Silent Sunday

All photos by Joanna Jodko Photography. White Fences Show February 22,23 2019

Dancing in the Rain!

It was raining. A steady downpour of rain. But dressage riders can take that in stride especially if they are Canadian. Yesterday I went down to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to see the Intermediare 1 Freestyle. The freestyle is where the riders and their coaches will choose choreography from the required movements of the…

Helgstrand Dressage and Haute Couture Horses!

Wednesday, January 9. 2019 was the ‘preview’ of the horses at Helgstrand Dressage. This is the creme de la creme of dressage horses. They have many of the qualities of haute couture fashion garments: high-quality, expensive, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers. These horses are high…

The White Elephant Gift Challenge

Fellow blogger Subbashini of Exploring the World Around Us gave me a “gift” as part of the White Elephant Challenge. Her gift was her drawing of a horse.  Subbashini illustrates her blog posts with lovely drawings and I was honored to have received this horse gift. This Challenge is to give the gift of a…

Happiness is….

If horses are the medicine then happiness is being able to ride…

The Brilliance of Carl Hester

When I saw the ragtag daily prompt, ‘Brilliance‘ I immediately thought of Carl Hester and the day I saw him competing at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon NC last September.   Why did this make me think of Carl Hester? Because he is the acknowledged master of dressage, not only in his native Britain and…

Monday Minstrel: Looking through….

Today I am responding to the Lens-Artists weekly photo challenge. This weeks challenge (Window) comes from Leya. This photo above is a detail from a window in Wilton House in England. Here is another from Wilton House. And this is a favorite of mine. The view from the Tate Modern Gallery on London’s South Bank…