Riding and writing have revealed to me that there is more to life than what we see and what 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 drink of water. 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. These treks dispel the myth that there are a lot of crazies out there. I am researching and writing about the healing, horse-human connection and will 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.