Tag Archives: horse-lovers

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

My husband complains that there are four of us in this marriage, and that he is usually last in line for my attention. He’s not at all impressed when I put forward the argument that the British cavalry became the … Continue reading

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Brunehilde’s Terrible Fate … drawing inspiration from disaster

“La Vie du Château” Aah …. the good life, in French. And here’s a rather gorgeous, distant view of a pair of châteaux which crown a rocky outcrop above the Gorges d’Aveyron, an hour or so’s drive from here.  (You … Continue reading

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Is “Alpha” Better?

It is a credit to most assiduous, amateur horse-owners that they will try almost anything, give most new theories a chance in their quest to improve their riding and relationship with their horses. Forgive me if, having seen more than a … Continue reading

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New Beginnings – and a Little Chat with the Horses

Easter is such a significant time, the real start of the calendar, when life re-emerges from underground.  Rather like our spirits … I hope you’re all enjoying the renaissance of spring weather, whether it puts a spring in your step … Continue reading

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An Eye for an Eye and a Truth for a Truth

Horseplay:  the dictionary on the shelf (Collins Concise) defines it as rough or rowdy play. And enough has been written about herd dynamics and equine interaction for us to know that horses haven’t a notion of politeness and etiquette when … Continue reading

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Horsework vs. Housework

This is a subject that divides the women from the girls. Once upon a time the lure of horse-work would have far outweighed homework, no argument.  And housework was something that someone else did (and grumbled and nagged about). But once … Continue reading

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Got those January Blues….

“Woke up this morning (da dee da duh) Feelin’ kinda flat (da dee da duh) Got no-one to ride with an’ my horse is gettin’ fat, I got those January blues……….” Yep, it’s that time of year again.  The turkey carcass … Continue reading

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2012 a good, and bad beginning ….

Wishing you a Happy New Year!  To celebrate this blog lasting into a second year I’ve given the page a slight makeover to feature all three stars of the show in the header;  Pom, Aly and the Pie, (known here by their abbreviated … Continue reading

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Horse-husbands: an essential guide

Some, very fortunate, riders meet other riders with whom they fall poll-over-croup in love and lead a horsy-ever-after life.  Other lucky riders are still young enough to have some degree of back-up from parents or relatives.  Very few horse people, however fiercely independent, can do without help … Continue reading

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She’s back with that saddle again!

Autumn sunshine slants in the background and a handsome old horse in the autumn of his years, leaves wreathed in his mane, basks in the afternoon warmth.  He’s content in his retirement and quite relieved he no longer has to shoulder the … Continue reading

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