If you read Erin’s post last week, you know that she stayed in Texas while Horse&Rider moved to Boulder, Colo. The magazine wasn’t the only one to make a huge move, though. I made the move as well, as the new assistant editor for Horse&Rider.
This job took me out of beautiful Athens, Ohio, where I went to journalism school and was lucky enough to work for the Athens NEWSand created and edited TheBarrelRacingBlog.com. And it didn’t just bring me here. This week, I’ll fly back to Athens to pick up my dog, Rena; my boyfriend; and our three horses, and drive like a mad woman to get back to the office in time to help put out our August issue. (By the way, have you voted for which cover you’d like to see on the August issue yet?)
I’ve been in the horse world for as long as I can remember, starting out jumping ponies, then moving on to a barrel pony and barrel horses. I showed a 3-year-old snaffle-bit mare that I loved, and I have worked for a pleasure trainer tuning colts and riding finished horses. I have an amazing mare, Zippos Three Dee (Onyx), who took me lots of great places as a youth and throughout college, but I left her with my parents to bring two younger horses to Colorado with me. Casady De Vor (Casady, a 12-year-old black Appendix Quarter Horse), and Just Naughty (Naughty, an 8-year-old solid red Appaloosa,) along with my boyfriend’s rope horse, Silver-Eyed (Kee, a 15-year-old red Quarter Horse gelding), will all soon call Lyons, Colo., home sweet home.
Moving across the country with three horses isn’t easy, to say the least. Stay tuned this week as I keep everyone up-to-date on how the moving plans are coming and what else is going on in the office at Horse&Rider!