Getting Better: What Is, Or Who Are?

We've had three Wednesday lessons so far this year and they have been blisteringly excellent. At the end of every lesson we've been like, 'That was good' and then tried to dissect exactly why it was: 1] So much work done! Warming up in open order has gotten productive (not just mooching around behind another horse …

Who’s The Boss?

A couple of weeks ago, after I turned Connell out following our Wednesday night hour, I stood around and watched while the rest of my lesson mates brought down their trusty steeds. It was hot, hot even if it wasn't Ireland, like the kind of hot you might find as normal anywhere else in the …

What I Learned in a Lesson: Looking Where I Am Going {February 2013}

I just came across this, as a draft labelled '2013/02/06'* Is that June 2nd, or the second of the sixth? No, I think it's February, as this is an American platform, is WordPress. I wonder why we do the dates differently, here? Today is the 24th of the fourth, or 24 April. As we would …

And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest…

... which is not entirely inappropriate, as our Mercury was a famous TV star, playing Henry VIII's primary mount in The Tudors. The shrieks that ensued the first time I saw him on the telly! [Mercury, not Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.] The sad news was shared in the yard today: Merc, who was probably around a thousand …

The Will to Power < 2012 Style

I've written about this before, but things have changed. I wrote this, specifically, five-ish years ago: Where does it cross the line, though, into irreparability? Is there room for compromise, for example? 'It' = getting the horse doing what he's meant to do. Is there room for compromise? How do I adjust, allowing for the …

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