What You Need to Know to Follow Along

Virtual Brush Box is a daily blog mostly about horses.

In 2010, I bought my big, fancy midlife crisis horse for hunter/jumper/eventing/dressage/whatever looked good and brought home shiny ribbons [The Cast Assembles]. It didn’t work out. Four years later, I bought a young prospect [Meet Milton]. That didn’t work out either. Both are in my backyard. Both are gorgeous, talented, annoying, and useless. Thus the low-grade whine of frustration that permeates the blog [Hello Whining, My Old Friend]. I say they are useless, but only from a competition point of view. As household entertainment, they excel.

In 2012, I started saddle seat lessons as a way to get out of the house [Sam I Am].

As of September 2018, the first horse, Rodney, remains a pasture ornament. We have taught the second horse, Milton, to drive [Milton’s First Carriage Drive] and I have started showing him in Introductory dressage [Maintaining Our Firm Grip On Last Place] and hunt seat [Victory Is Ours!]. Jumping is in the future. Then again, jumping was in the future in 2010. But I digress. I continue to visit the saddle seat world without committing [Why I Am Not A Saddle Seat Genius, And Probably Won’t Be].

As of August 2019, things are looking up. Both horses are in work. While neither horse is where I thought they would be at this point, we make creeping progress. Crosses fingers.

Blog Content
I write about horses, horse shows, horse care, and a range of things vaguely horse-shaped, including photography, stamps, books, LEGO, and so on. I write mostly about me and my environs. I’ve been out of the mainstream too long to have much of an opinion on current horse events. That’s not true. I have opinions, most of them based on 20-year old data. So I keep to myself.

Also post about my cats, because what would the Internet be without cats [Our New Four-In-Hand]?

Monday & Tuesday – Home Team
Wednesday – Saddle Seat
Thursday – Driving
Friday – Photography
Saturday – Writing
Sunday – Art

While Friday/photography & Sunday/art are not directly about riding, I try to keep the content horse-adjacent. Saturday/writing, no, completely off topic. My future novel has no horses in it. It doesn’t have much else in it at the moment either, but I’m fairly sure it won’t be a horse novel.

Schedule subject to change IRL if I have too much of one topic or and/or not enough of the other. For example, show reports tend to run over; conversely driving post are thin on the ground when I have not been near a cart in months.

This section updated December 1, 2019.

The Rest of the Story
For more on the history of the blog, the people who make it possible, and the reason the name doesn’t match the url, please visit [State of the Blog, Introduction]. For my approach to comments, see [Comment Policy].

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Updated 8/9/19

14 replies »

    • Hello David. A while back, I wrote a haiku (using a broad definition of the term) a day for about a month. Had its own little notebook & everything. Nothing done daily is easy.

  1. I admire anyone who can write daily. I tried to for my blog, at first, but then the weather started to get nice and being inside just isn’t where I want to be. When it gets hot, I’ll likely go back to every day or so. Maybe.
    Need to go look around more to catch up on the horse shopping saga. Horses are like men, the right one comes along when you least expect it. Good luck.

  2. I, too, have a ‘mostly equestrian’ page and I’m trying to write a post a day. It’s harder than I ever imagined it would be. Life just keeps getting in the way of intentions. Gaaaahhh!! What’s with that??

    • How long have you been at it? The first month was a piece of cake. I ran on enthusiasm. The second month was TOUGH. Then I got into the mindset of seeing everything as a blog post. Not sure I recommend that as a way of viewing the world, but it does make the posting easier. Do you post every day or generate several at a time & schedule them?

  3. I am looking for photos of my granddaughter (ava harris from rocking s farms) who rode in spring show at rainsville in the exceptional class. Please send me photographer’s info so i can order some pics.
    Rurh hedgepetg

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