One of my dear friends sent me a page-a-day calendar titled “What horses teach us.” The picture on the front was of some sort of Gypsy Vanner with a spectacular mane and the quote “Great hair is the best revenge.” It made me laugh, and I sort of expected more horse related humor on the… Continue reading What horses teach us
What do you do on a near 80 degree day in February when you only have an hour and your fur beast still has his full winter coat? You do liberty work with the mounting block, and then you randomly decide to climb on him, without bothering to put on reins or bareback pad or… Continue reading Bridleless update
The herd BFF arrangement is color coded. The bays hang together, and the chestnuts hang together. Sort of. Only sort of because Maverick desperately wants to stay Charlie’s BFF and and Midas just doesn’t consider himself a part of anything.
Apparently most artists go through a blue period. It’s because blue is such a wonderful color. So much depth and feeling and warmth and comfort and richness and….you get the idea. Also, that black-like color? I mixed that. On purpose. Progress!
Windy day, freshly brushed mane…
Every week or so the Mice come to ride Midas. He is now thoroughly and completely desensitized to high voices and powerful lungs that exuberantly greet him from a distance. He’s also adjusted pretty well to being hugged–though I think it still bewilders him a bit. He is accustomed to children jumping away when he… Continue reading Mice and Midas
Originally published in 2014 on my other blog. This spring and summer I rode my burly foxhunter, Midas, through fields performing the one-rein stop every 10 steps or so in order to, 1) learn the thing, and 2) not be bolted with. Now we have pretty well mastered the maneuver as taught by Clinton Anderson… Continue reading Why the one-rein stop is great