Monday Minstrel: Peyo the Hospital Horse.

I recently posted a book review of Riding Home, the Power of Horses to Heal by Tim Hayes. I know that many people are familiar with the idea of dogs who visit people in hospital but horses? There are videos of mini horses who visit hospitals and care homes but a full sized horse? Here…

Sunday Swans and Squirrels

Previously I posted about the two swans on the small lake up the road from us. They did have some babies. I have only seen two ( possibly there were more but they provided a meal for a raccoon or snapping turtle) but they seem to be growing and the parents keep them well away…

Webinar:Make it a 10 please!

The Webinar hosted by Equestrian Canada ran into some techincal difficulties and had a later than planned start. Once it got under way, Ron King ,who was the moderator told us there were 78 attendees logged in. He then introduced the panelists. Brittany Fraser Beaulieu, Megan Lane and Lindsay Kellock. All three are stars of…

The Unsung Heroes of Covid 19

There are many unsung heroes in the Pandemic but today there is one group that has a special place in my heart. All schools in Ontario have been closed since the start of the lockdown in March. Recently parents were notified there would be a day to come to the school and collect your child’s…

Book Review: A Street Cat Named Bob

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
Why am I, a Horse Addict, writing a book review about a cat book? I don’t even own a cat. I would not describe myself as a “cat person”. So why review this book? I am reviewing this book in the hope that if you have not already read it you…

Something Cute on my desk!

This week Cee’s Photography Hunt for Joy challenge is “Put something cute on your desk.” This photo was taken when I was working in the Media Center at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon N.C. in 2018. There were Australians with kangaroos and their flag and so I thought I would bring out my little…

Only 45 minutes to get to FEI level.

Ride from the ground? Allow the student to assess their ride and comment? At the start of my Friday lesson my coach Belinda Trussell asked me what was the teaching method that worked best for me. We both agreed that as a visual learner I benefit from watching videos of my lessons and Belinda had…