Submit your post to the 2014 November Blog Carnival of Horses

Blog Carnival of HorsesOn November 3, Equine Ink will host the 2014 November Blog Carnival of Horses. Please submit your post here by end of day on November 2nd. You might also have noticed the on-going Blog Carnival on Equine Ink’s Facebook page. Using RSS feeds, that page now works as a  curated page, adding links to each of the posts from our participating equestrian blogs.

The Blog Carnival — and now the Facebook Page — is a great way to get more exposure for your blog and to find new blogs to read. The curated page is on-going, so you will never miss another post of your favorite blog!

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Welcome to the October 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses

Blog Carnival of HorsesWelcome to the October 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses. There are some great posts here, including an inspiring video on how to work two horses simultaneously (Freedom and Zelda take note) and a funny photo from Bromont (back in the day when I used to take photos at horse shows, I got a great photo of a friend of mine falling off her horse. It did not make me popular).

There’s also an interesting post on the economics of equestrian blogging — in other words, do we bloggers make any money by writing about the animals that we love? You may notice that I run WordAds on this blog. It’s WordPress’s version of AdSense. I hope it doesn’t bother any of my readers. I don’t make much money from the ads but they require no attention on my part and every little bit that goes to the horse budget helps.

Back Home in Bromont presents Oops: Lost my Rider posted at Back Home in Bromont saying, “During the Bromont International, I spent 12 hours a day shooting, scrambling to get press photos out and try and get at least one post on my blog of the days events. This went on for three weeks. One night I was getting a bit squirrelly and rather than post the winners of the day, I chose my favourite photo. The caption pretty much says what happened. To my surprise, it was an immediate hit and to this day it receives “likes” and comments on a number of sites. (It still makes me smile every time I look at it) (Oh and the rider was fine. A wonderful person, who’s comment to the crowd was, “My bad!”

Martine presents Pas de Deux Part Deux posted at Tails from Provence.

Martine presents Dressage at Vidauban posted at Tails from Provence.

Yulia Frolova presesnts EquiBingo posted at EquiGeo.

Lauren presents Equestrians at Sea posted at She Moved to Texas.

Lauren presents Mobile Ponies posted at She Moved to Texas.

Shya presents Saône Stahl~ A magnificent Sculptor!! posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Shya presents Longines LA Masters Grand Slam ~ David Mach~ posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Shya presents Heartland~Diane Williams ~Spirit Of Horses posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Katharine Wolcott presents Sine Die … Or Not posted at Rodney’s Saga.

Exploring Dressage Biomechanics presents What, When, and How in Horse Training posted at Exploring Dressage Biomechanics.

Tiny Tim presents Tim’s Wish on National Poetry Day posted at HoovesWho.

Becky presents Premature posted at Kicking On, saying “This post was my most popular piece last month – it’s a photo story of an extended trail ride we took some of our campers on during the final week of the summer. Great memories of possibly my best day at work!”

Becky presents A Thousand Words posted at Kicking On, saying, “I’ve been meaning to submit for a really long time, sorry it’s taken me so long to get involved! This post was one of my most popular ones in my horse category during September (my blog is split into two categories: “horsey” and “everything else”): it’s a photographic recap of my summer, which I spent teaching kids to ride at a camp.”

Viva Carlos presents 2Pointober posted at Viva Carlos. (Note: I’m afraid that my late posting of this Carnival means that if you want to sign up for this you need to do so by tomorrow. My old legs have told me that my baseline would be pathetic.)

Suzanne presents Just Say Yes posted at Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Overthinker. (Full disclaimer — this post features some awesome photos that Suzanne took of my Zelda).

Suzanne presents A Word to the Wise posted at Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Overthinker.

Amy presents ISO Saddle Time posted at A Work in Progress: One Middle Aged Broad’s Decent Back Into Horse Madness.

Bad Eventer presents Bad Horse Transporter posted at Tales from a Bad Eventer.

Fran presents 10 Years on the Hoof Blog: A Little About You posted at Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog.

That’s all for this month. I hope you enjoy the posts as much as i did. You can submit your post for the next issue at any time.

Submit your post for the 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses

Carousel HorseYes, I know, it’s already October and I’m just now getting started on the Carnival. The end of September is always a busy month for me. I’ve been traveling for business and much of my extra time was taken up with helping my father sell his house and supporting him through some health issues.

