Blog Posts - Horses/equestrian



Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Hurry Spring.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 19, 2016

Riding a Suspension… of Disbelief

If I could give riders a gift...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 16, 2016

Mental Focus Means Not Trying Too Hard

Character and temperament matter most.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 2, 2016

Thankful for You.

  I’m doing something different today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving. When I started my blog, almost eight years ago now, I had a nebulous thought. It was inane, and simplistic, and lacked any kind of forward-thinking plan. And it was pers...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 25, 2016

Photo Challenge: Tiny

A Memory of Flight...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 14, 2016

Bite Your Tongue.

I tied a client up last week.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 3, 2016

Money: If Wishes were Horses…

Lottery winners and philosophers tell us that money doesn't buy happiness, but it's more complicated.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 29, 2016

Photo Challenge: Look Up.

Love is easy.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 11, 2016

The Trailer Isn’t the Problem.

What will your horse remember the next time you load?
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 8, 2016

Photo Challenge: Partners

The shadow of what's real.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jun 27, 2016

A Reminder about Horse Memory.

The temps were mild. No one was shedding but the geldings were sunbathing flat and I was able to chip away at some ice-age muck. I even found a fly in the house. For a moment, it felt possible that winter would end. It was a fib; just the first part...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 5, 2016

A Reminder about Horse Memory.

The temps were mild. No one was shedding but the geldings were sunbathing flat and I was able to chip away at some ice-age muck. I even found a fly in the house. For a moment, it felt possible that winter would end. It was a fib; just the first part...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 5, 2016

How to Stop Feeling the Rub of Judgment.

Less correction, more direction--it works on us, too.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 29, 2016

How to Stop Feeling the Rub of Judgment.

Less correction, more direction--it works on us, too.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 29, 2016

Starting Back After a Winter’s Rest.

Humans have creative thought and the chances of having a runaway in our own minds is better than in the saddle.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 22, 2016

Starting Back After a Winter’s Rest.

Humans have creative thought and the chances of having a runaway in our own minds is better than in the saddle.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 22, 2016

Enough with the Bliss-Ninny Platitudes!

You have to go into his hole with him and lead him out. That's why they call it leadership.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 15, 2016

Enough with the Bliss-Ninny Platitudes!

You have to go into his hole with him and lead him out. That's why they call it leadership.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 15, 2016

New Eyes on the Same Ordinary Stuff

No matter how many times I've done this introduction, it never gets old.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 8, 2016

Looking for a Better Ride?

It might be time to do some riding out of the saddle; some thinking, visualizing, and having a few lick and chew moments yourself.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 11, 2015


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