Also a PSA: we saw Logan last night, and there was a really terrifying bit with a horse trailer and multiple horses right in the middle of it. Everything turned out ok but if you have any anxiety about possibly awful things happening to horses, be aware. I couldn’t watch it.
Can I/Will You Ride My Horse? from Zen and the Art of Baby Horse Management
Are there any other sports where a request like this is so fraught? I can’t imagine so.
How the backyard barn lifestyle has changed my ideas about footing from PONY’TUDE
Interesting how a change of circumstances opens possibilities.
Forward and down from Cob Jockey
This is basically exactly what I needed to read this week.
With a side of science from The $900 Facebook Pony
No room for bigotry in equestrian sport from Horse Nation
A bit over-written but hard-hitting, makes excellent points, and is something we’re all complicit in.
Your non-horsey read: The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness. An exceptionally well-analyzed read about the ways in which the corners of the internet are testing the limits of socially acceptable speech, and becoming radicalized. It ties together the thrill of being provocative with the echo chambers of the internet, and points out that in any other country we’d call this nascent terrorism, but we don’t yet have a name for it in America.
Bonus non-horsey read because this describe exactly my last month in cooking & eating: How to turn a cupboard cleanout into a great meal plan. I’m having a lot of fun being creative with things that need to get used up, with only one bomb so far.