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

Walter Sings the Songs of his People.


Walter, Tomboy, & Preacher Man supervising chores.

My friend Sarah says, “All dog stories end the same way.” I know what she means. None of us humans are getting out…


Added by Anna Blake on May 30, 2014 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

Training is Like a Box of Chocolates…

Say hello to Mr. Mustache. That’s what I call him. He was relinquished to Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue and my barn was his first stop. To say he didn’t get out much is an understatement. He’s six and this is his first time away from his mom. With very minimal handling in the past, he isn’t all that attached to people but at the same time, not really wild. He has a…


Added by Anna Blake on May 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Getting Happy About What You Don't Know.

Most of us started as back yard riders. No shame, we were kids, we climbed up and rode. When we fell off, we climbed up and rode some more. I must have known there was tack, I watched westerns on TV after all, but we didn’t own any. We thought you kicked a horse to make him trot and…


Added by Anna Blake on May 16, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Being Post-Mature in the Spring.


It’s a Grandfather Spring. Those words don’t go together well, any more than watching elderly horses in the freshness of the season. I wouldn’t trade a moment. My Grandfather Horse survived the winter to see another birthday. After our emergency vet call in…


Added by Anna Blake on May 9, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Horse Agility and Calming Signals.

It’s that time again. I fill a cart the dollar store and a glimpse in the rear view mirror while driving away looks like a clown exploded in the extended cab of my truck. Then the wading pool comes out of the rafters and I dust off the bubble makers. Cones, barrels, and hula-hoops make their way to the pasture, and I hang my favorite sign: Snakes in the…


Added by Anna Blake on May 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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