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Welcome. I’m a horse advocate, award-winning author, equine professional, and traveling clinician, teaching communication skills and dressage to horses and riders of all riding disciplines.

I’m the author of three books:  Stable Relation –A Memoir of One Woman’s Spirited Journey Home, By Way of the Barn,  Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice from Your Horse, and  Barn Dance: Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks: Tales from the herd.

The Print Version is my author blog where I share my passion for being a word geek, smiling like a fifth-grader in cat-eye glasses and a buttoned-up sweater because Grammarly is my new best friend.

I also write the AnnaBlakeBlog: Relaxed and Forward, going eight years strong and read internationally. It’s a successful, yet unconventional blog about life on the farm, horse training, and my own humorous and inspirational approach to understanding and living with animals.

At home at Infinity Farm on the flat, windy, treeless plains of Colorado with a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, and our moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro.

Thanks for stopping by.

“Lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy.” Flannery O’Connor


  1. I just finished Stable Relation – and loved every page. I am an animal author, too, author of Why is Cancer Killing Our Pets? (now under another title) although I have not had the luck to know horses. I am 68, so I may not get that opportunity. I find them beautiful and fascinating and I am terrified of their size and occasional nervousness. Nevertheless, I love your understanding of all animals you meet. Especially gratifying was the chapter on the bus trip/visit of seniors to your farm. I volunteer at a hospital and my husband cooks for a hospice center. Thanks for your wonderful work. I will try to find a place to review your second book… Deborah Straw


    • Thank you, Deborah. I love that chapter, too. And one of the things that fascinates me about horses is how they hook people who don’t know them, as well. They really are amazing, so I hope you will get to just exchange breath with one at some time. Thank you for your kind words, Deborah. I appreciate them.


  2. Anna, I just finished “Relaxed and Forward” as well as “Stable Relation,” both of which I asked for and received for Christmas. Thank you so much for writing them! They really speak to me, as a 72-year-old owner and full-time caretaker of two OTTB’s! For 37 years I evented a variety of horses, mostly TB’s, and now I’m blessed with an adoptee who is highly capable in dressage and also hacks out on the trail happily. I continue to have lessons on him, while his “big brother” has pulled the life of a “pasture puff” despite the fact he’s totally sound at 18 years old.
    I thought of you when I read this piece online:
    and thought you might like to address it in an upcoming blog.


    • Barbara, first,thank you for reading the books, and it sounds like you have great partners. I liked this article. I do appreciate the many reasons that horses are becoming more of a challenge to own. It heartbreaking to think about… but I loved the idea of not taxing them! Brilliant. Thanks for sharing the article, and commenting. Nice to “meet” you.


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