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

When Your Horse Falls In a Hole.

Horses fall into holes all the time. Metaphoric holes; the really tricky kind that jump up and surprise you when you least expect it.

Holes might be things like confusing cues; you want to canter but…


Added by Anna Blake on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

On Being an Old Gray Mare With Chronic Lameness

It’s a shooting pain. Usually my foot is brick-tight and I can’t bend my toes. When I do manage to bend them in a natural walking angle, there’s a big red pain. I think my toes have cracked off of my foot and it feels wet–like hot acid-blood is…


Added by Anna Blake on October 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Your Horse is NOT Your Therapist

There’s a cartoon of a roadside stand with a horse inside. The sign says, “Therapy.” We all smile because we’re reminded of that saying about a horse being cheaper than a therapist. I’m not sure that’s true, but after a day of dealing with traffic,…


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

Anthropomorphic Thoughts About Spaying Mares.

He said we don’t need to import sport horses; we have great horses right here; we’re under-using great mares. More people should consider spaying mares and competing them. I read this in an article a year ago, written by a respected equestrian, and I’ve…


Added by Anna Blake on October 2, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

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