Anna Blake's Blog – September 2013 Archive (4)

What to Do When Nothing Works.

We all have those rides where the simplest thing, the thing we do all the time, becomes impossible. The horse is resisting the aid, he just won’t do it. Now what? What do you do when nothing works?

First, get really mad. Swearing is…


Added by Anna Blake on September 27, 2013 at 8:38am — 3 Comments

No Small Feat. (Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue.)

Meet Archie.

He got introduced by that name, but I prefer being a bit more formal with him, as a sign of respect. Archibald feels more suitable.

Here he is passing time with a couple of boys in my herd, but I…


Added by Anna Blake on September 20, 2013 at 7:58am — 5 Comments

The Battle Cry of An Old Gray Mare.

“Do You Work Out?” I find this question difficult to answer. I’m never sure what they are asking but it was even worse when I was single. Then I thought it was a code phrase for another question.

Are you asking do I go to a mirrored room and…


Added by Anna Blake on September 13, 2013 at 8:25am — 1 Comment

This Too Shall Pass.

The temperature had plummeted to 70 degrees, with a light breeze. Welcome, September. There was almost an hour of daylight left, the clouds were bubbled and layered, and the air was very sweet at my altitude.

I’m a horse and a half tall,…


Added by Anna Blake on September 6, 2013 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

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