I met Katie Cerminara through her work with Canine Adventure. We needed someone to care for Biscuit over a string of upcoming out-of-town engagements. And, Bub and I were both working so much that we thought Biscuit might like to get out of the house and onto the trail for some adventure walks. When Katie… Continue reading Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara
Rarely, when reading about sustainable farming, does the discussion explore the use of horses on the 21st Century farm. This week, Nicola Smith, staff writer for the Valley News in New Hampshire featured author-farmer Stephen Leslie, who uses draft ponies instead of tractors on his farm. In her article, Horse Power Returns, Smith describes how… Continue reading Pony Power
Behold For three straight mornings, I wake up with this word aglow in my mind. For three days running I’ve planned to spend the morning writing about the rehabilitation and reconciliation going on out at the James River Work Center in Goochland - out at the prison. Waking up with a single word or phrase… Continue reading All Things New: Second Chances at James River
Black Beauty lives at the end of Main Street and Pegasus takes wing from the pasture around the corner in a new exhibit touring public and school libraries worldwide through 2012. The exhibit, Vanessa Wright's "The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life", pairs up to 100 photos of today's novice through Olympic horses and… Continue reading The Literary Horse: Live Your Legend!
Joseph Papa's new book, Elizabeth Taylor: A Passion for Life, takes Taylor fans through a wonderful exploration into the life of a great actress, a huge philanthropist, and one of the world's most glamorous horsewomen. The book is full of photographs and includes quotes from Taylor's reflection on her life. In her own words from… Continue reading Elizabeth Taylor & Horses
I admit. I’m pretty enamored of my guest blogger today. She’s sweet and funny and sooooo devoted to horses. Thanks to her, I learned to ride about thirteen years ago. She was five; I was thirty-three. I had been on a horse only few times in my life, but watching my little girl in her… Continue reading Most of All the Horses: Summer Camp in Vermont by Judith Amateau
I discovered the first clue that lead me to Eatons’ Ranch, in a book. I found Through Glacier Park in 1915 by Mary Roberts Rinehart, at a gift store during one of my visits to Glacier National Park in the late 1980s. I was intrigued by this historical work of a woman traveling by horse… Continue reading Eatons’ Ranch: Books, Horses, America by Teresa Rolfe Kravtin