us can learn about the absurdity of strapping a rigid object on the complex, dynamic structure of a moving horse's back. I hope you will contact me with your saddling concerns. As long as I can, and with as much time as I can offer, I will respond with my advice for you in the evenings and weekends, when I am not working as a business consultant and writer. I will respond directly and turn your questions into blogs and social media posts. Together, I know we will make discoveries that can help many horses and riders
If I could, I would name my book about my recent solo horseback trek, The United States of Kindness, but everybody groans and rolls their eyes when I mention it. Nevertheless, I know it to be true. There are very many more good people than bad in the world, if only we would climb out of our "autobubbles," knock on a door, and ask a stranger for a bucket of water for our horse. Through newsletters, blogs, emails, and social media, I explore this theme, which so often is repeated by adventurers around the world. "There are so many good people out there," they invariably say, dispelling the cliche, "There are a lot of crazies out there." I am researching and writing about the healing, horse-human connection, and do my best to open minds to the idea that the same healing connection is available between you and me and strangers--if we just know it.