200,000 Views!

Today I looked at the insights for Horse Addict and saw how many views there have been of the posts on the blog. Two Hundred Thousand plus! This may not be up there with the Social Media Influencers who have that many views on an hourly basis but for me it is a wonderful milestone….

Remembering the War Horses

Originally posted on Tuesday's Horse:
The War Horse is a memorial to the Civil War horse, designed by Tessa Pullan of Rutland, England, and given to the historical society by Paul Mellon. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in…

There but for the grace of God.

As I turned the car into the parking lot opposite the hospital I could hear it. That unmistakable thump, thump, thump,thump,thump. I parked the car and it got louder. It was right overhead. The helicopter. My husband and I got out of the car.It was landing on the roof of the hospital. Someone had got…

Memorial Day For Equines

Originally posted on The Green Horseman:
Memorial Day in the United States takes place on the last Monday in May to honor and remember the fallen soldiers of our armed forces.  While we honor our fallen we must also remember that humans were not the only ones who served during wartime. Today’s society uses horses…

The warmth of a smile 😊

Originally posted on Popsicle Society:
“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Chris Hart Such a simple gesture but so difficult to do sometimes. But remember that it doesn’t cost you anything. Smile and be happy! 😃  Photo credit: Pixabay-smiling donkeys

I’m not singing in this rain!

“Well, we have to stay positive. ” the chirpy young woman said as she served my bowl of split pea soup. I thanked her and agreed . Yes we must stay positive. But I did not feel positive. It was raining, again, and cold, again. A high of only 7 Celsius on May 13 is…

Warmth in the Sunday Stills

Warmth can refer to the physical temperature and to the atmosphere in a social situation. This has been a cold spring here in Ontario and we have had little warmth. The birds waiting to get to our feeders are puffing up to keep warm. Some are here in their breeding plumage but the spring warmth…

Dressage with Golf Sartorial Commentary.

During the two and a half day drive home from South Florida my husband and I were glued to the Masters on satellite radio. I found the commentary describing the clothing of the golfers highly entertaining. Even for TV the world of golf commentary goes into descriptions of the golfer’s clothing. “Hugh is in a…

The Gift of Goodbye.

Today we had to say goodbye to our little friend Tia. She was in her 14th year and she had been with my husband David and me for 12 of those years. I always felt she was very happy to have a family of her own. She had been intermittently unwell for the past couple…

One Word Sunday -Row

Percherons at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. My response to the One Word Sunday challenge ROW.