Monday Minstrel: Perspectives on Inspiration

At the barn the washroom has several inspirational quotes on the wall. If you are a woman , you sit down and see a selection of quotes such as… OR…. But if you are a man you stand and face a different wall and see just one quote. This one…. Several of the men I…

There is Magic Here!

That I can take my horse out into the forest and know that he will enjoy it as much as I do .Magic. That huge draft horses are willing to work for us and pull wagons and listen to our instructions. Magic. Horses go into the biggest of competition rings and do their best for…

See the Beauty!

This past weekend I took part in a three day clinic with Linda Telllington, founder of the  Tellington TTouch method of working with horses and riders. “See the beauty. Do not go to the place of despair.” Linda said to us on the first day.  So much is happening on our planet; wild fires, hurricanes! …

Silhouettes

This week’s lens-artists challenge is Silhouettes. Here is my response. Sunrise this morning. The view from our kitchen window.

“Horse Behavior and Training” Book Review

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
“He’s spooking to get out of the work! Just kick on! KICK ON!”   I have heard that, or something similar dozens of times. Dozens of times I have done it myself. I just kicked on.  But it does not work for every horse and my horse Biasini is one of the…

Book Review: Getting in TTouch by Linda Tellington-Jones.

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
We all want to understand our horses better don’t we?  We can’t get them to talk directly to us but we can learn a lot by observing them. This book by Linda Tellington-Jones is an entertaining way to understand your horse’s personality.  The main focus is on observing the physical structure…

I Never Expected This!

At the start of this week my coach Belinda Trussell said she wanted to make my horse, Biasini , more sensitive to the aids. She came up and took hold of my lower leg and demonstrated how light she wanted my leg aid to be. Let me tell you it was a feather touch! Then…

Fall

This week Dutch Goes the Photo has the photo challenge of Fall. Here is my response. I love this photo and it is a header on my blog site. This photo was taken a couple of years ago in October. Now the leaves in the forest are still green with us here but within a…

Precious Pets.

This week the Lens-artists challenge is from Tina at Travels and Trifles. The challenge: Precious Pets. CATS We do not have a cat but we have had our daughter’s cat as a guest. Here is a photo of our daughter and her cat Sir Winston. dressed for a special occasion. He was a rescue who…

Seriously misplaced protest!

Before I say anything I invite you to look at this video. This is Marc Houtzager riding Calimaro in the European Championships in Rotterdam. When you hear the crowd shouting that is when the protesters came on to the jump course and ran through the jumps. Video courtesy of Horsetelex. The protesters had the words”Stop…