Work: same as Sunday, plus dog. Rating: remembered all lessons. Gold star. Ramblings for the day: Miniature Memoirs. Yesterday’s funk required a snack run. Checkout lane ennui begat O Magazine. Article inside: “You …. in Six Words“. Smith originated the idea. O venue. My blog life in six words: 1) Patience 2) my 3) a**,Continue reading “Brevity is the soul of wit.”
Work: AM groom/PM rained out. Evaluation: meh. Ramblings for the day: Given the ultimate heat death of the universe, does anything matter? Ever have days like that?
Work: PM1 heat therapy & middle-distance handwalk/PM2 groom. Evaluation: warm weather = happy, pleasant horse = happy, pleasant me. Bodes well for summer. Ramblings for the day: Everything from philosophers to Hallmark cards tell us that happiness is within our own heads. But where? How? Anuscha Rees, on a post in her blog into-mind.com, talksContinue reading “What Makes You [Horse] Happy?”
Work: day off For fourteen years, I had a bimonthly book column in the USCTA News/Eventing USA. It was one of those gigs for which you can’t believe you are getting paid. Editors and attitudes changed but apparently my fixation with books I hasn’t, which is why my second guest spot is Linda Benson talkingContinue reading “Guest Blogger: Linda Benson, writer of The Girl Who Remembered Horses“
Work: AM heat & short walk/PM groom Evaluation: Easy day. Although I was proud of him for holding it together yesterday until we finished, his fit means that he found the work taxing. It is beyond me why he finds wandering around his own pasture to be difficult, but that’s not my call to make.Continue reading “Life As a First Draft”
Work: AM heat therapy & handwalk/PM groom & groundwork – weave cones, reverse, 360o turn, and crossrail. Evaluation: The long walk from yesterday but by ourselves. He led me up the hill but didn’t charge and was almost dogging it on the easy sections. In the ring, he did 90%, including the walk back toContinue reading “Baby Steps”
Horse Work: AM heat therapy, “extended” walk in company/PM short liberty session. Evaluation: On our group walk, Greg led Mathilda, I led Rodney. At her time of life, Mathilda doesn’t do anything without a steady stream of carrots. Rodney spent most of the walk mooching his share. I don’t think he noticed how far weContinue reading “What is going on inside that pretty head of yours?”