I started In Omnia Paratus at the end of college in December of 2010. I didn't know where I was going or what my future entailed at that point in my life. In Omnia Paratus was a perfect name for a new blog whose author had no idea what direction life would take her.
In Omnia Paratus saw me enter the professional work force, get my first horse, sell my first horse, be given my next "project" horse, buy my second horse, be given a third, bring home a new puppy, move to Canaan, get married, and build my little farmette in the mountains of West Virginia. In Omnia Paratus chronicled the trials and tribulations of training Griffin from the ground up to putting him under saddle for the first time and bringing him along to be the horse he is today. In Omnia Paratus followed my journey with Q from anxiety-ridden quasi-impulse-purchase as an endurance hopeful to our first 100 mile attempt and completion of the Old Dominion 100 mile ride. In Omnia Paratus followed along as Stanley became mine to care for and not just "that horse I loved as a teenager". In Omnia Paratus followed my stories, adventures, revelations and epiphanies about dogs, horses, and life for all of my 20s.
But now my life has entered it's next exciting chapter. Enter: Starlight Lane Farm.
Many of you followed along last year as Starlight Lane Farm evolved from a dream to a reality. From ground breaking to barn building to bringing the horses home and figuring out life as their sole caretaker. It's been an adjustment I have willingly made and enjoyed each step along the way.
My adventures will certainly continue, but they will be laced with the new underlying adventure of owning and managing a small piece of land high atop a ridge in West Virginia. Fun new topics like land management, jump building, trail maintenance, barn hacks, and further education in equine nutrition will appear in this space. I'm excited, and I look forward to continuing to chronicle my adventures in this little space of the internet.
Welcome, friends. New and old. 💚