Tag Archives: Roxie

The herd falls ill

There are two things that should tug at any feeling heart string – a sick child and a sick animal.  Not only are they suffering from the discomfort of the ailment, but both share a somewhat confused aspect, as if … Continue reading

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Leverage

Never underestimate the power of leverage on a horse’s head.  A recent Facebook post, by a trainer recognized by many as upholding classical standards, showed the power leverage can have.  The post was regarding a young mare and her transformation … Continue reading

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My kingdom for a … saddle!

Just over a year ago I was pining for a horse to ride.  The result of my subsequent search was the entry of Roxie into our family.  This was, unfortunately, followed immediately by the longest and wettest rainy season in … Continue reading

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How can you be mad?

You stroll out for the evening chores.  The last streaks of fuchsia still decorate the sky, and the cool Delta breeze brushes past your face.  You smile as you glance toward the peaceful chicken coop, surveying the surrounding greenery and … Continue reading

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Talk to the animals?

One of my earliest memories of going to the movies was waiting in line to see Dr. Dolittle (1967).  I remember feeling excited to see the film, clutching a little Dr. Dolittle wallet to put my ticket stub in.  Even … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Barns

If you stay around the horse world for any length of time you will probably hear generalizations about other areas of the horse world. “All Dressage riders have hard hands.” “Western pleasure riders can’t sit anything past a jog.” “Event … Continue reading

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A Thousand Little Things

The job has consumed my life.  Too many evenings and weekends sacrificed over the last couple of years.  The few that were not were used for catching up – either on chores or rest.  Couple that with the longest, wettest … Continue reading

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