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…

In the Country…

I live in the country so when I saw that Amy’s challenge for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #64 was countryside or small towns I grabbed my cameras and went out to take a few photos of the area around our house. We have one acre on the corner of a 100 acre farm. Back in the…

We Have a Puppy!

As many of you may know we had to say goodbye to our little mini-Schnauzer, Tia, last April when she became ill. Not having a dog left a hole in our lives, especially for my husband,David, who used to take Tia everywhere with him. So in May we got in touch with Irene Wessler, of…

Believe in Yourself!

Believe in yourself, your horse, your dreams. Carl Hester This past weekend Carl Hester won his 66th National Championship title. Sixty six!! Here is what he posted on his Facebook page about this latest win. 11 yrs ago Barney came 3rd in the 4 year old class at Stoneleigh. Fast forward to this weekend (a…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge

This photo was taken at a competition that was deluged with rain. You can see the grey specks of rain drops against the black horse. I edited this photo in Lightroom Classic to remove any color from the background and left only the red on the horse’s bonnet. I think the Animal challenge was a…

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.