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Actors and Directors

I was thirteen.  I’d just gotten my own horse, and was embarking on the path to competing in three-day eventing.  A group of adults I’d ridden with for a few years invited me to go and watch one of the … Continue reading

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What is “cruel”?

I’ve been pondering the question of cruelty a lot lately.  There certainly is more than enough cruelty in the world.  But if you go by the internet, you would be hard pressed to find anything that we do with horses that … Continue reading

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Do we love them?

What is love? Baby, don’t hurt me Don’t hurt me no more Lyrics by Haddaway A recent Facebook post, on the Tamarack Hill Farm page, raised a debate about how much top riders care about their horses. I hear it … Continue reading

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Alternative Dressage Competitions?

I was recently reading a piece about a new Dressage competition that was started in Finland.  The gist of it is that two competitors ride side by side, in mirror patterns  “consisting of 5 or 6 ‘flashy’ movements”.  The audience … Continue reading

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