Monday Minstrel: Riding the Teeter Totter!

Do not worry! I am not referring to the Teeter Totter of Life! This is the Monday Minstrel and I only aim to entertain and sprinkle a bit of helpful information around. If you follow this blog you will know that my Florida coach Luis Denizard (Lou to his friends) always has some ‘outside the…

Monday Minstrel: Equestrians Shopping!

I was at the Winter Equestrian Festival yesterday.It was a busy Saturday; competition in the Grand Hunter ring, jumpers in the International ring and activity and competition in the other rings . There are 12 rings and also warm up rings so it was BUSY! I was there to collect boots from Der Dau boots…

Monday Minstrel: Windows with a View.

A window with a view. This is the lens-artists photo challenge #79. Here are my responses. “Outside the window is a world that beckons and inside the window is a world for which the outside yearns.”― Anthony T. Hincks When one door closes, another window opens. Julie Andrews Below is a photo of groom Alan Davies…

Monday Minstrel: Solstice

Solstice: the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun reaches its maximum or minimum declination, marked by the longest and shortest days (about June 21 and December 22). Oxford Dictionary The word solstice has its origin from the Latin word solstitium “point at which the sun seems to stand still.” So here…

Monday Minstrel: The Glorious Cranberry

We Canadians celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in October. Unlike our Southern Neighbors we like to spread out our holidays, especially those that involve eating large quantities of Turkey. Our Thanksgiving is a celebration centering around giving thanks for the harvest. Oh yes, there is the harvest of corn, soybeans, pumpkins and so on but the…

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…

Monday Minstrel: Emily Carr and Friends.

Emily Carr ( 1871-1945)was a major Canadian artist inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Last Saturday when I was in the Yorkville district of Toronto I found a statue of her entitled “Emily Carr and Friends” by Joe Farard. Here is a photo of Emily taken during her life. Clearly horses were…

Monday Minstrel: Horsey Humor

But sometimes a pony will find a little girl and be allowed to bring her home. And she will love that pony and be very grateful. A little humor to start the week. I hope it will be a good one for all of the Horse Addict followers and readers!