Now I’m ready to get back to Equine Ink and a Carnival will be a great way to start out the month. So, on Saturday, October 4th, Equine Ink will host the October Blog Carnival of Horses. Submit your post here. I look forward to reading them!

Welcome to the September 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses

Carousel HorseWelcome to the September 2014 Carnival. I apologize for the delay in putting this together. I was almost caught up after my trip to New York to look after my father and then yesterday during a thunderstorm, our router and cable modem were blown up by a lightning strike.

How many of you, like Katherine, have bought a horse sight unseen? I’ve never gone quite that far, but I do have my own “Horse Hunt Fairy Godmother” who matched me with both Freedom and Zelda. She seems to know far better than I what kind of horse I will like (and those two are as different from each other as can be imagined).

And my condolences to Amy who writes A Work in Progress: A Middle Aged Broad’s Decent Back into Madness who lost her horse Sugar in August. It’s so very hard to lose such a special horse.

So now, with no further delays, here’s this month’s Carnival. Enjoy!

Tara Choate presents Friday Fair & Rodeo posted at Tara Choate.

Tara Choate presents Movie Review: American Mustang posted at Tara Choate.

Tom von Kap-herr presents Denise Wilson wins the CCI Grand Prix posted at Back Home in Bromont, saying “Having moved back to Bromont Quebec last winter, I now photograph all the events for the Bromont Equestrian Park, home to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. This summer, by far, the most popular post I did was about Denise Wilson’s win during the Bromont International. I particularly love the photo’s I took of Denise and Winter. Even after looking at them a thousand times, I still feel the excitement of those few short seconds around the ring.”

Shya presents The World Equestrian Games Part I: Kimry Jelen posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Shya presents The Women’s Suffrage Movement and Artist Jill Greenberg posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Shya presents Poster Week! Part 2 – The Hampton Classic Horse Show posted at The Flying Shetlands.

L. Williams presents Horses are 3 Things posted at Viva Carlos.

Katherine presents Mail Order Horse posted at Rodney’s Saga.

Yulia Frolova presents A Stable Full of Logos posted at EquiGeo, saying, “Horses are the most beautiful animals – no wonder many companies depict horses on their logos.”

Suzanne presents Reverse the Curse posted at Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Overthinker.

Fran Jurga presents Hooves get the White Glove Treatment From Best Shod Horse Judge at Burghley Horse Trials in England posted at Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog.

David Ramey presents Four Questions You Have to Ask Before Letting Anyone Treat Your Horse posted at David Ramey, DVM

Anna Blake presents Needs Confident Rider posted at Anna Blake Blog.

Alli & Dino present By Popular Demand, Some Information about Cushings posted at Ponytude.

Lauren presents Product Review – Horze No Turn Bell Boots posted at She Moved to Texas.

Bad Eventer presents Bad Eventer becomes Bad Dressage-er posted at Tales From a Bad Eventer.

Susan presents What to Say When He (the Chestnut Horse) Comes Back to You posted at Saddle Seeks Horse.

Amy presents Goodbye, my Sweet Girl posted at A Work in Progress: One Middle-aged Broad’s Descent Back into Madness.

That’s all for this month. You can submit your posts at any time for the October Carnival. In the meantime, go riding!

 

 

Submit your post to the September Blog Carnival of Horses

NYC Carousel

The New York City Carousel in Central Park was one of my earliest and most favorite riding experiences! The current carousel is the fourth to stand in the park after carousels two and three were destroyed by fire. The vintage carousel was discovered by the Parks Dept abandoned in a trolley terminal on Coney Island! Each year the 57 horses carry almost 25,000 riders. It is one of the largest carousels in the U.S.

Hard to believe that it’s Labor Day weekend already! But it means it’s time for all Equestrian Bloggers to submit their favorite posts to our upcoming Blog Carnival. Equine Ink will host the Carnival on September 3rd. You can submit your posts here.

The Blog Carnival of Horses is a monthly collection of posts from equestrian-related blogs around the world. It’s a great way for bloggers to get more exposure and for readers to find new blogs to read. I always enjoy reading the entries when I put it together!

If you are lucky enough to enjoy beautiful late summer weather this weekend, make sure you go ride!

