Welcome to the 2014 November Blog Carnival of Horses

Blog Carnival of HorsessWelcome to the 2014 November Blog Carnival of Horses. We have a great line up of posts this month. For those of you who want to read all the blogs all the time, please check out Equine Ink’s new Facebook page. I’ve set it up with RSS feeds to act as an ongoing Blog Carnival.

Enjoy!

Margaret Sanford presents Go that way very fast. If Something Gets in Your Way, JUMP! posted at Re-Riding in your 4th decade, or what happens when your inner 10 year old steals your checkbook.

Susan Friedland-Smith presents Halloween Morning Breeders’ Cup Workout at Santa Anita posted at Saddle Seeks Horse. Lucky Susan to live so close the track. I’d get up at 4:30 to see the workouts too! And I’m not a morning person. At all.

Genny@A Gift Horse presents Holiday Extravaganza: Get Your Buy On posted at A Gift Horse. Check out her holiday ideas and the discount codes!

Suzanne King presents Doesn’t Matter posted at Tango Dressage Blog. Great post that (IMO) may be misnamed because it’s on a subject that really does matter: Fear and how hard it is to overcome.

Yulia Frolova presents Country #15 – Iraq: The Story of Unexpected or There Must Be a Horse for a Stranger posted at EquiGeoblog saying, “As an equine traveler i treasure all my riding abroad experiences. But this opportunity to ride in Iraq I consider the most valuable gem of my collection.”

Yulia Frolova presents On the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List or What Does Mina Do for a Living? posted  at EquiGeoBlog saying, “This is the story about the most unique horse tradition existing – shrimp fishing on the horse back.”

Becky presents Turned Off posted at Kicking On. What do you think about the ban on helmet cams in eventing? Do you miss the chance to ride along with all those upper level riders?

Shya presents Lady Godiva of Coventry posted at The Flying Shetlands saying, “Lady Godiva featured in Paintings and sculptures and a bittersweet story about the Lady Godiva Chocolates~ “

Shya presents Christie’s Art of the Horse: Shanghai and Hong Kong posted at The Flying Shetlands saying, “Christie’s Auction House in Shanghai and Hong Kong is having a HUGE equine art sale! Come and see some of this rare and excellent horse art!”

Shya presents ~The Breeder’s Cup Trophy ~ Giovanni da Bologna~ posted at The Flying Shetlands. Timely post given the recent running of the Breeders’ Cup.

Tara Choate submitted seven posts that are all related — you can enjoy her trip to Lexington, KY through her photos and words. Posted at Tara Choate.

Kit Marie presents Short Hack posted at Flying Free.

Dawn Jenkins, Lady Farrier presents Ride for Little Dawn posted at Soul Horse Ride

Suzanne presents Always the Little Things posted at Confessions of an AA Event Rider and Convicted Over Thinker.

Anna Blake presents When Horses go Through Menopause posted at Anna Blake Blog.

Back Home in Bromont presents I Love You posted at Back Home in Bromont.

Fran Jurga presents Breeders’ Cup Classic: Will it be a Battle of the Specialist Horse Shoes posted at Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog.Interesting post even though we know how it turned out!

Bad Eventer presents Bad Eventer Won the Olympics posted at Tales from a Bad Eventer.

Martine presents Comme ci Comme ça posted at Tails from Provence.

Katharine Wolcott presents State of the Blog: Energy Usage posted at Rodney’s Saga.

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

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 and you can keep up with all the blogs on Equine Ink’s Facebook page.

Equine Ink is now on Facebook

Equine Ink on Facebook

Head on over to Facebook and visit our new page. It’s a perpetual Blog Carnival of Horses, populated with links to all the new posts from your favorite blogs. Want to be included? Just let me know in the comments section below.

For a long time I’ve reposted my blog posts on my personal Facebook page, but about 10 days ago I decided to give Equine Ink it’s own page and a slightly different mission.

For a couple of years now I’ve hosted the Blog Carnival of Horses once a month. It’s a popular feature — and no wonder, it gives you a plethora of great blog posts to read in a single, curated location. I’ll still host the Carnival here, but to make it easier to read lots of great blogs all the time, I set up the Equine Ink Facebook page as a constant Carnival. Using RSS feeds, I’ve linked in all the blogs that have submitted to recent Carnivals and I’ll continue to add more.

Each posting provides the first sentence of the post and a link to the original blog posting. So head on over to Facebook, check out our new page and please “Like” it. Then you’ll be notified every time a new blog post hits the boards.

If you are interested in participating in the “Perpetual Blog Carnival” just leave a comment below. Likewise, if you want me to remove your Blog from the FB page, I’m happy to do so. In the meantime, enjoy the collection of Blogs and don’t blame me if you spend far too much time 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!

Horse riding becomes life when…

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 8.15.46 PMI love this article at Horse Listening: 20 Ways Horse Riding Becomes Life Itself.

There are many lessons that I take away from my equestrian activities — one of the most important is that progress is incremental, but sticking to it achieves results. Not just in your riding, but in every aspect of your life. It’s just easier to see when you finally achieve your riding goals.

My horses also constantly remind me to forgive — they forgive many bad rides and confusing aids.

They also help me live in the moment and give me some respite from regrets over what happened in the past and worry over what might happen in the future.

How does your work with horses mirror your life?

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.