Relaxed and Forward
Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Nighttime at the barn is when the edges between now and then blur. Sometimes in the gloaming, there is movement in the shadows.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Nighttime at the barn is when the edges between now and then blur. Sometimes in the gloaming, there is movement in the shadows.

A Call to Arms. (or hooves, really.)

A Call to Arms. (or hooves, really.)

WMLightYou’ve had this happen. Someone finds out you have a horse and they ask, “Do you know my sister’s friend, Diane. She has a horse.” Like there are eleven of us in the state.

People who own horses are a wide and diverse group. We divide ourselves by breed and riding discipline. Some of us crave the comradery of competition and some of us “only trail ride.” And we have strong opinions about it, not…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Endurance is the main ingredient in old age. My Grandfather horse has endured infirmity, climate change, and the weight of time and gravity.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Endurance is the main ingredient in old age. My Grandfather horse has endured infirmity, climate change, and the weight of time and gravity.

Ground Play, Cavalia style!

Ground Play!

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My Clara, at liberty and trotting up fast.

This week, I attended Cavalia, the Cirque du Soleil-inspired performance event combining horses, acrobats and dancers. There were beautiful horses, an outlandishly great live band, and a stage that altered time and space. Unrecognizably. It’s the largest traveling show in the world, mind boggling in it’s scope. And yet, there were moments so heartfelt…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

The virtue, humanity, is a set of strengths focused on “tending and befriending others.” The three strengths associated with humanity are love, kindness, and social intelligence, (as defined by Wikipedia.)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

The virtue, humanity, is a set of strengths focused on “tending and befriending others.” The three strengths associated with humanity are love, kindness, and social intelligence, (as defined by Wikipedia.)

A Cowgirl looks (squints) at 60.

A Cowgirl looks (squints) at 60.

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88 Years of (combined) excellence.

I notice I wear my glasses in the shower more often these days. Unintentionally. I mention it because as I write this, it’s my 60th birthday and I had a revelation in the shower. Wait, it gets worse.

I’ve decided it’s time to start riding naked. Who’s in? Naked Dressage. It’s an idea whose time has come. Anybody? Okay, I get that dressage has a stuffy reputation…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Morning chores with Tomboy, the briard. It’s more of an adventure for some of us than others but she’s right.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Morning chores with Tomboy, the briard. It’s more of an adventure for some of us than others but she’s right.