Anna Blake's Blog – February 2011 Archive (4)

Embrace a Career Change

I’ve traveled in all directions in the last few months- looking at potential lesson horses. I want to rescue the skinny ones. I try to guess how much retraining will be needed for others. The right horse…


Added by Anna Blake on February 26, 2011 at 7:34am — 4 Comments

What Llamas Teach About Horse Training

“Horses hate llamas.” Lots of horse people told me that, but by then my gelding was babysitting my first cria and the party was in full swing.

Llamas are brave and curious. Mine hike with packs, do llama agility, and Sebastian was a ring bearer in a wedding. (At the reception he confused the Mother-of-the-Bride’s corsage for an hors d’oeuvre. It was…


Added by Anna Blake on February 18, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Horse Cruelty, Ignored.

Anna Sewell authored Black Beauty in 1877. She wrote the book to educate about animal cruelty and promote a more understanding approach to horses. She wrote,

“My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”

Most times we don’t have the power to actually right wrongs. It is…


Added by Anna Blake on February 11, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Peaceable Kingdom in Winter.

Infinity Farm has always boasted an extended family of many species, so the nickname was obvious- The Peaceable Kingdom. I love that painting by Edward Hicks. He was a Quaker minister who painted his spiritual truth in a simple way that resonates with me profoundly.…


Added by Anna Blake on February 4, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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