Dressage Test Run Through

VIDEO Riding dressage tests is a fascinating personal challenge.  There’s a competitor in my soul, even if I’m only competing against myself.   My little spitfire Jemima (Han/TB/Arab cross) is not ideal for competition.  Compared to the typical enormous cruise-mobile warmbloods, Jemima’s a compact sports car.  However, at 15-3 hands, her narrow build is easy …

Tea Party Heretic, I am, I am

It was a great honor to speak at the Tax Day rally in Virginia City, Montana, on April 15th.   Despite the conventional press savaging Tea Party people, depicting them as racist haters, I find Tea Party people to be reasonable, respectful, straight talkers, who are concerned about bettering our country …

Wardrobe with What Purpose?

Questioning the Drop Noseband. Having studied horsemanship for a few (plus) years, it seems I’m perceived as having reached the age of “wisdom.”    Hmmmm…   I’m not sure about that, but maybe that’s wisdom, since I’ve made enough mistakes to know I don’t have all the answers.   In any case, people …