Blog Posts - Relaxed



Riding a Suspension… of Disbelief

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

Nickers, brays, bleats, howls, and quacks. Now.

Originally posted on Anna Blake: The Print Version.: We are Long-Ear approved. A whole lot of books do not have this designation. Barn Dance has been available for a week, and the race is on. But it’s an endurance race and not a sprint; perfe...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 15, 2016

BARN DANCE *Book Launch*

Originally posted on Anna Blake: The Print Version.: Excuse me. Um. Barn Dance is now avail… *** Speak up. Enunciate.  *** He’s right behind me, isn’t he? *** What you want to do is take a deep breath, relax your ears, and then PR...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 10, 2016

Negotiating; Not Fighting.

Everyone gets to have their way. Just not all at once.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 9, 2016

Photo Challenge: Relax

Some still search for the undeniable place where shoulders soften bellies peacefully sag and each breath out hums the sweetness of belonging Hurry home it’s not too late …. Anna Blake at Infinity Farm Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equ...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 5, 2016

Mental Focus Means Not Trying Too Hard

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

A Word from My Publicist (Cover Reveal)

Originally posted on Anna Blake: The Print Version.: My name is Edgar Rice Burro. I’m the publicist for Prairie Moon Press. I got the job because I have the loudest voice, and I’m not afraid to use it. Also, I’m not afraid to tell...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 27, 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: Magic

Ordinary Air...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 21, 2016

Photo Challenge: Chaos

Chaos and grace.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 7, 2016

Bite Your Tongue.

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

4 Pieces of Stoic Wisdom For Dealing With Negative News Media

News headlines, predominantly negative and sensational, dominate our lives. We are barraged with news information 24/7 through our smart phones, social media, TV, websites, papers, and magazines. What is the consumption of news media doing to our bra...

Defending Horses with Words and Money

We always wring out hands and coo to each other about the suffering caused by cruel training. Enough already.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 15, 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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

  Alphabet? I’ll give you alphabet–thousands of times over! My second book, Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice from Your Horse is a collection of essays from this blog and it’s available today! Online (here) or a snail...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 18, 2016


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