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The OMG moment

Please go to my google blog, http://thehorsemadscientist.blogspot.com I no longer actively post on Word Press, but for some reason, Blogger doesn’t actively seek my followers out and I bet Word Press won’t. I have made some huge strides in riding … Continue reading

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Someone who rides worse than me.

Please go to my google blog “The Horsemad Scientist” at http://thehorsemadscientist.blogspot.com to read my most recent post. I finally found someone who rides dressage worse than me. I don’t post on wordpress anymore, because I don’t like how they’ve changed … 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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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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An appalling dearth of ethics-and compassion.

In late 2010, I began a lease on a 7/8th Quarter Horse gelding named Hank. (Barn name, not registered name.) Hank was a 12 yr. old chestnut gelding. He had three white feet and one area of white hairs on … Continue reading

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Divorcing the Diva

Well, it’s done. Sometimes, you just have to walk out of a relationship because it’s become too toxic to bear anymore. That was my relationship with Patti. Originally, it was supposed to be merely a lease agreement: I was leasing … 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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