You Know I’m a Small Business, Right?

Do you like the writing I share? It’s free, and it always will be. That’s my gift to horses, hopefully. But do you know I have six published books, and three of them are award winners? If you’d like to read more, consider these. Stable Relation is a memoir and Horse Prayers and Horse. Woman. are both poetry. Barn Dance is a collection of essays and Relaxed & Forward and Going Steady are training essays previously on my blog. They are available on Amazon or any online bookseller or you can get signed copies on my website here.

And there is now MERCH! Go to my Zazzle Store to find t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. Zazzle sets it up so you can make the version you want, so there is lots of unique possibilities as well as ordering from the list. There is a large collection, shipping is free, and the quality is high. Be “More Interesting Than Grass” and ride for our brand! 

At the beginning of Covid, I started teaching online at The Barn School. It’s been very successful and your horse doesn’t have to go anywhere. All you need is a camera on your phone and the internet. Maybe the holiday gift your horse wants is a class with me. There are several beginning soon, but I always recommend to start is Calming Signals and Affirmative Training to start, but there are several courses and one-day classes. Learn your horse’s personal language. Learn how he thinks. Find us here.

Maybe it’s time to join our online subscription group.  Become a “Barnie.” Subscribe to our online training group with affirmative demonstration videos, audio blogs, daily quotes, free participation in “group lessons”, and live chats with Anna. Become part of the most supportive group of like-minded horsepeople anywhere. More information here.

And most of all, thank you to my clients all these years. Without the knowledge I gain from you and your horse, I couldn’t improve my work. Without your financial support, I couldn’t continue. Not to overstate it, but you all are the wind that sails me forward to deeper understanding. I cannot do this work and study without your support and I am grateful.

Thank you to the organizers who invite me to give clinics, I appreciate the opportunity to learn from new clients and for the organizers who invite me back, best of all, I get to see the progress clients have made and we get to continue forward together. I’ll be traveling less next year but first dibs to the organizers who have been loyal. Thank you for all your time and effort, it is appreciated. I can’t do it without you.

Finally, thank you to the weekly readers, those who join me every Friday morning and share their coffee and comments. It’s been 1332 published essays (and Friday mornings) so far. You have been great company. Thank you so very much.

The words don’t match my feelings. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. Still too small.


p.s. Really, thank you.


This blog is free, and it always will be. Free to read, but also free of ads because I turn away sponsorships and pay to keep ads off my site. I like to read a clean page and think you do too. If you appreciate the work I do, or if your horse does, consider making a donation.

Anna Blake

13 thoughts on “You Know I’m a Small Business, Right?”

  1. Lady – thank YOU so much – for what you do for horses (and dogs and cats and llamas and goats and burros) but thank you for Friday mornings horse fixes!!
    I imagine you are still whupped from all the traveling & getting used to your farm & your loved ones (human & animal). Enjoy being home.

  2. I am so glad that you mentioned “more interesting than grass“ in your message. It did not show up right away at the Zazzle website but I dug in and found it. Shopping is not my forte and trying to figure out how to customize my products right after I got up on Saturday morning was a challenge. I’ll press done and did my part to spread the word. I love the horse logo and was really happy. I could enlarge it to fill the front of the T-shirt.

  3. When something costs, say, $100, I’ve always “subscribed” to the notion that it’s $25 for the service and $75 for the know-how. So, Anna, if you ever decide to charge a fee for your weekly newsletter chock full of your know-how, count me as a willing subscriber!
    That said, I’ve just ordered three of your books in paperback…a very small token of my appreciation.

    • Thank you, Lynell. I appreciate it. And I do think about a ‘tip jar’, because I keep turning down sponsorships. I hate seeing ads between my words!

      • I subscribe to a pair who are on YouTube. They have a “tip jar” that you can click on while they’re airing their “show.” It’s free to all to watch and comment. They have no ad interruptions on their broadcast. I have no idea how it’s set up but surely it could be done for the written word?

  4. Thank you, Ann Guham, for highlighting the Zazzle website. I’m no techy…it took three tries before getting my order in. But “The Fine Art of Saying YES” will arrive soon!

  5. Glad to see you’re on Zazzle. A reminder to me to update my site. Beware the grey mare indeed! is on my list now. And each week I hear your voice reminding me to write….Not nagging but insistent.


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