2.12.2013

Second Chances


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Two years ago I started a website to cover Utah horse news and events. It was a ton of work, but really worthwhile, and I felt like I was giving a voice and a community to people who needed one. And it was getting great attention for awhile.

But when I changed jobs, it became important for me to rededicate myself to the money making machine, and take a step back from my writing. It was an incredibly hard decision.

I took down the Facebook page, the website, and closed shop. But I didn't delete it, and I didn't give up my site address. Some part of me said that maybe a better time would come.

I don't know that the time is really better now, but I think that I have to try. With Posie and I looking at a slew of spring shows and harboring ambitions to make a triumphant return to the Wild Horse and Burro Festival in June, I feel reconnected to my favorite community.

I have loved writing for HorseNation the past year, and they have been wonderful in giving me free 'rein' to write about anything that I want. What it taught me, while slightly amusing, is that I love writing about horses just as much as riding them. To most horse lover's abject horror, if given the choice between never riding a horse again and never writing about a horse again, I think I could learn to love them forever from the ground, but I could never give up learning about them and telling their stories.

All that being said, if you are a horse friend, a non-horse friend, or just stopping by, I hope you'll come visit my website and like the Facebook page. We need friends from all over, all experiences, all disciplines! We need artists, photographers, contributors, and Heaven knows that we'd love to have sponsors!

Thanks for your friendship and readership. The internet is a way cool place.



2 comments:

Micheal Monson said...

Always rooting for you!
Do you have a newsletter with the latest and greatest?

Gretch said...

That comment was from me, but Mike loves you too!