Candid Moments Captured

This week Ann-Christine has chosen “Candid” for the Lens-Artists Challenge #67. Not many of the photos I take are of candid moments. Although it could be argued that all horse photos are candid as they are not “posing” for them. But I decided to go back through my files and find some candid photos. I…

Monday Minstrel: The Glorious Cranberry

We Canadians celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in October. Unlike our Southern Neighbors we like to spread out our holidays, especially those that involve eating large quantities of Turkey. Our Thanksgiving is a celebration centering around giving thanks for the harvest. Oh yes, there is the harvest of corn, soybeans, pumpkins and so on but the…

Book Review: Going Steady by Anna Blake

Going Steady is a book that will have a permanent place on my bedside table. This book has a series of ‘stand alone’ chapters that deal with horses: owning a horse, rescuing a horse, riding a horse, living with multiple horses, and the subtitle is : “More Relationship Advice from Your Horse”. Practical issues such…

Filling the Frame

This week the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66 is “Filling the Frame”. Here is my response. Thank you Patti Moed for this challenge.

A Side View

This week Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is the “Side of Things”. When I saw this challenge I immediately thought of a wonderful photo, taken by my friend Connie Gee, at the show I competed in with my horse, Biasini, last weekend. So I am using Connie’s photo for my response to this challenge….

Gratitude!

I have a debt of gratitude to pay for all the help I received at the show last weekend. So let me start… BIASINI I thank my horse for working so hard and listening so well. He has been working with me for several months to get ready for this show and our freestyle. In…

I Pick London!

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” Dr. Samuel Johnson London is my favorite city in the world. I visited it often when I was a child…

Biasini and Me…Puttin’ on the Ritz!

This past weekend I debuted my Intermediare 1 Freestyle. If you follow this blog you will know that my coach Belinda Trussell and I have been working on it for a few months now: choosing music and choreography with the help of Karen Robinson of Applause Dressage. And finally the time arrived to actually go…

Let’s Dance!

Biasini has his dancing shoes on! I’ve got my tailcoat! We are ready to enter at A and dance down that centerline. So we will be absent from the blogosphere and social media for a few days while we focus on that at the show. Have a great weekend and see you all next week!

Tell your inner demons to just shut up!

We are a species who thinks we can control outcome. We like to focus on what’s wrong , immerse in those problems, and then make them right. Even with good intentions, it’s a negative approach. But if I could give riders a gift, it would be a suspension of disbelief. Disbelief is the sarcastic voice…