Five Habits for Good Horsemanship

In my history with horses I have made some mistakes and learned from them. Here are five things that I believe are important habits for an amateur rider to develop. Get the right horse for where you are now in your riding. If you are an amateur with a small budget think carefully about how…

Horses! Horses Everywhere! But nary one to ride.

This week Amy gave us the Lens-artists Challenge “At Home”. I don’t have my horse at my home and with the lockdown continuing I am still not able to ride. But as I walked through my home I realized there are many horses. Here are two greys painted by Mabel Hollams. When I am very…

Sunday Swans

The swans are back. While the ice was on the small lake near our house the swans and the Canada geese were both trying to lay claim to the nesting rights. In this photo from a previous post you can see the swans on the left and the Canada goose is circled on the right….

Book Review: What Happened to Frank?

What Happened to Frank is the first in the series of Meg Sheppard mysteries written my Vicky Earle. The novel opens with Meg Sheppard getting ready to ride one of the horses she has on her farm.Usually she loves to ride. But this day is not a usual day. It is the one year anniversary…

Good Morning!

“Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate, Still achieving, Still pursuing, Learn to labor, And to wait.” The words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the ‘first thing in the morning’ enthusiasm of our little mini-Schnauzer June seemed to be the ideal response to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge “Morning” given…

Finding joy? A five year old can show you how.

My daughter put up a post on Facebook about my Grandson Silas. I have to share it with you as it shows us how joy can be found in the simplest of things. These are her words to describe how this happened. Silas got a gold star for learning his new words today, which is…

Biasini Speaks:This is Different!

Hello Dear Humans! I am back home. But things are very different here. I am in a new stall. I am in between two horses. On one side I have Serry. We have been to some shows together so I know him. He’s a good guy. The only odd thing about him is he has…

Update:Pets and the Pandemic.

I recently wrote a post about our little mini-Schnauzer June and how she was reacting to the pandemic. Or to put it more precisely, how she was reacting to us, her humans, reacting to the pandemic. When I wrote the post she seemed to be a bit unsettled and needed to be closer to us….

Looking Back to Happy Memories

This weeks Lens Artists Photo Challenge comes to us from Journeys with JohnBo. Since most of us are in lockdown he invites us to ‘go back’ and visit places through our photos. As many of you know I am missing my horse Biasini. He is only 15 minutes away by car but due to the…

CFFC: You Pick

Cee has given us this photo for week 5 of the Fun Foto Challenge. Here is my take on it. I’m going with the Ferris Wheel idea!

Macro Monday: Milkweed

The milkweed is much prized by the Monarch butterfly and I am familiar with how it looks in the summer. But this past week I found it in a different state while walking on the Oak Ridges Trail.This is how it looks after surviving the Canadian winter. And here is the seed pod after it…