A gentle twist, a rolling curve, and a suspension of disbelief. Because why should braiding a mane be any less artistic than the ride? Andante (Belgian X TB) is loved, ridden, and braided by Leslie Middleton. Glad to have them in the herd with us at Infinity Farm. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge … Read more
One of the best lessons I know about training horses I learned from a puppy back when I was nineteen.
This is an odd photo for my blog. It’s a work of art, unusual gemstones in a unique pendant, hand made by me. In my first career, I was a goldsmith. For over 30 years, I created one-of-a-kind fine art jewelry in my gallery/studio, just after an early morning trip to work my horses at … Read more
Most of us started as back yard riders. No shame, we were kids, we climbed up and rode. When we fell off, we climbed up and rode some more.
These two horses, these especially, love to play the run game. They are always on the move, curious and energetic. They race and prance and graze and start over again with eloquence and emotion. Movement is their language. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy … Read more
It’s a Grandfather Spring. Those words don’t go together well.
It is spring, I hear, but it’s hard to tell at this altitude. This high flat prairie is khaki tan with hardly a green shadow. The wind crosses the farm like a speed skater and if there are tiny leaves budding on the trees, they have been flogged and bruised. The temperature says spring but … Read more
The goal in Horse Agility is sweet partnership, in a relaxed/forward sort of way, with the horse doing the work and the handler quietly asking. Sounds like dressage to me: Ground Dressage.
Letters: Most writers have stacks of paper on their desks, but I have stacks of cats. It’s an element of my particular style. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My … Read more
It starts innocently enough, just like every other thing that happens around horses. A rider might have a problem with their horse, or maybe a goal. It sounds innocent enough. Then there’s the horse, maybe he’s confused or maybe he’s bored. No blame, no fault. He’s being honest and if you don’t like what he … Read more