Seize This Day!

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now.” George Harrison I recently received some news that shocked me and reinforced the importance of living every day in the present moment. I have a friend who I have…

My New Holiday Tradition

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
I am reposting this as every year   leading up to Christmas I read this book.  It is a wonderful reminder of how someone can turn their life around and how a person may rescue a Cat but that Cat can also rescue the person. There are two films that I always…

What is that “Certain Age”?

Recently I read this in Horse Sport magazine. How old is a woman of ‘a certain age’? According to a 1995 column in the New York Times, “only a Nosy Parker would try and find out.” A joke, of course, but one from a (hopefully) bygone era when women felt pressured to be coy about their…

How to ride the Inter 1 Zig Zag

This week I asked Lynsey Rowan to show me the Intermediare 1 Zig Zag. This movement was always one that I struggled with when I was competing in the Inter 1 in 2019. I used to dread it when I knew it was coming up in the test. This is a tricky movement. Starting with…

Your horse is clipped. Now he’s itchy! What can you do?

Biasini has had his first body clip.I always find that after the clip he gets itchy and his skin seems dry. Also there is little shine to his coat. What to do?I spray him with Omega Alpha’s Herba Coat and use a soft brush to brush it into his coat. It contains citronella, lavender, neem…

The Long Way…

This week Cee has given us the challenge of long items for her Black and White Challenge. So here we go..

Naturally Brown Sunday Stills.

Biasini has had his winter coat clipped. Horses grow in a thicker winter coat but if they are in work and training then they sweat and it is hard to get them dried off enough to put on their blankets for the nighttime. Biasini’s legs have not been clipped and will keep his legs warmer…

Squirrels are Survivors.

I know I buried some corn niblets somewhere. Let’s see if I can find them. I can smell them! They must be here somewhere. Yes! Yummy! This is my response to Xingfu Mama’s Challenge Whatsoever is Lovely Squirrels finding the corn niblets they buried in the early autumn and now are buried under the snow…

Biasini Speaks: Here’s my Textures.

So Ma Leueen told me that the Lens Artists Challenge this week is Textures. She said she has the flew! Oh…. now she says that’s not how you spell it. Well I didn’t think Ma Leueen was a flying human Seems it is spelled FLU. She told me she didn’t feel like doing a blog…

How can you join spines with a horse?

Riding looks as easy as sliding a boot into a stirrup and throwing a leg over the horses back. As simple as kick ’em and they go. The horse is a creature of habit and tolerance. It’s ride enough. But if the human rattle and bang of expectation will go quiet, there is a flash,…

Biasini Speaks: I’m a Jumper!

Hello Dear Humans. Don’t worry I have not given up my career as a dressage horse. I know I am good at that so I won’t give it up. But I had a lot of fun last week jumping. I knew I was going to jump when Coach Belinda’s offspring Sophie came to ride me….