Disclosure/Privacy Policy/Disclaimer


In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising paid for by a group or company.  Since this website and blog are a potential source of income and may occasionally contain endorsements or testimonials, I felt it was important to disclose the following to you,  my readers:

  • The content of this website and blog are a potential source of income for me.
  • It therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses that I feel will be beneficial to you.
  • I only promote products/services/businesses that I either use personally or feel will be highly beneficial to my readers.
  • I’m as honest as the day is long. I will always give you my true opinion about a product or service.
  • Accuracy and fairness to my readers is paramount in how I conduct my business every day.
  • Associated products/services/businesses mentioned within the content of my blog or website may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.

I strive to deliver helpful information and interesting content to you in a supportive and encouraging way while working to generate a small profit to compensate me for my ideas,  my hard-earned knowledge, research, time, and effort.  I truly  appreciate and respect my readers and customers and make it a priority to be open and honest in every post I write and every product I create.

Privacy Policy

My website and blog do not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience.

I’m not responsible for republished content from this website or blog on other websites or blogs or without our permission.

I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and content when you visit my website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites and place cookies or recognize cookies on visitor’s browsers in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on November  21, 2016. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at mary{at}braidsecrets {dot} com.


I’m not a professional rider.  Rather, an amateur rider doing my own riding and training.  I’m sharing my experiences and lessons learned here at Braid Secrets and in the Blog on this site.  The information I’m sharing should be viewed in this context.  It is in no way intended to be professional riding instruction or training.  If you adopt or use any of the techniques I’m sharing, you do so of your own free choice and  assume all risks.