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…

Clipped or waxed?

  Maryanne’s musings: I haven’t needed to clip (or wax!) my horse but there’s certainly been a few times that he’s given me the NO face (like when trying to put him in a horse trailer that doesn’t have food in the front, but that’s…