This post originally appeared on my other blog March, 30, 2015. I have updated and added some information. It’s probably J.R.R. Tolkien’s fault. Shadowfax and the exceptional horses of Rohan have made super-smart horses an important part of high fantasy. Even without an attempt on personification, horses also tend to be important features of any story… Continue reading Writing a Believable Horse
This article in the Atlantic (linked here) about the psychology of clothes, and how they make us feel, made me laugh. Not because I think it’s ridiculous, but because women have known this for years. It’s an oft used joke that the first step a woman takes in a new endeavor is buying clothes for… Continue reading Psychology of Clothing
‘Tis the season for gingerbread and pies, but why not make a ginger ice cream to go with that pie? Ginger Ice Cream and Pumpkin Pie were long lost lovers, you know. You should reunite them. I read a lot of ice cream recipes–including several ginger recipes before concocting one that cooked the eggs but… Continue reading Ginger Chip Ice Cream
I originally thought that Midas bucking after fences was what caused his owner to fall off in the hunt field a few years ago. Now, after watching things unfold after I took a tumble at the jumper show, I think that the first fall was just because stuff happens. And I think that it freaked… Continue reading Jumping
It’s fall, I should probably be taking advantage of the crisp air to throw a saddle on and do some hand galloping. But my gut, for some reason, has this deep obsession with bareback work and pushing toward bridlelessness. We have also been doing some ground work with elevated poles–two in a row–to help with… Continue reading Bareback practice
The rocky part isn’t my favorite bit to walk on, but look at the colors!
The story behind the emerald horse.