Another Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event has come and gone without me. Am I sorry? Of course, but not as much as I thought I would be. From 1998 to 2010, I went to Lexington for the week to work, to write, to run about. It was always a blast. Then life changed and it seemedContinue reading “Kentucky Memories”
“Mushroom hunting is not simply a matter of traipsing through the woods after it rains. It is an art, a skill, a meditation, a process.” Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms by Eugenia Bone [Rodale 2011] page xv. Quoting David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified:A Comprehensive Guide to the Fleshy Fungi. Riding correctlyContinue reading “Inspiration Is Everywhere”
Previous Horse hated cows. Cows across the street. We used to trot up & down our long driveway for conditioning hacks. The only thing that made him more nervous than the cows across the street was the empty field where the cows had been on the last pass. Which way did they go? Which wayContinue reading “WCOW”
For this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge: Flowers and Wildflowers. There was a lovely moment of a black horse amid the yellow flowers. Given Mathilda’s camera phobia, I couldn’t take the picture.
I’m feeling lazy, so here’s one from the archives. Sadat Avenel Farm Fall Show October 21, 1978 Maiden Equitation
I took your collective advice, went to the Title Nine website, used their measuring chart, and ordered a garment with underwire & racing back. The result has enough straps, hooks, and cross-bracing that it ought to be made out of Kevlar and stop bullets. However, I was comfortable and the runway judges approved. Mission accomplished.
And the winner is Sam Willie. In the morning, it was decreed that I would ride Sam. However, halfway through the day, Lola decided she’d Had Enough. She was done showing and no one was going to change her mind. The resulting horse shuffle put me on Willie. After a quick swap of pre-ride visualizations,Continue reading “Show Report: ETSA Spring Classic, Cleveland, TN”