Monday Minstrel: Poem by Anna Blake

Such an arc to his stride, soft rhythm as his hooves cut the arena sand. Sit tall, rider, with balance and broad shoulders. Fill your lungs and share his pride. And then just ask for a little more. Too much and he’ll lurch on tense muscles. Ask with the quiet belief that when he feels…

Perfect Posture: Balanced rider, Balanced horse.

A rider who is functionally strong and balanced will create a strong and balanced horse. As riders, we don’t think of it as science, but strength is a biomechanical process, and correct posture is a requirement for our bodies to move as they were designed. Kathlyn Hossack, Athletic therapist/Kinesiologist. I read this the other day…

Biasini Speaks: Ma Leueen speaks too!

Hello Dear Humans! I am very well and I hope the same for you. In this blob post Ma Leueen will be speaking too. I have a video for you and she told me that she would do some speaking on it to let you know where we were. I agreed and said that was…

Not all daffodils are yellow. FOTD

Most of the daffodils in our garden are yellow but last fall I put in some bulbs of daffodils that are not entirely yellow and now they are here. I have seen several lovely photos of bright pink flowers posted by other bloggers. I am a bit late to the party but here is my…

What’s new?

I have seen new birds that I did not see all winter at our feeders. Here is a white crowned sparrow. This elegant little bird is a ground feeder and although they are supposed to be more rare in the East of North America I have seen as many as five at a time pecking…

What do you do for sore muscles?

I will explain at the end of this post why I am asking this. So, tell me, what do you do if you have sore muscles perhaps from too much gardening or too much of a gym workout? I think the answer depends on how important your body is too you. If you are an…

Three things we need to remember.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. Jack Layton former leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada Jack Layton said this before his death in 2011. He knew nothing of Covid or the Pandemic that was…

So Many Details. So Little Time.

Dressage is all about the details. There are an infinity of details that must be remembered and carried out. Focusing on the details is the Lens Artists challenge this week given to us by Patti. This is a tough one for me as my dressage life is all about details. Endless details! But how can…

The Changing Seasons

Just after Christmas I went out with Biasini to the forest trails. There was about a foot of fresh snow. It was like riding through an Enchanted forest. Here is the Enchanted Forest in December And now here is the same trail in April. I have added a voice over thanks to the suggestion of…