Scientists are studying equine social behavior, now. No horse person is surprised, but they keep finding out that horses are insanely smart, learn body language, words, and problem solving skills. Some horses definitely have more problem solving skills than others. I can’t wait for them to do a study comparing horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.… Continue reading Science and the horse
This post originally appeared on 8/22/2015 on my other blog. I worked on an independent film once. I even got paid. Before that I’d volunteered on some productions and also been very involved in my college’s film club. I still miss the acting and writing–even the costume design–and think about ways to get back into… Continue reading How dabbling in movie making changed how I watch movies.
Flowers are pretty great. It’s hard to keep them alive indoors since there isn’t a lot of direct light–the windowsill below is very popular as one of the few with direct light all morning. I recently found a leafy plant whose care tag said “ambient light” and another that read “minimal light” so I snapped them… Continue reading Brightening
I want to be able to ride Midas, formerly the bully freight train, bridleless and halterless. He already goes quietly in a halter–before I broke my foot I was cantering him in a halter. The time off from the foot was a serious set back for me, and set back our ridden work. So we… Continue reading Operation Bridleless
I have never done a jumper show before, and I think I understand now why people love jumpers so much. It’s a lot of fun to test your skills zipping around a course as fast and clean as you can. Or, I imagine it would be. Our goal was to not zip, just to go around the… Continue reading First Jumper Show
Well, Zorro and I watched Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman over the weekend. I have a lot of thoughts skittering about, so for my own sake I’m writing them down. I grew up watching Teen Titans and the Batman/Superman Adventures, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. I haven’t read a single DC comic book.… Continue reading Suicide Squad and company
Several years ago Midas became my project. I’d ridden his stablemate, a retired show pony, and then trained a boarder, a gaited pasture potato, and when the pony and the boarder were gone…it was Midas’ turn. He was a big bully. A really big bully. On the ground, and even worse in the saddle. I was… Continue reading Midas