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Endurance riding diversifies

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This Special Madness

There’s a very funny movie titled “Throw Momma from the Train”, starring the incomparable Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j0KhXH6xLE Momma, played to hideous perfection by Anne Ramsey, is DeVito’s mother. He wants to kill her, and very quickly into … Continue reading

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The things horses fear

These days, horses don’t have much to fear. Oh, there are the usual things: horse trailers, veterinarians, unexplained noises, etc. But the things they evolved to fear: lions, tigers and bears (oh my), are no longer threats to them. Despite … Continue reading

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Show Ring prisoners

In America, we have a form of punishment for criminals called “solitary confinement”. Personally, I think that such imprisonment isn’t ‘cruel and unusual punishment”. The criminals given this form of imprisonment have demonstrated that they cannot control their violent and … Continue reading

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Why I was always so tired after riding.

(cartoon by Thelwell, from “A Leg at Each Corner”, EP Dutton, 1962) After my poor performance in my first dressage test, I read the judges’ comments. She said, “Horse very athletic, but naughty and resisted contact.” Trooper, my normally well … Continue reading

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OCD means Obsessive-Compulsive Dressage

My friend, Steffie, has been riding dressage for several years. Ten years ago, when she put me on her Dutch Warmblood mare in a dressage saddle, I liked it immediately. I’d ridden in other styles of saddle: jumping, English, western, … Continue reading

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Weird at last, weird at last!!

I was born horse crazy. I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t totally obsessed with them. I am utterly convinced that such passion is genetic. My parents were both annoyed and at a lost to explain my enthrallment. There … Continue reading

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