I’m a 30-something marketing professional by day who – after a more-than-ten-year break- started riding again about three years ago. A year and a half ago, I bought Oliver, the most wonderful now 11-year-old Percheron-Thoroughbred cross in the world who will take my stupid spots I tell him to, and goes through life with good humor and sense of whimsy, but also gives me enough challenge to keep it interesting. We decided to leave Hunter Land and try eventing in July 2013; this blog chronicles our journey while, well, Riding With Scissors.

I mean seriously, have you ever seen a bigger neck?