Llamas are brave and curious. Mine hike with packs, do llama agility, and Sebastian was a ring bearer in a wedding. (At the reception he confused the Mother-of-the-Bride’s corsage for an hors d’oeuvre. It was an easy mistake to make.)
Here at Infinity Farm we are riding in a rut- literally a rut runs along the rail of the arena. The first definition of rut in the dictionary is “a sunken track or groove made by the passage of vehicles.” Most arenas have ruts. Every week I do Zamboni work to the sand, but a … Read more
I was at a dressage show earlier this season and overheard two women talking about a rider they both knew. “She isn’t driving the horse onto the bit; she just isn’t strong enough to drive him to the bit!” one said with a sharp edge to her voice. My heart sinks when I hear comments … Read more
Riding can be a form of meditation in the best sense- a release from day to day drama and worry. It’s amazing how much better the air is just a few feet above the ground, and moving through the air at a trot really does give you the feeling that sheets get- blowing dry on … Read more
First- thanks for reading past the title- you are fearless. But on that other hand, can someone tell me what is scary about fecal matter in the first place? My farm has leavings from 8 different species and fear of it is an urban luxury we can’t afford.
“No one can teach riding so well as a horse.” C.S. Lewis While it is true that horses like a good leader- a good leader listens. The best quality of work comes from a partnership between a horse and rider that is more like a body language conversation between individuals. I think the best riders … Read more
The helmet debate continues for riders, especially of my generation. It flares up when well-known competitors or local friends get injured. After the incident passes the debate continues at a quiet level. I will be honest: I am late to the helmet wearing side of this debate. Before, I would wear them for some events … Read more
Look, our new barn logo! Erica Whitcombe designed it, and it reflects our philosophy perfectly. Infinity Farm may sound like grandiose name for this little barn. I like to think of us as a sort of Airstream trailer of equine facilities. We are a small, sleek barn with no wasted space anywhere. Stylish and efficient. … Read more