Anna Blake's Blog – October 2013 Archive (4)

The Day of the Dead: Barn Version.

You’d think that the first snow/death-to-flies celebration would cheer me up. But no, days are shorter now and I’m haunted by summers end. Come to think of it, there isn’t much autumn left either. It’s the fall-back time change next week, that will mean night…


Added by Anna Blake on October 25, 2013 at 7:50am — 1 Comment

It’s Different for Girls…Body Image and Riding.

What do you think when you see this photo?

Do you notice that sweet S-curve in his tail? It’s the sure sign of a relaxed back on a forward, soft horse. This walk speaks volumes about his rider, too. What a lovely sight.…


Added by Anna Blake on October 18, 2013 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

An October Romance.

It was innocent. They were looking for companionship, that’s all. Each had suffered a loss and they were drifting a bit, hoping to find a friend. Nobody said anything about falling in love.

Sumo came to Infinity Farm as a kid with his twin…


Added by Anna Blake on October 11, 2013 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

Better Saddle Conversations.

Think of riding as a conversation.

The first challenge is that we don’t all speak English. And it isn’t only the horse I’m referring to. Humans use language, but we define words differently, and sometimes, we may not be perfectly honest, even with ourselves. (I know, hard to believe.) We might say yes when we mean no. Insecurity might create a mood swing…


Added by Anna Blake on October 4, 2013 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

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