The Dense crowd. The solitary rider.

This weeks Word Press Photo Challenge is the word “dense“. This is my response: a photo of Laura Graves on her horse Verdades riding in front of a packed stadium at the Global Dressage Festival back in¬†February. ¬† Tomorrow, April 1st, she will ride the Grand Prix freestyle at the World Cup competition in Omaha….

Monday Minstrel: Blank, a ‘no name’ 18th C. stallion

This is a portrait of the stallion Blank. He was owned by Peregrine Bertie, the 3rd Duke of Ancaster.Here is some information I found about this horse from an early book on the painter George Stubbs. “Blank, a bay horse foaled in 1740 was bred by the Earl of Godolphin and got by the Godolphin…