Thank you again, L. from Viva Carlos! 1. Have you ever owned a horse? On paper, yes; since I was seven and my parents bought me Skye. Since then I also own(ed) Arwen, Thunder, Secret, Dancer, Magic and Exavior. In reality, they’re all God’s horses. 2. What is your favourite aspect of your discipline? If […]Read More November’s 10 Questions
EXAMS ARE OVER!!! So. Happy. Anyway… I had originally entered Arwen into a cross-training show last weekend, but it ended up being cancelled and cross-country lessons being held at the same venue instead. I was not terribly upset about this because I was really excited to have a lesson from this instructor, who was the […]Read More Jump All the Things!
One of my most controversial philosophies is that it is not always the rider’s fault when things go wrong. Maybe this comes from working with a lot of young horses, or maybe in ten years’ time I’ll disagree with myself, but right now I’m pretty sure of this. Of course, many horse problems are not […]Read More It’s Not Always the Rider’s Fault
I have been submerged under a sea of shows, equine arrivals, NaNoWriMo, and those other annoying little things called exams, which have been kinda pushed to the side in light of other (more important) things going on, so we shall see how that one turns out… Anyway, dearly beloved, I have come briefly to the […]Read More It Never Rains… actually, it rains all the time, usually pouring…
My beloved horse, You are a horse, and have no concept of birthdays. When I pushed your luxurious black forelock back from your eyes and pressed my cheek to yours so that your sleek fur bristled against my fragile skin, and whispered “Happy birthday, buddy” to your forward-tipped ears, you understood not a word. But […]Read More Happy Birthday, Thunder