Hello, all. I’m sorry that I started this and then disappeared. My thesis got kicked into high gear. I’ve been offered a job (eek!) and consequently, my advisor moved the draft deadline from the end of July to July 17th. So, I can’t quite afford to be reading and writing for this blog. But to keep you tided over here is some photography I’ve been playing with lately from out at the barn. I’m friend’s with Fox Sport Horses so these photos are mostly their horses.
I’m sorry for going dark for awhile. Things got a little hectic around here. I’m finishing up my thesis and riding as much as possible (to stay sane for my thesis). I really enjoy writing for this blog, compared to the deeply technical writing required for my thesis this writing feels easy. It just flows out of my fingers and can help get the creative juices going.
I should make more of a commitment to working on this blog. Even if I can’t always get to a book review I’ll try to do a more personal update (which if anyone joins Patreon you’ll be charged only for book reviews, not personal updates like this). So, I may as well do a personal update right now while I’m thinking about it.
I’m almost done reading Spank the Bank and should have a post up in the next few days! Interesting read!
I’ve also been riding a lot lately. Getting my old gelding back into regular work after weight loss (long story). Yesterday I asked him to carry himself like the 1st level dressage horse he is and he was able to start to do it again. It was brief, given he’ll need to get stronger, but I’m proud of him. I’m also riding a variety of other horses that belong to other people. We’ve got a Morgan gelding, ex-saddle seat horse, who is drop dead gorgeous and whip-smart, but anxious. We’ve got a pretty half-Morgan mare who is learning to use her topline correctly. And a young OTTB mare who is still learning how to turn off of seat aids and to trust the reins while she also develops her balance for ring work after a life on the track.
I do enjoy green horses. But I’ve still never worked with a totally unstarted one. What if I have too much fear to do it?