I admit it. I find mucking to be a near inspirational time; I simply do my best thinking while holding that fork. Today I was pondering a fairly gut-wrenching blog topic that has been haunting me, but it’s late August and there was an audible fly buzz that’s more than distracting- it’s nearly…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on August 26, 2011 at 8:01am — 1 Comment
Dressage is an equine discipline of beauty, partnership and art. YouTube is full of spectacular videos of elite horses and riders. When Blue Hors Matinee’s freestyle was viral, a dozen non-horse friends sent me the link. I hear Moorlands Totilas has groupies like the rock star that he is, but my personal…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on August 19, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments
We humans are always labeling ourselves. Labels reflect politics and attitudes, or can define a purpose.
The horse world is no different. We divide ourselves by breed or riding discipline. Sometimes a label is inclusive and sometimes not so much.
Some riders label themselves as recreational as opposed to competitive. This feels odd to me- I believe we are all recreational. Some us…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on August 12, 2011 at 8:04am — 1 Comment
We had an Introduction to Driving clinic at Infinity Farm last weekend. It was a fun group ready for a new experience. Our schoolmaster/donkey-boys taught the clinic, along with me and Lisa.
Participants asked my favorite question about driving. “What do you do if you have a runaway?” The traditional answer, passed down from generations of teamsters, is enjoy the ride.
I had a decent runaway when Ernest and I were still green. There was an explosion of sound behind us,…Continue
Added by Anna Blake on August 5, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments