Now and Then

This week Amy has given us the Lens-Artists challenge of Now and Then. Amy was looking at how life was before the Pandemic and how it is now. What a thought provoking topic. At first I was not sure how I would approach it. But then I thought about what I was doing in November…

Monday Minstrel: The Horses of India.

J.T. Khanewala of Don’t Hold Your Breath blog commented on a recent post about how life would be different if horses had become extinct. He told me that in Asia the heavy work was done by oxen and there are no draft breeds as there are in the West. For both of us this peaked…

Riding the Dressage Horse like a Western Reiner!

I was having trouble with the shoulder in. Coach Belinda Trussell recognized what the problem was. “You are using too much inside rein. Try using both reins and neck rein him like a Western horse.” I did that but the inside are was still too dominant so I took my whip and held it horizontally…

Book Review: Horse Woman by Anna Blake

I was delighted when Anna Blake’s new book arrived . I have read other books by her, both poetry and prose. This book, Horse Woman, is poetry. In essence it is an autobiography in poems. These poems give us glimpses into Anna’s childhood as well as her life now. Here are a few lines from…

Found in the Neighborhood.

This week Ann-Christine has given us the challenge of what we find in our neighborhood for the Lens-Artists Challenge # 123 My response is to give you the North, South, East, and West of my neighborhood. These photos were all taken this morning with my phone. We had the first snow and I thought: “Well…

Sgt. Reckless Hero of the Marine Corps.

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
For the past several days I have posted about horses in war as a way to remember them leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. ┬áThe posts have been grim reminders of the horrors of war. Today I would like to look at a brighter story and honor a horse…

Copenhagen: The Duke of Wellington’s War Horse.

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
Yesterday’s post was dedicated to Marengo, one of Napoleon’s favorite horses. Today we can take a look at Copenhagen the horse of the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Copenhagen foaled in 1808 and was of Thoroughbred and Arabian parentage. He was the Duke of Wellington’s…