Blog Posts - Life Horses

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

She sees more than you do, even when she isn't looking.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 7, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

Victory: Every day that I get to stand right here. (Passion is the easy part. Living with it is the challenge.)   Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to sha...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 15, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

It’s no surprise–my Happy Place is always with the herd. Here’s the Grandfather Horse. I’m hoping winter will be kind to him. I’ve been living in the shadow of this particular horse for almost three decades, not quite of...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 12, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

  This pair: from every angle, even their shadows are joined–as close as skin. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 31, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day.

Living on the prairie isn’t romantic. You always know the very worst things are just around the corner; there’s always a threat of injury or death for the animals or some impending natural disaster–burning heat, gale-force winds, fl...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 24, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

It can feel creepy riding on the rail sometimes. It could be a feeling of foreboding. Dread almost. Something isn’t quite right. Are you being watched? Maybe you’re imagining it. Your horse sees him first. It’s that teenage barn cat...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 17, 2015

Wake-up Call from Mother Nature. For the Millionth Time.

In case you can't tell, I love this little farm.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 10, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.

Gravity–it’s a dependable force of nature. Look how well it works. (Gravity Hiccup) Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life her...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 10, 2015

To Rest in Peace.

They aren't getting any younger. Neither are you.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 8, 2015

A Girl and Her Pony

Owning a horse can teach your child invaluable lessons, including responsibility.
by Hunter Happenings on Apr 24, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur.

A wild thunderstorm rolled through during the afternoon of a sweltering blur of a day. Sweat and rain mixed, leaving a perfect mud for running, then rolling, then running again. These two are siblings–more like Yin/Yang twins. At times they blu...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 6, 2015

Horses and Tulips.

At some distant moment in the past, probably after seeing The Miracle of the White Stallions when I was a kid, I found out that Spanish horses were started at 4 years old. Back then, I thought it was a terrible waste. Then a few years ago, I was at a...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 3, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral.

Like a northern breeze across the prairie: just an instant of a moment in an hour of her life. Forever in my mind. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 29, 2015

Seasonal Training Aids.

Taking a nap on your nose might pass as an elite act of rebellion!
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 12, 2014

Vet Visit! Breathing is Connection.

Emergency vet call! This horse likes things to move in horse time. Strangers moving fast scare him. By moving fast, I mean at a normal walk.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 5, 2014

Golden Days and Hindsight Guilt.

These late October days are golden–sweet and rich, and as temporary as a long, crisp leaf. The sun is slow to rise and dawdles while setting over Pikes Peak. The clouds hold onto its colorful tail, long after the sun is gone. The horses and I w...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 24, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction.

Refraction happens when a light bounces from one thing to another like a pinball. Instead of twanging noise, the light gets softer than sun, it’s bounced and sprinkled and spread thin so that when we see it through the filter of our own eyes, t...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 20, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Being Dreamy is the quality of being slightly unstuck somewhere between the harsh light of day and soft pure uncolored sleep. It’s a place of refuge where doubters are silent and limitations are vague. Just the way I like ‘em. ***  “Sh...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 13, 2014

Pioneer Spirit: A Message from Leafa.

Leafa Numbers was my paternal grandmother. We had a chat this week. She was born in 1888 in a sod shanty in Kansas. A graduate student doing research about the pioneers who settled North Dakota interviewed some nursing home residents in 1976. I got a...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 10, 2014

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