“How much does a horse cost? Do you have to be rich to own one?”
I can tell you how much hay they eat, warn you about vet bills and farrier visits. There are many articles and books written about equine…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 29, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Lethargy. Sweltering with a non-specific stickiness. Flies. More flies. Dilly-dallying. These are the wilting Dog Days of Summer, named for Sirius, the Dog Star. No connection to the napping habits of dogs so deflated by the heat that a sploot position on the linoleum is the…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 22, 2016 at 10:01am — No Comments
Fair warning: I'm going to ask you to do a favor for horses. It will involve some of your time and the money that you spend anyway.
I try to avoid any photos of abuse. I don’t share them because they titillate perpetrators. Besides, I’ve seen enough cruelty for a thousand lifetimes.
One got by me this week on Facebook; it was a photo of a dog…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 16, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The owner said his horse had trailer issues. He’d watched a video and used a whip and rope, with bad results. Then he hired a local trainer but after two hours of fighting with his hysterical horse, she gave up and left. Now the horse was even worse, the owner said, and…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Look, it’s a selfie of me mucking last week. I like to get an early start in the summer. Over six hundred blog posts about this horse/life, and no one ever asks me for fashion tips. I wonder why?
I wasn’t always this sophisticated. I remember when I was maybe fifteen; it was morning and I was standing out waiting for the school bus. I…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on July 1, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments