Anna Blake's Blog – March 2014 Archive (4)

Volunteering 101: Come Get Me.

This week spring hit the Colorado prairie. You can tell because the temperature and the wind speed are the same. Tumble weeds broke into my barn and sure, Edgar…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 28, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Subtle Abuse: When Aids Become Weapons.

My client’s mare is lovely; a very well-bred athletic horse. When my client bought her, the previous owner suggested my client get a cowboy to ride her at first, she needed spurs all the time and the horse was ‘mare-y‘, whatever that means. I get a little…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

The Art is in the Transition.

When I see kids learning to drive these days in compact cars with automatic transmissions, I wonder where’s the challenge? Back in my day, (beware when a gray-haired…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 14, 2014 at 9:04am — No Comments

Explaining Dressage: the small print.

First of all, the reason Dressage needs some explaining is that the there are some misconceptions about this riding discipline.

Some people think that Dressage is a hyper-correct, micro-managed, soul-killing, brain-numbing and sit-bone-driving sport with all the drama and thrill of curling. But with less cool outfits: (see…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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