Merriam-Webster defines amateur as a noun meaning “a person who does something for pleasure and not as a job.”
I write and I ride for the sheer joy of it.
So this post is my sincere thanks to the friends, family, and followers who join my adventures in text, and to those who nominated Capital Cowgirl for the Equestrian Social Media Awards.
Because of your support, I am honored to report that Capital Cowgirl is a finalist in the Amateur Horseperson category (#5). We’re right up there with some incredible entrants.
But I think this category is special. Most of us horse-folk are amateurs.
Though our minds are in the barn, our workweek time-clock is not. Pride in a clean stall doesn’t get a promotion. A perfectly executed trot transition won’t result in a bonus. And horses empty our wallets rather than fill them. But our lives are fuller because of it. We do it for the love of a horse.
I write because I love the feel of a velvet nose on my cheek, the smell of fresh shavings, the sound of hooves in a barn aisle. And I know that others do too.
If you enjoy my content (the treat recipes, horse care tips, product reviews, craft ideas, stories of my mare, or the progress of the rescue horse) please consider giving Capital Cowgirl your vote. Head to the ESMA website and vote using this form before February 7th.
Thank you for reading, thank you for engaging, and thank you for your support!