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.
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].
Thank you for reading,