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…

A Day in the Life of a Championship Horse Groom!

What is it like to be the groom taking care of some of the most famous horses in the  world at a big Championship like the Olympics or World Equestrian Games?  I had the chance, last May, to find out from Alan Davies, travelling groom for British riders Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin.  I asked…