Your content is unique and so so rich. I love the historic perspective that encompasses Europe but also the western tradition. C.L.

Wonderful, beautifully written and I love the overall understated elegance of the web site. T.K.M.

Your articles are amazing, I’ve not seen many articles of this quality in the equestrian field. Thank you! C.C.

There is such a plethora of information out there and you are great at sifting the wheat from the chaff. I can always count on your posts being worth my time to read. Thank you! T.A.C.

I always love your design. The way you use art to contribute to a theme is lovely. C.J.C.


Once upon a time in the enchanted village of Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii, there was a charming, quirky bookstore + coffee shop combination called Upstart Crow & Company. I loved the casual, friendly, hospitable atmosphere and it was the first bookstore I had visited that allowed you to drink and eat at the same time as reading books right off the shelves…with no pressure to buy. It was the best of all worlds.

And I want this website to provide my visitors with just that feeling…to hang out with lots of fascinating things to read, watch and listen to, and be part of an exciting equestrian cultural community that crosses all disciplines. The subjects range widely from pieces on training methodology by today’s classical masters, to interviews, to content about the horse in art, history, tradition, myth and legend.

We’ll be creating an ever-building resource of articles, blog posts, guest posts, interview podcasts, videos and more. My vision is that the site will become like a combination of museum and library where visitors find compelling, unique and unexpected resources that inspire a newly appreciative gaze into the eyes of Equus.

About me…

Lifelong horsewoman, equestrian journalist with over 100 published articles, former editor of an equestrian magazine, co-author of a bestselling book about training horses in-hand, and publisher of carefully curated equestrian offerings. My equine muse of the past 16 years is my Andalusian heart-stealer, Valentín. Wherever those brown eyes go, I follow.

The horse is not the way out, it is the way in. 

~ Joseph Berto