Anna Blake's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

What a Parrot Taught Me About Horses.

There were a few dark years (between leaving home and having enough income to support a horse) that I was earthbound with only house pets. I survived it. Barely.

During that horse-less time, a box arrived. It was a surprise parrot -from a friend in Panama. I’m not saying it was a great idea to catch a bird and ship her, I’m just saying that she…

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Added by Anna Blake on July 29, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

Hamsters Will Never Replace Horses.

Has it been one of those weeks? Everything that could go wrong–did? We all know how it feels when gravity gets  heavy-handed and you begin to feel thick and bound by life. It happens.

Maybe you should go to the barn and let yourself be carried a while.

If you have a partnership with a horse then you know that some days you carry them and some days they carry you.

You carry them…

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Added by Anna Blake on July 22, 2011 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

Summertime…..and the Living is Easy.

Dog Days of Summer at Infinity Farm.



New Olympic Sport: Synchronized Napping …

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Added by Anna Blake on July 15, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

Not-For-Profit Groups: Against the Odds.

Is it just me -or is a big part of the work-a-day horse world seized up in a flop sweat about money? Stress and worry seem to hang in the air. Horse sales are down. Hay production is…

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Added by Anna Blake on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Get Serious about Laughing

There is so much debate currently about methods of training: German vs. French, classical vs. competitive, natural horsemanship vs. anything with an English saddle. It can get adversarial.

Most people agree that finesse is better than force in horse training, but we seem to have a hard time agreeing upon a definition of what those words actually look like in technique. That…

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Added by Anna Blake on July 1, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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