Welcome 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!”
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.
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.