12 Tough Questions Hop

Blog hop? Yes. Taken from Olivia, who took it from Amanda, who took it from Alaina. Q1: What hobbies do you have outside of riding? I like reading late-18th and 19th century British and European literature, especially the Gothic stuff. Pass all of the "horrid" novels this way. Trivia, which has always been enjoyable but... Continue Reading →

25 More Questions

First, thank you all for the kind words of support and encouragement about Eli's progress. Eli says thanks, too. Now, stealing content from the $900 facebook pony, who borrowed from Viva Carlos ... I am not on tumblr so I have no idea who should get credit for originating the questions. 1. What is the... Continue Reading →

25 Questions

I have been loving the Instagram question templates just like everyone else, but Amanda had the genius idea of blogging the questions, so us slow people can actually read and provide good answers. Why horses? Why not a sane sport, like soccer or softball or curling? I am convinced there is some gene mutation that... Continue Reading →

30 Things

I am jumping someone else's train today -- May as Well Event and The $900 facebook pony both posted 30 things we didn't know about them, and I really like learning random shit about people. At first I wasn't sure that I could come up with 30 things, especially non-horsey things as Amanda did, because... Continue Reading →

Three Words Blog Hop

Nadia posted the three words she would use to describe Macy, and I found myself relating quite a bit to some of her description of Macy--I could use similar words to describe Eli, but of course not quite the same words and not quite the same reasons. Agile Eli is not simply athletic. I put... Continue Reading →

Horse Books

Amanda started a hop about horse books and what we have in our personal libraries. I realize that this isn't about horse fiction or poetry, or coffee table books, but I am including those anyway, mainly to demonstrate the slightly outdated and somewhat eclectic nature of my equestrian book collection. Although I am a librarian,... Continue Reading →

Dream Horse

A while back, Olivia posed the question, "what is your perfect horse?" I thought about this a lot and kept coming to the same conclusion. My desires are simple -- I like thoroughbreds that can jump well. I prefer a gelding, and something in the brown category, probably 16hh, and something with genuine streak of... Continue Reading →

Favorite Exercises

Amanda posted yesterday about her favorite exercises both on the flat and over fences, and asked us the question: what are our favorites? Flat Hands down, I love working on the counter canter. Performing a correct counter canter does so much for the horse and rider -- improves balance, strengthens the hind-end, heightens body awareness,... Continue Reading →

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