Anna Blake's Blog – September 2015 Archive (4)

Permission to NOT Ride.

Last Tuesday I had an 8 a.m. lesson with a boarder and her sweet gelding. He’s had a good summer; they even made it to a couple of schooling shows. This gelding had a checkered past with previous owners and when this pair started with me, he was a…


Added by Anna Blake on September 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Listening with Your Seat.

How’s your derrière? Is posterior a more delicate word than rump? Our culture has a lot of fanny chatter: too flat, too round, somehow sagging. Riders should care less about the superficial “do these white breeches make my butt look big?” and…


Added by Anna Blake on September 18, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Dressage Factions and the Real Reason to Compete.

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the art of dressage. I love the structure, the fundamentals, the words of the classical masters. Dressage is the peaceful partnering of a horse and rider in a dance. It’s a discipline of intuition, subtle cues,…


Added by Anna Blake on September 11, 2015 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Goats: A Different 12 Step Program.

It just hasn’t been the same since Sumo died. He was my last old-goat-standing and a card-carrying anarchist. He’d been un-fencable here…


Added by Anna Blake on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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