Originally posted 2013. 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 … Continue reading
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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
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
(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
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