Olympian pretending to be a horse?

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new!  Socrates When I was a kid I used to pretend to be a horse. I would be cantering around the living room and occasionally rearing up like the Lone Ranger’s horse Silver! But I…

Reflections and Shadows: CFFC

REFLECTIONS This photo was taken at the Barbican in London. My husband took it with my camera. You can see him on the right . Our son is in the center. You can see reflections of things in the room such as the overhead lights and also you can see outside to the buildings in…

Winter Wednesday

Late afternoon. The horses are all in from the paddocks. Inside the barn they are warm and cozy. They have had their dinners and are munching their hay, settling in for the night. Winter has arrived.

Monday Minstrel: Trigger and Roy Rogers.

When I was a kid Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger were my favourites. I used to watch them on tv . Trigger made his name in films in the 1940s and 1950s and later several TV series with his owner Roy Rogers. Trigger learned more than a hundred cues for assorted tricks and could…

Advice for Lady Equestrians (circa 1838)

1838’s Eight Things a Lady Equestrian Simply Should Not Do Do not ride the wrong-colored horse.“Of all colors presented by the horse, none is so rich, and, at the same time, so elegant and chaste, as a bright bay; providing the mane, tail and lower parts of the legs, be black.”“But much white, either on…