“The horse is not a piece of sports equipment, but our partner. And all our actions should be to develop what the English so brilliantly call ‘horsemanship’.” Hans Gunter Winkler This month the world lost another great horseman when Hans Gunter Winkler died. The post below was written when I’d first discovered the story of … More Revisited: Horses are amazing!
This week we received a call that we knew would come, eventually. Ricky, the mustang I adopted as a yearling and gave to my mother for her fiftieth birthday, had died in his pasture. Ricky would have turned thirty later this year. In his nearly three decades on this earth, Ricky touched a lot of … More Memory of a Mustang
Twenty seven years ago I did a crazy thing: I went to a Mustang adoption, adopted a yearling, moved him into our rented barn under the pretense that he belonged to a client, and on this day twenty seven years ago, I presented him to my mother as a fiftieth birthday present. Potential recipe for … More The Birthday Mustang
Recently someone posted, on Facebook, the video I have included at the bottom of this post. It is of Halla, a famous jumping mare whose rider was seriously injured at the Stockholm Olympics – yet she carried him around a clear round to win gold! Revisiting Halla’s story, and watching that ride, brought back memories … More Horses are amazing!