Anna Blake's Blog – August 2014 Archive (5)

*Needs Confident Rider*

*Needs a confident rider*. If you see those words while paging though horse ads, what do you think? Used car salesmen don’t have a thing on horse traders. Would you climb in the saddle? Is it the punchline for a joke?

Maybe the real question is what horse doesn’t need a confident rider? It’s kind of a no-brainer when you look at it…

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Added by Anna Blake on August 29, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

A Recipe for Patience.

I want to start by saying I used to consider patience the exact same thing as procrastination. I had no time for patience. It was a dull, slow-witted thing, so foreign to me that I couldn’t even figure out what it was that people did while they were being patient. You know? Patience…

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Added by Anna Blake on August 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

You be the Judge.

“Too bad about that half pass to the left.”

My horse and I were leaving the arena after my test, reins long and my trademark competition smile: Lips stuck on my gums above my teeth. I had a great horse.

The comment was made by a woman who felt no sympathy at all for…

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Added by Anna Blake on August 15, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

What does the horsie say? Seriously.

Our barn rat, Hannah, didn’t meet the horses her first visit to the farm. She was only 3 days old. We waited till her second visit later that week. It was love at first sight for all of us. By the time she was toddling and learning to talk, she knew all the horse’s names. Her parents taught her the animal sound game, “What does a horsie say?” Hannah’s…

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Added by Anna Blake on August 8, 2014 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

Dressage: Cackling at the Canter.

Beach attire for the serious dressage rider.

In the 80’s, I marched with the Ladies Against Women. Do you know the organization? They were a national group…

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Added by Anna Blake on August 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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