Category Archives: horses

Tangled up in time

I started this painting of an eventer probably a year ago. So long ago I can’t remember. Finally finished it up sitting in my booth at the latest Reins of Life benefit show at the end of September. I was … Continue reading

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And now for something (really!) totally different

Charm and I don’t do so well on the trails, or in strange places such as horse shows not held at the home barn. I can manage her, but I’m not exactly comfortable or sure of myself while doing it. … Continue reading

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2018 Quadrille is here

This performance almost didn’t happen. On Saturday one of the horses slipped her stifle right before we went in the ring. Our Wonder Woman barn manager manipulated everything back in place and thankfully on Sunday the mare was ready to … Continue reading

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Foolproof braids

We’re in costume for our Hawaii 5-0 music themed quadrille at last weekend’s horse show. Charm has enough mane for two horses plus part of a pony, so it’s been a challenge to find a faster yet indestructible method for … Continue reading

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From Secret Agent to Pink Panther

A little notice: this embed from Facebook starts playing with sound muted. At this point I can’t change that, so you will have to turn on the sound by clicking on the little “speaker” icon in the lower right hand … Continue reading

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Bouncing rider should have worn a Raggedy Ann costume

I’m going to cheat here with my tale of the weekend’s pas de deux. Mainly because I can’t recall ever looking so floppy as a rider–hence the rag doll reference. So except for the little movie clip at the end … Continue reading

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Unveiled! (or unpuzzled…)

Suzanne received her husband’s gift portrait of herself and her horse Gio (aka Giovanni Francis Patrick), and wrote to me “I received my painting and I love it! It captured a special moment!” I think the dramatic lighting made it … Continue reading

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