Anna Blake's Blog – March 2015 Archive (4)

When to Dismount and Say Thank You.

“Asking your horse to hold your weight at the halt, like gossiping cowboys with their legs hooked over their saddle-horns, is much harder for a horse than moving with weight on his back. When you’re not riding, kindly get off his back.”

This quote is from last week’s blog and Cathy asked me to…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 27, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

Tips for the Fat Rider. (What?!)

Are you are just too fat to ride? Then go wait in your room.

Did that work? Did you actually go? Of course not. Can we stop this now?

I have a…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 20, 2015 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Care-giving and the Art of Mucking.

We have a shade tree next to the barn runs that gives the sweetest summer shade, but reeks havoc on winter footing. Colorado temps frequently take 40 degree mood swings in a few hours. Fresh muck can land in wet spring snow, and in a brief moment, freeze so solid that a pick ax is useless. But an hour later, the muck has dissolved, indistinguishable…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 13, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

Riding with Intention.

Does anyone think they can hide their feelings from their horse? Even for a minute?

A horse’s physical awareness is so acute that they seem intuitive. Most of us think our horses are psychic because it’s easier to believe than how…

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Added by Anna Blake on March 6, 2015 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

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