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My Splendid Summer

I’ve not written lately. We have had the most splendid summer, and I spent most of it outdoors. We had warm, dry weather from June. This is unheard of in Washington State. We routinely wear heavy rain jackets to watch … Continue reading

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Which is worse…Rebel or Rae?

Rae is the manager (well, the distaff half of the team) of the stable I hang around. She’s a bit odd. At times, she’ll completely ignore me. I don’t care, in fact, I’d rather she ignored me than ‘advise’ me.  … Continue reading

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The trouble with Rebel

Rebel moved into the barn about two months ago. Rebel isn’t his real name, but it is his real game. Julie, his owner, is a timid, mousey little thing. She’s very retiring, doesn’t say much. She’s, oh, in her early … Continue reading

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The Freedom Song

Yesterday, Sue related to me, Raven was bad. He is usually a sweetie, but he does have a bit of the devil in him, and it popped out after she schooled him. Because it’s only polite, she and I usually … Continue reading

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When Manure Matters

A couple of years ago, I was given the Stamp of Authenticity as a horseman when a non-horseman told me “you horse people are weird”. (See “Wierd at last”, 12/12/2011). I was told this when the non-horseman discovered me mucking … 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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The secrets we keep

We horsemen all have secrets. They are usually of two types-personal secrets, such as “I’m afraid to trail ride” or “I don’t really like my horse but can’t bring myself to admit it out loud because I’ve put in thousands … Continue reading

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