Dressage in the Wild

Maryanne’s musings: I try and steer away from poo jokes but here we are.  Just a horse unintentionally doing some dressage moves in the wild. The first panel for this one was originally two ladies leaning on a fence talking and saying “Do you think…

Natural behaviour

Maryanne’s musings: The third panel is my favourite. Before this point I don’t think I’ve drawn a rearing horse wiggling its bottom or a horse guffawing with its mouth so wide you can see the back teeth.  I had to crop the laughing horse’s head…

110cm

  Maryanne’s musings: This one was inspired by my horse’s reaction to a puddle.  The puddle went all the way across the track so he had to step over it to continue on the trail.  Both directions he did the biggest cat-leap possible.  Luckily I…

Peppermint tape

Maryanne’s musings: There is actually a bit of a story behind this one.  I have two horses; a Friesian crossbred called “Halo,” and an aged thoroughbred, “Jackson.”  Poor Halo needs hardly anything to eat and he can’t be on pasture in Spring.  Jackson can be…

Revenge

Maryanne’s musings: I can totally relate to dressing a horse in gear that it probably is embarrassed by.  I love bright coloured rugs, decorated browbands and colourful saddlepads.  Judging by the enormous range of gear at the saddlery stores I’m going to go out on…

Multiple Choice

Maryanne’s musings: Horses are amazing. They can respond to so many subtle cues. Often I feel guilty that I’m giving my horse confusing signals. Sometimes he’s very forgiving and other times he picks me up on it. I’m really happy with how the pose in…

Caffeine dressage

  Maryanne’s musings: I put this one together while preparing for my first dressage test in a looong time.  My horse had never been floated to a competition and hadn’t been in an official dressage arena so I was thinking of all kinds of things…

Greedy guts

Maryanne’s musings: My horse “Halo” can eat an astounding amount of food. He REALLY loves food and doesn’t need a lot to hold condition, so sadly he spends a lot of the year on rations so he doesn’t get too heavy. I imagine this is…

This website

Ok so this isn’t something terribly exciting but sometimes people like to know what CMS (content management system) a website uses or what plugins.  I’ve built the odd website in my time, but up until now I’ve used Joomla as the CMS (sort of like…