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Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

A distorted image can still tell the truth. This is a shadow on a cold and very windy, winter day....

Edgar Rice Burro, Bon Vivant.

I think we all knew it was only a matter of time. Edgar wanted me to wait to make this...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

Hank would know. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Nope, it’s Me- I’m Too Sensitive (Part Two.)

“You know what your problem is? You're too sensitive.” Ouch. Have you heard this? It feels like being accused of...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

Down, with a Trusting Eye. Anna, Infinity Farm.

My Horse is Too Sensitive (Part One.)

"My horse is really sensitive. He isn't a just a Quarter Horse, you know. He needs special handling." When I...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

Regret? Never. Not even once. I could take a lesson. Anna, Infinity Farm.

The Marlboro Man Isn’t My Type.

The Marlboro Man isn’t for me.  He's the strong and silent type- it might be a romantic image on film,...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

Ready...  Set... Slam! After a blizzard lock-down, Andante's favorite game is to slam-dance snowdrifts. He stomps snow to bits-it's a...

Horse News: Good and Bad…

It was big news when Moorlands Totalis sold last year. Zenyatta is due to foal soon and the press is...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

HOPE. Usually this topic would have me think of the babies around the farm, but not this year. I have...

“I Have Such Hope for This Species.”

Some riders are convinced that their horse has a devious plan for world domination- at their expense. Or that their...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

. . Simple: Short, Stylish, No hair product required. . . Anna, Infinity Farm.

January: The Mourning Month.

Winter doldrums: I'm dragging my feet all the way in from the arena, the ground is dry, the grass is...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Peaceful: Iberian Sport Horse sleep habits. Anna, Infinity Farm.

I notice that no one is asking me for beauty tips.

I have been blogging along for a couple of years now and I notice that no one is asking me...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

(verb) launch, set up, establish, found, plunge, set in motion All that and more. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Absurd Helmet Excuses.

This week there was a photo of Queen Elizabeth riding at age 85. Bless her heart; she has always been...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Holiday on Ice. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Give Peace a Chance- Start in the Barn.

This is the time of year holiday greetings include Peace on Earth. We need it- there is so much conflict...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Between teeth and ears: boots with a spit shine. Anna, Infinity Farm.

An Everyday Nativity Scene.

Infinity Farm is not located in the Holy Land, but we are a stable. This isn't really a manger. It's a...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

Predictable. Anna, Infinity Farm.

All I Want for Christmas…(is Thanksgiving.)

I got an advertisement in the mail from a local tack store this week. It was printed to look like a Christmas wish...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

Llama Line Dance. Nobody parties like a llama. The one in the middle is 18 this year- she is the...

Gratitude for the Glorious Gift of Poop.

This is how you can tell there is a tourist in the barn: they keep their eyes on the ground...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting…

...till  Mom gets the cooler and I get the horse. (Hannah, the littlest Barn Rat.) Anna, Infinity Farm.

Speed Dating Rescue Horses- and Slaughter.

“Hey, Little Red-haired Girl, I have your pony here!!!” Meet Bailey, my most recent date. If you follow my blog, you...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Darryl, his brother Darryl, and his other brother Darryl. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Acknowledgement Matters.

Acknowledgement: Synonyms are credit, gratitude, thanks, appreciation, and respect.   I know acknowledgement is what  animals yearn for most  of   all. (Humans included.) Sometimes a scratch on the nose...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

Mare Breakfast: "That old gelding- he is just like Sean Connery. The older he gets, the sexier he looks." Anna Blake,...

Part Three: Thanksgiving Every Day.

Christmas is bearing down, getting closer every day, and I continue to defiantly focus on Thanksgiving, a week away. I...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder

Wonder what kind of horse that is... Anna, Infinity Farm.

Part Two: Thanksgiving Every Day.

Last week I had a bit of a Christmas rant (read) and declared I would celebrate Thanksgiving until New Years....

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Can Hank come out? Anybody??? Anna, Infinity Farm.

Part One: Thanksgiving Every Day.

I saw the first holiday decorations come out a few days before Halloween. I did not burst into a rousing...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

Hidden can be a state of mind. I have hidden here myself. For almost a quarter of a century. Anna,...

My Barn is Haunted.

It starts innocently. Maybe when you were little, your dad watched John Wayne movies like mine did. We fell in...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

Last week's Possibility grows into Opportunity. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Canadian Goose Quadrille.

My corner of Colorado is having a particularly colorful Autumn. The sun rise is later and later, but the dawn...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

Possibility, napping on her nose. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Let’s Dance.

Ernest & Grace trip the light fantastic.
The connection between horses and music is not abstract....

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort

Comfort is a soft place to rest.    Again.     And again... Anna, Infinity Farm

Love Poem

I fell in love with horses all over again this week. Yes, it was a pretty short fall and yes,...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

  WordPress prompted for a sunset photo, but I have been posting so many sunsets lately. Still, a view of Pikes...

And on My Farm I Had Some Ducks…

There was a small gaggle of ducks to begin with. The girls laid tasty eggs, usually dropped at a run...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

A sure sign of Fall. Five o'clock pony shadow. Anna, Infinity Farm.

Riding as an Art. Literally.

I am hooked on the writings of classical trainers. It isn't that I am an elitist; they use an inspiring word that...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

Half-Horse/Half-Human Anna, Infinity Farm.

Under Saddle: Control and Freedom.

The equestrian world can seem kind of bi-polar. Some of us ride like headless (brainless) horsemen with little consciousness for...

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