Tag Archives: Hanoverian

Convincing the horse

I’m laughing at myself. My last post had the word ‘amazing’ in it at least half a dozen times. I usually don’t allow that to happen. My well used thesaurus is right next to my elbow. But I forgive myself, … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Corner

Hello, my friends, I’m putting this out to you, looking for advice. Recently, Raven has begun spooking at the southeast corner of the covered arena.  That’s always been a spooky corner for many of the horses in the barn. But … Continue reading

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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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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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My handsome Valentine

Due to economic circumstances (a nice way of saying I have no paying job), I’m no longer leasing a horse. I am, however, enjoying a relationship with Raven, a magnificent black Warmblood gelding. His owner, Sue, is the most generous, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and riding instructors

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” –Wm. Shakespeare Three days ago, I stopped at the barn to handle my new horse, Alydar, Afterwards, I stopped to watch Cher long reining Miko, a Friesian/QH mare. At least I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trainers

The mark of a good teacher is seen in the success and advancement of his student. That would only make sense, correct? Alas, not in this country. No, teachers don’t teach. They bristle (and strike) when the people who pay … Continue reading

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