Huntswoman vs. Saboteur

A British huntswoman was filmed recently in a tussle with balaclava-masked hunt saboteurs. From what I can hear on the video, the saboteurs were on private land protesting the hunt (which, by the way, was a drag hunt not a live hunt). The hunter rode toward the man telling him to leave private land. In response, the man grabbed the horse’s bridle and the woman then struck him repeatedly with her crop.

huntswoman vs. saboteur
This clash between a hunter and a hunt saboteur has a lot of people debating who is right? What do you think?

Comments on the Daily Mail in the UK run in favor of the woman but there are a lot of people who support the saboteurs, as well.

What would you do if a man (whose face was hidden) grabbed your horse’s bridle? Should the hunt have just ridden off without confronting them? I just hope that no protesters show up at any of our hunts.


The Best View Ever

Sunne, Sweden
Sunne, Sweden

I think we can all agree that the view between a horse’s ears is about as good as it gets. If you agree, you are sure to love the Facebook page As Seen Through Horses’ Ears.

The Egg Hatchery, Farmington, New Mexico
The Egg Hatchery, Farmington, New Mexico

Photos are submitted by equestrians around the world, following a simple rule: Photos or videos must be taken through a horse’s ears. You must provide your country and, if relevant, state.

Klappene, Forde, Norway
Klappene, Forde, Norway

The page is completely non commercial and it gives you a fabulous window into what it’s like to ride in such a huge variety of places and gives you a sense of camaraderie with your fellow equestrians.

WrWrangling cattle in Wyoming
Wrangling cattle in Wyoming

I’ve picked just a few of the photos that came up on my feed recently. It’s one of the things I look forward to following every day.


A Peaceful Place

Last of the foliage
We’ve had the first real cold snap of winter this week with overnight lows in the teens. Today was a bit warmer and the light illuminated the last of the fall foliage.
A peaceful place
It’s been a stressful week. My father is recovering from a serious fall and every day brings new challenges. I look forward to the quiet time that I can spend with my horses where I can be in the moment and enjoy the quiet of the early evening. While admiring this spectacular silver birch, I heard a barred owl calling in the distance.


halloween colors
Although I haven’t had the chance to hunt much this season, I’m grateful to have these trees across the street from the barn.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever jumped?

Watching this video made me think about all the things I’ve done on horses but honestly, maybe I’m boring, but I’ve never done anything as crazy as jump a

Jumping over a car
Jumping over a car, especially without a helmet, is not a good idea!

human. I’ve jumped a few things that I probably shouldn’t have — big fences, things we found on the trail (back when I felt immortal), but no cars and no people.

What about you? What’s the craziest thing you’ve done with your horse or jumped over?