Anna Blake's Blog – April 2012 Archive (4)

A Legacy of Spirit

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Spirit's Silver Anniversary.

This month’s posts have celebrated 25 years with my grandfather horse. The first time I saw Spirit he was in a small pen, alone and…


Added by Anna Blake on April 27, 2012 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

A Retirement Resistant Spirit.

An article of mine was published in a national dressage magazine in 2006. Spirit had been retired two years and he was still pouting (read) and holding a grudge…


Added by Anna Blake on April 20, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Braids and Breeches: The Perfect Ride.

There were lots of great rides in Spirit’s 25 years, but this was the most perfect ride…

Spirit was something in the day- he and I agreed. He was fun to show, always a crisp and spontaneous ride. His confidence improved year by year, and still, every day was a brand new day.

That day, our first…


Added by Anna Blake on April 13, 2012 at 8:05am — 8 Comments

Spotless- My introduction to Dressage.

It was the late 1980’s, and a bunch of us from the barn went to see the Lipizzaners when they came to town. It was a chance to dress up, eat an…

Added by Anna Blake on April 6, 2012 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

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