Tag Archives: sarcasm

Eventers vs Dressage, part 1

Two days ago, Sue and I packaged Raven up for the two hour trip to our trainer. Packaging a dressage horse for transport is not a simple task. First you must know what sort of venue it is you are … 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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We're all nuts, you know. We are. So why do I lease a horse?

I’ve been leasing horses for a little over 18 months now. I’ve been doing what is called a ‘partial lease’, wherein the horse stays at home and the owner pays all the bills, and I ride the horse three or … Continue reading

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How do you:

How do you: Induce labor in a mare? Take a nap. cure equine constipation? Load them in a clean trailer. cure equine insomnia? Show them in a halter class. get a horse to stay very calm and laid back? Show … Continue reading

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Dream Pony for Sale

I saw this screamingly funny ad on The Chronicle of the Horse website. The name of the author is sales-fryzd and is linked to a Craigslist ad. I don’t suggest contacting the author, for now I shall call her Anonymous. … Continue reading

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Transporter Interruptus, or Why I Can’t Ride Like Heather.

I’ve discovered why I don’t ride as well as I wish, no matter how hard I try. I’ve been told on a few occasions that I have the ‘ideal’ conformation for a rider. I have a relatively short torso and … Continue reading

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Dream Pony for Sale

I saw this screamingly funny ad on The Chronicle of the Horse website. The name of the author is sales-fryzd and is linked to a Craigslist ad. I don’t suggest contacting the author, for now I shall call her Anonymous. … Continue reading

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