Dressage Wars

It’s getting ugly out there!  There’s a battle raging on social media, and at the heart of it is the equestrian pursuit that I love.  On the one side you have the  “Dressage is horrible!  I’d never do that to my horse!”  On the other is the “It’s only a moment in time! And besides, … More Dressage Wars

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 isn’t considered cruel.  Bits, shoes, blankets, stalls, clipping … even riding has been called cruel … More What is “cruel”?

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 all the time – riders at the top of [fill in the sport] LOVE their … More Do we love them?