Preparing for the Journey.

On December 18, before there is light in the sky I will be at the barn to get Biasini ready for his trip to Florida. But the preparations for this trip have already begun. For the last few days I have had him on Omega Alpha’s Immune Plus.  As you may know I like many…

The White Elephant Gift Challenge

Fellow blogger Subbashini of Exploring the World Around Us gave me a “gift” as part of the White Elephant Challenge. Her gift was her drawing of a horse.  Subbashini illustrates her blog posts with lovely drawings and I was honored to have received this horse gift. This Challenge is to give the gift of a…

Monday Minstrel: Horses Ancient and Modern in India

One of the things I enjoy about blogging is the opportunity to learn from other bloggers about parts of the world that I have never visited.  A couple of days ago I visited the blog website of S. Jayaraman and found some very interesting  photos of horse sculptures. Here is the first one that captured…

Happiness is….

If horses are the medicine then happiness is being able to ride…

Monday Minstrel:Showing off!

I photographed these two horse figures in the home of former British Prime Mnister, the late Edward Heath. He had collected these pieces in China. The one in the foreground is a replica of a very famous bronze statue dating from the Eastern Han Dynasty ( AD 25-220) that was found in 1969 in the…

The Brilliance of Carl Hester

When I saw the ragtag daily prompt, ‘Brilliance‘ I immediately thought of Carl Hester and the day I saw him competing at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon NC last September.   Why did this make me think of Carl Hester? Because he is the acknowledged master of dressage, not only in his native Britain and…

Monday Minstrel: Forget St.George. The horse did it!

St. George gets all the credit for slaying that dragon but let’s face it. The horse did it. The horse did all the trampling and St. George just administered the coup de grace. I have always associated St. George with Britain but it seems he also had large following  in the Russian Orthodox church and…