Bailey’s First Lesson

After owning him for almost eleven months, Bailey and I finally had our first lesson together. Everything seemed to be against us this year – the weather, his ongoing lameness issues, etc., but we have prevailed! We had our first lesson with my trainer, Cindy Napravnik, the mother of the amazing jockey, Rosie Napravnik, a[…]

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Welcome to Maryland Equestrian!

So you’re probably wondering where you are. You typed in “The Sassy Grey,” and it brought you to “Maryland Equestrian.” What? But have no fear – you are in the right place! It’s still me, Laurie, and I’m still writing about my horses and all things equestrian, but it was time for a change. I[…]

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People Without Kids…

…decorate with pictures of their equine and canine babies, naturally! James took both of these pictures about five years ago, and they’ve been hanging together ever since. He was able to photograph Izzie at home in front of a white backdrop. James does a lot of product photography for a women’s shoe company, and in[…]

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The Legendary Cigar

This post is a little overdue, but I wanted to write it nonetheless. The legendary Cigar passed away on October 7, 2014 after complications with a surgical procedure. Cigar was the first racehorse since Citation to win 16 races in a row, and, until Curlin surpassed him in 2008, he was America’s leading money earner.[…]

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Poetry Collection Review: Dark Track

I’m a big fan of local eventer/author/poet, Julia Wendell. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because I reviewed her memoir, “Finding My Distance,” and then interviewed her about it in this post. Long before she published her memoir, Julia was producing poems, but “Dark Track” was the first of her poetry collections that I was[…]

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