Monday Minstrel: The One and Only Whistlejacket.

When you enter the National Gallery in London England,walk up the first flight of steps,turn to the right and there he is at the end of the hallway. He is looking right at you. It is Whistlejacket. George Stubbs was commissioned by the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham to paint the stallion Whistlejacket in 1762. Stubbs…

Hot Climate or Cold Climate?

“We got through the summer!” This was a comment I heard on a sheep station in central Australia years ago. I thought that in many parts of Canada we talk about ‘getting through the winter’. When I heard the Australian speaking about getting through the summer I thought I would rather ‘get through’ heat than…

A 42,000-year-old Mummified Foal!

A small foal who died some 42,000 years ago has been found in the Batagaika crater in Yukutia , Northern Russia. The perfectly preserved remains of the foal are thought to be the long extinct Lenskaya horse. The foal is perfectly preserved due to having been buried in mud which then froze and has remained…

Film Review: The Mustang

The Mustang is not an action film. It is not a Disney or a Marvel and it has no hi tech CGI effects. It is a small film about wild horses and prison inmates. At least I thought that was what it was going to be. But it is a lot more than that. This…

Dressage with Golf Sartorial Commentary.

During the two and a half day drive home from South Florida my husband and I were glued to the Masters on satellite radio. I found the commentary describing the clothing of the golfers highly entertaining. Even for TV the world of golf commentary goes into descriptions of the golfer’s clothing. “Hugh is in a…