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Back on Track with McLain Ward

  ©Photo Art by Jill For years, McLain Ward has been a force to be reckoned with. His accolades include a 2015 Pan American Games Team Bronze Medal, winning two Team Gold Medals as a representative in the U.S. at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing, respectively, and now earning the title as the 2017 FEI…

Hanging Up the Spurs

Well I am sad to say, but it seems that, in the light of a lot of recent media attention, Farmers Only has made some interesting changes. Or maybe the changes have nothing to do with the media, but, regardless, I’m less than impressed. For starters, previously, you could do a ‘quick search’ of potentials before making the decision to…

Getting Back on the Horse

As I suspected, talking about personal details with total strangers has started to get easier (is that scary or what?). Or maybe it’s that I’m just making better choices of whom to talk to. No one else has asked me what kind of shoes I like to wear, after all. If I thought talking to one person was time consuming…

Beating the Valentine’s Blues

Photo by Jessie Berman/Essence of Equine Photography   Horse people have it right—we shower our four-legged friends with love (and, let’s be real, gifts) every day. We have no need to designate a “special” day to remember how important that partnership is to us because, you could say, we are blessed with the knowledge and constantly reminded that it can…

Changing Expectations to Find Your Perfect Match

It’s been a while since I’ve done a site review, but I think this one may be the hidden jewel. Many of the equestrian dating sites are owned by the same company, so you get the same features and generally the same profiles as well. Well, let me tell you, even though it’s not exclusively for horse people, Farmers Only…

Dear Santa…Is This So Much To Ask For?

Ah, the holidays. Let’s face it, they weren’t exactly designed for the single person. Strolling through the magical, twinkling lights, getting cozied up to a warm fireplace, and giving and receiving sparkling gifts that will touch the heart—well it all just seems a little weird to do by yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love the holiday season—I…

Breaking the Curse with Hard Work

The six-week curse. It’s real, you know. You’re dating a guy (not a horse person) and everything’s going great. You told him from the get-go that your horse is your number one priority and, while not thrilled, he seemingly understands and you think you’re in the clear. But then you hit that dreaded six-week mark and BAM. Everything implodes like…

Victory Passes, Refusals, and DQs

Let’s recap the latest situation I’ve gotten myself into. I had finally bitten the bullet and messaged a young lad (a small, personal victory), thinking he might have potential…well, it didn’t exactly go as planned. Why, you ask? Because I never realized how much online dating would freak me out. We seemed to hit it off, as much as you…

The Aw(e) in Awkward

I know I promised to keep you all updated on my inability to have a conversation that gets deeper than “Hi, how are you?”, so let’s get started.  Luckily, the fellow I made initial contact with a while back has either done this before, or just has more social skills than I do. Maybe both. It may also have something…

Nowhere to Go But Up

What can I say about Horse People Dating? If you’re familiar with the dating website for ‘regular’ people, Plenty of Fish, you can probably stop reading right here because that is the best comparison I’ve got. POF has a reputation for being trashy, full of crazies, and a place where people meet to have…ahem…‘casual’ relationships, which probably stems from the…