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

Permission to NOT Ride.

Last Tuesday I had an 8 a.m. lesson with a boarder and her sweet gelding. He’s had a good summer; they even made it to a couple of schooling shows. This gelding had a checkered past with previous owners and when this pair started with me, he was a…

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Added by Anna Blake on September 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Listening with Your Seat.

How’s your derrière? Is posterior a more delicate word than rump? Our culture has a lot of fanny chatter: too flat, too round, somehow sagging. Riders should care less about the superficial “do these white breeches make my butt look big?” and…

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Added by Anna Blake on September 18, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Dressage Factions and the Real Reason to Compete.

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the art of dressage. I love the structure, the fundamentals, the words of the classical masters. Dressage is the peaceful partnering of a horse and rider in a dance. It’s a discipline of intuition, subtle cues,…

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Added by Anna Blake on September 11, 2015 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Goats: A Different 12 Step Program.

It just hasn’t been the same since Sumo died. He was my last old-goat-standing and a card-carrying anarchist. He’d been un-fencable here…

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Added by Anna Blake on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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