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
The thing about being both a rescue dog and a herding dog, is that you’ve already lost your herd once at least, and you sure need to stay on top of things with every ounce of your ability, because it would be the worst possible thing to fail at this job you were born to … Read more
If you are standing next to your horse and he looks away, do you think he’s distracted or even disrespectful? When your horse yawns is he sleepy? If he moves slowly, is he lazy?
Humans build monuments to those we honor and respect. Simple love usually isn’t enough for monument status; it has to be a deed above and beyond the call. Monuments are erected to heroes, those who saved us from the unthinkable. We have no monuments at Infinity Farm, but if we did, I suspect it would … Read more