This blog began its life several years ago, as a venue for stories and photos from my and Jill’s work-related travels. We both work for the Carriage Association of America (we’re its only two full-time employees, in fact). And we travel to a lot of interesting places.
Then, somewhere along the way, I had the
crazy brilliant idea to update the blog every day. With that goal in mind, the blog’s scope expanded a bit. Well, a lot, actually.
In addition to covering CAA trips and events here, I post photos that I’ve taken; old photos and other interesting tidbits that I’ve found; carriage- and driving-related history of places I visit; and local history and photos (and, um, college-basketball and food-related news) from Lexington, Kentucky, which has been my home for the past dozen years.
Almost everything that you’ll read or see here has some connection to carriages or carriage-driving. Part of my job at the CAA is to promote interest in and knowledge of our shared horse-drawn history and the sport of carriage driving. So I research, write, and post tidbits here on the blog for all of you (CAA members and non-members alike), and I design the CAA’s magazine (The Carriage Journal) and other CAA publications.
But, when it comes to horses and carriages, the research, writing, and photography are things I do for fun as well. Believe it or not, I was a horse-crazy kid who started taking photos in high school and never stopped. I then went off to college for a degree in history and, to top it off, have always wanted to work for a magazine. I think I’ve found my niche, and I hope you’ll enjoy exploring it with me.
You can reach me at email@example.com.
For more than fifty years, the Carriage Association of America has studied, preserved, and shared the history and traditions of carriage driving. Through the CAA’s efforts — our magazine, The Carriage Journal; our biennial academic journal, World on Wheels; our other publications; and a variety of meetings, conferences, events, and symposia — association members and the general public can learn about carriages and sleighs, harness, carriage-driving history, early American roads, traditional turnout and livery, and much more.