Welcome to Writing Dressage!
The go-to hub for budget-conscious equine enthusiasts and entrepreneurs
Writing Dressage is all about helping horse people do what we do best: ignore the real world in favor of spending inordinately large amounts of time with our horses. While the horse industry can be difficult, stressful, and expensive, I 100% believe it doesn't have to be that way. Whether you own a horse (or two or three), take lessons, or even just binge read horse books while you dream of the day you'll get to call one your own, you've come to the right place.
If you're an entrepreneur with an equine-oriented business, you can not only survive in this industry, but thrive. Get out your pens and notebooks because class is in session.
If you're a hobbyist on a shoestring budget wondering if it's possible to afford this crazy passion, I'm here to tell you yes, you totally can. Trust me, I've been doing it for over 20 years.
It won't be easy, though. Nothing in the horse world is ever easy.
My Personal Story
Well hey, honey! I’m Sara and I started Writing Dressage wayyy back in 2014. While it started off as part lifestyle, part book blog, I found new direction in 2016 after chatting with a few friends in the horse industry.
After a long, thorough change in direction, Writing Dressage has now become that thing I never could’ve imagined doing five years ago—and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.
I’ve been riding horses since I was little bitty. My mother is a BHS-certified hunter/jumper trainer, and because I shared a dinner table with her—as well as riding with a collection of top-tier trainers who were also family friends—I am intimately familiar with the equine industry.
Additionally, thanks to my expansive network, I’ve worked, ridden, or volunteered at a dozen or more barns by now. I’ve seen their successes and failures up close and personally, and I’m on a mission to help barn owners succeed so we can all enjoy our fur babies together.
Despite that, though, I never had a made show horse until my mom bought me Sunny when I was 14. In fact, I got my first rescue horse at 8 years old and they just kept coming. Even after Sunny came home with me, I kept on rehabbing rescued and abused horses, which made me kind of obsessed with horse psychology.
Of course, I can’t forget my love of fiction. To deal with the stress of owning a 25-year-old, navicular, blanket-mutilating former show horse and starting my own business, I dive into books. While I love horse books the most (#whatasurprise #not), I’ll read just about anything, and I even write when I have a little free time. (Lol “free time”.)
While I have been extremely lucky to live a life revolving around horses, I know that’s not a possibility for a lot of people. I hate knowing that there are so many people out there who love horses and who want to get involved with them, but can’t because of tight finances, so I decided to do something about it.
I want to help you spend less time fretting over finances and more time figuring out how much more leg you can possibly put on before yours finally fall off.