Welcome to the August 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses

Blog Carnival of HorsesWelcome to the August 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I have.  I’m really pleased to see some new blogs featured here and equally glad to see old friends sending in posts! Based on this month’s posts I’ve dusted off the ear bonnet that I started crocheting at the beginning of the summer and think I’ll invest in the Riding Doctor book!

Shya presents Charles M. Russell posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Shya presents Blue, Blue and MORE Blue posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Katherine Wolcott presents My Short Happy Modeling Career posted at Rodney’s Saga saying, The blog is equine but this post is only tangentially related to horses. The photo in question was taken at WEG ’98. My vote is that it’s horse related enough!

Tara Choate presents A Day at the Races posted at Tara Choate.

Genny presents Topic for Tuesday: Moving Up or On? posted at A Gift Horse.

Genny presents Pushing posted at A Gift Horse.

Genny presents The Riding Doctor: Q & A Plus Review posted at A Gift Horse.

Lauren presents DIY – How to Crochet Your Own Fly Bonnet posted at She Moved to Texas.

Suzanne presents Babies on Da Brain posted at Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Overthinker.

Bad Eventer presents Midnight Rulebook Mania posted at Tales from a Bad Eventer.

Anna Blake presents Breaking up is Hard to Do. Is it Time? posted at Anna Blake Blog.

Amy presents Blissed Out by Botanicals posted at A Work in Progress: One Middle-aged Broad’s Descent Back into Madness.

Susan presents Horse Shopping is Like Dating posted at Saddle Seeks Horse.

Susan presents No to the Thursday Gray and Bay posted at Saddle Seeks Horse.

Fran presents Navicular Syndrome: Does FDA Approval of Tildren and Osphos Change Anything? posted at Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog.

That’s all for this month. You can submit your posts at any time for the September Carnival. In the meantime, go riding!

 

 

Submit your posts for the August 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses

Blog Carnival of HorsesOn August 4th, Equine Ink will host the August 2014 Blog Carnival of Horses. You can submit your blog post here.

Each month I look forward to reading new blogs and revisiting my favorites. It always amazes me how many things equestrian there are to write about.

Please consider submitting your blog post to the carnival so you can share your stories with new readers. Or find more blogs to read.

 

 

Welcome to the 2014 July Blog Carnival of Horses

Carousel HorseWelcome to the 2014 July Blog Carnival of Horses. I’m sorry to be posting a bit late this month, but we had severe weather here and my Internet connection was down for awhile. I hope you enjoy the posts below as much as I have. I especially love My Freebie, as Lauren was brave enough to put some numbers (or equivalents) around what we all know is more than we’d care to admit.

Thank you to all the bloggers who send in their excellent posts!

Lauren presents A Note to Equine Marketers posted at She Moved to Texas.

Lauren presents My “Freebie” posted at She Moved to Texas.

Poloponyrescue presents But I wanted a horse that was beginner safe! posted at Polo Pony Rescue.

Exploring Dressage Biomechanics presents There’s Something About Mary . . . Wanless posted at Exploring Dressage Biomechanics.

Martine presents Equifeel Regional Championships posted at Tails from Provence saying, “My third ever Equifeel competion and it was the Regional Championships! See how events unfolded…”

Anna Blake presents a Muck Meditation on Swallows posted at Anna Blake Blog.

Tiny Tim presents Rehoming posted at Hooveswho.

Bad Eventer presents Of Course There’s a Bar posted at Tales from a Bad Eventer.

Gwenyth Santagate, PENZANCE Equine Integrative Solutions, presents Lead Your Horse’s Body with your Mind, posted at Training Horses  . . . Naturally

Susan presents Poster Boy for July 12th’s International Helmet Awareness Day posted on Saddle Seeks Horse.

Suzanne presents ARD Sufferer posted at Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Overthinker.

Amy presents James and the Evil Suckmonster posted at A Work in Progress: One Middle-aged Broad’s Descent Back into Madness.

Shya presents Happy Fleur of July posted at The Flying Shetlands.

Fran Jurga presents The Triple Crown in Hindsight: California Chrome’s Heel Bulb Injury in Pictures posted at Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Blog Carnival of Horses. It seems like the Blog Carnival platform is truly defunct now, so we’ll continue using this form for future submissions.