Hi, I’m Stacey Kimmel-Smith and I’m an avid horse blogger at behindthebitblog.com and Redmond fan. I’ve been involved with horses since childhood, and as a grownup I manage to shoehorn my horsetime in between working full-time, volunteering for my local GMO, and writing. I started my horse career as a teen, competing in hunter/jumpers for fun and foxhunting for thrills and spills. Now in the dreaded “middle age bracket,” I compete in dressage on my seven-year-old Hanoverian Riley. I also have a retired thoroughbred, Harvey. As an academic reference librarian, I love research and reading about all aspects of the horse world, and my blog reflects the diversity of interests.