A Real Ride

Finally, I did it. I tacked up Berry, and I just got on and rode.  I put on my stickiest breeches, pulled out the dressage saddle and tacked up. As I lunged Berry again, it came to me that there really wasn’t a way to make her easy. I’ve had her a long time, dealt […]

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Xenophon on Caring for Horses

At this point, I’m convinced that On Horsemanship was Pony Club Manual of ancient times, minus the ratings. Maybe there’s an extended director’s cut version by Xenophon that also includes ratings. We can only hope.  After selecting your horse, Xenophon describes the best way to care for it. Spoiler alert: have someone else do it. […]

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The Brief – May 22, 2020

Breeches.com I’m pleased to announce I have a new partner! Breeches.com offers a variety of brand name products at affordable prices. As someone who both likes nice products, and also hates spending money, this appeals to me.  I’m very happy to be partnering with them! You might be wondering what this means, so let me […]

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The Dominant Horse

Stu is a dominant horse. It took me a surprisingly long time to realize this.  There were many times I made excuses for his behavior. He’s a little bit slow, he doesn’t understand what I want, etc. etc.  But what actually is taking place is he just doesn’t want to do it. He’s incredibly lazy, […]

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Horse Camp: A Love Tail – Review

I mentioned the other day that a new horse movie has been released, the sequel to a movie I posted about many years ago. Well,  as one of the benefits of being “media” (yes, that’s me), I got a screener of it. Next time, start a horse blog, review horse movies, hope for a sequel […]

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Why You Should Make Time for Other Hobbies

A word from my friends at breeches.com – Yeah, you read that right. We’ve all had those couple of days where you’re just done. With everything. You’re struggling with the next dressage test, or screwing up distances, you’ve been coming home super late every night from going to the barn after work. Even things we […]

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The Brief – May 15, 2020

The Mystery of the Stump I went into my pasture and discovered that a stump has been ripped up and moved several feet.  That stump has been here nearly as long as I’ve been here, as the tree fell over the first year I was here. I guess technically it’s been here longer, since even […]

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Shot from the Top

My deck overlooks my pasture, and I’ve been wanting to experiment with getting overhead photos of the horses. One day the horses were hanging out by the deck so I seized my chance.  While I didn’t get exactly what I was looking for, I love their reactions.  Pony took the opportunity to show Stu that […]

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Photo Ideas to Take of Your Horse

Many places across the US are opening back up for business, which is great for those who have been starved of horse contact. Naturally, this is the perfect time to get lots of photos of your equine friend. But, of course you get lots of pictures of your horse. Everyone does. It wouldn’t be normal […]

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Unpopular Opinion: Blanketing is Overdone

Over the weekend the temperatures dropped down to freezing. In case you forgot the date due to living in this groundhog day situation, it’s May now. Gold Cup would have been on Saturday, a day when we usually all don summer dresses and stand outside in the sunshine (also sometimes the rain.) But the point […]

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