Anna Blake's Blog – July 2012 Archive (4)

Blurring the Line Between Predator and Prey.

One of the first things to know about horses is that they are prey animals. Simply put, that means that other animals eat them, and their natural instinct and only defense is to flee. Prey animals usually have wide set eyes as an early defense system.

Humans are predators, like mountain lions and wolves. Our…


Added by Anna Blake on July 27, 2012 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Mentioning Unmentionables.

I’m going to be blunt about sports bras- not trying to offend anyone, (or exclude either of my male readers.) If you work with horses, or dogs for that matter, you should probably be wearing one. The good news is that they have…


Added by Anna Blake on July 20, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments

The Dressage/Massage Warm-up.

What if an arena ride had the effect of a massage for a horse? Wouldn’t the rider feel great too? That was…


Added by Anna Blake on July 13, 2012 at 8:12am — 3 Comments

Dressage: It Rhymes with Massage.


 Horses have been a key part of our culture ever since they civilized us centuries ago- in everything from transportation to agriculture to art.



Added by Anna Blake on July 6, 2012 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

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