There’s Always a First Time

Ah, Saturday. I have missed many a lesson, by choice and due to injury, and now, due to global pandemic. #StayHome and read about my very first horseback riding lesson. It's the very first thing I ever wrote about my experience, well before Many Brave Fools was even a glimmer in my eye. It's also …

The Crop Chronicles: Failure To Communicate

It is fair to say I was obsessed with crops when I started riding. It is fair to say I am still losing and gaining long sticks fourteen years on. Below please find the first repost of the series known [only to me] as The Crop Chronicles. OCTOBER 18, 2006 I am reminded of the …

‘The Power To Change Our Own Lives’

How in the world did I survive One Day At A Time In Al-Anon? Insert craughing emoji here. The page for today talks about acceptance, insofar it does not mean accepting a 'degrading situation' but rather accepting what the facts of the situation are, and making decisions according to the facts. Hahahahaha, facts: facts could …

Chris Pratt Talks to Raptors the Way I Talk to Horses

BLAST FROM THE PAST Here's a post from 2015; my reaction to Chris Pratt's 'dino whispering' is still strong. #LOL *** 'WHAT DID I JUST SAY?' As a media professional, I should probably know more about Jurassic World than I do, which is mainly not much, which is because I squealed and jumped and hid …

A Competition Is Not 100% About The Competition

I've competed before, up the yard, but never with my white jodhs on. The addition of them, for the first riding club competition of the year, seemed to make a huge difference to my attitude. Previously, I had simply rocked up in my usual whatever, but the degree of planning required to ferry the white …