There has been quite a lot going on in life, and there haven’t been any big excursions with the horse–but I AM still riding and working with him. In fact, we’re working on canter, and we appear to have gotten over another behavioral hurdle. It’s unclear how much of the problem was him, and how… Continue reading still riding
I probably won’t get tired of trying to form fire into horses. This one is up on Redbubble, also.
These pictures are a couple years old, but I just found them again and I love them so I thought I would share. Midas looking relaxed and happy? Something I never get tired of.
I set out to make another water-themed horse, and it came out as a tree. Trees like water, so I guess it works. (It’s on Redbubble, too)
We made a discover in my most recent riding lesson: Midas was a western horse once. It started because I was picking up the reins to show my trainer what Midas can do with the bitless bridle. He was in a very agreeable mood, so I was quite surprised when he immediately backed in a tight… Continue reading the reiner inside
Today was our second proper foray into bareback and bridle-less. The first time was quite spontaneous, and went pretty well. We walked in a circle, then I tried trotting him up the long side and laughed at how very quickly steering fell apart. Then I fetched the reins and had a slightly more proper ride… Continue reading This horse
One of the great things about art is that any time you pick up your tools to play with them, it’s worthwhile. You are practicing. You are learning. Even that time I picked up ink sticks and smudged out a firey horse from memory, trying to familiar myself with the way the colors move and… Continue reading Smudging