B. G. Hearns has not received any gifts yet
I let my friend R.M. have her first real horse ride on Oakley. It was a thrill and a pleasure for us both. Firstly, because, for years, we've had an ongoing argument:
"I know how to ride."
"No, you don't."
"But I've been on lots of trail…
Posted on May 18, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments
Let's be fair, all horses are characters, if we take the time to get to know them. Everyone who spends lots of time will find amusing quirks and peculiarities and will gather a collection of anecdotes. This horse is okay on the road until he sees a painted bicycle symbol. That one doesn't like potted plants. This one loves dogs, that one hates 'em.
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:19pm
I have associated Classical music with riding, ever since my first teacher used to play records during classes to help illustrate and teach rhythm.
What I've found is that horses also enjoy music, particularly classical European music, but really anything that has a good, lively melody; music without too heavy a beat, with a pleasant melody, and with a consistent tone, i.e. no changes between very quiet parts and very loud parts, works well, no matter what genre. Very quiet music…Continue
Posted on February 24, 2014 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment
He didn't refuse to go over an obstacle once yesterday. Most significantly, he went over a new jump of his own accord.
They weren't big jumps, about a meter high, no more, but he went right over them with only one slight hesitation.
I suppose most riders might not find this particularly outstanding, but two years ago it was a life-and-death argument to get over a simple trot-pole. He would explode over it and follow it up with a wild-west show. The arena has a couple of…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment