Abuse/rescue Blog Posts

Rescue: Training the Things We Take for Granted

I thought all corgis slept belly up and snored like your weird uncle.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 22, 2016

Defending Horses with Words and Money

We always wring out hands and coo to each other about the suffering caused by cruel training. Enough already.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 15, 2016

A Lesson about Squeamishness and a Donkey.

Warning: Gray Mare rant ahead.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 1, 2016

Pony Smart and Carrot Shy

Training is an ART and human logic doesn't always rule.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 18, 2016

Pony Smart and Carrot Shy

Training is an ART and human logic doesn't always rule.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 18, 2016

A Better Name for Chronic Lameness

To say that all of my best teachers have been horses is a draft-horse-sized understatement.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 4, 2016

A Better Name for Chronic Lameness

To say that all of my best teachers have been horses is a draft-horse-sized understatement.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 4, 2016

Auld Lang Syne: The Ghost Herd

King was just the exact sweet kind of bad that could ruin you for needlepoint or gardening.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 1, 2016

Auld Lang Syne: The Ghost Herd

King was just the exact sweet kind of bad that could ruin you for needlepoint or gardening.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 1, 2016

When Nothing Less than Havarti Will Do

What it means to be the "other" kind.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 21, 2015

Are You an Advocate for Horses?

Neglected horses are everywhere in the news lately. By the time you make sense of the images, it’s too late to look away. You might be keeping an sad eye on some thin horses in your local area. Maybe you remember Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue’s...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 6, 2015

Singleton Dreams: Shedding in the Bedding

May I return tonight victorious--with liver treats and beer!
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 14, 2015

The Thing About Horses and Healing: a Memoir.

We see them from the road and use phones to take photos. We keep a legal distance but most of us have seen neglected horses and reported them to authorities… or been haunted, wishing we had. The photos are long distance and slightly out of focu...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 3, 2015

How Much Longer Do You Think You Can Do This?

Her friend is asking her when she's going to grow out of her horse phase. Isn't that cute?
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 29, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Un)Broken

I usually glide through these photo challenges, feeling amused and clever. I struggled with this one. Broken is a word that’s uncomfortable for me. In fact, I hate it. In the horse world, broke(n) is a term used sometimes to refer to a horse th...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 24, 2015

The Long Goodbye: Meet Vinnie

Trigger Warning: Real Life.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 22, 2015

To Rest in Peace.

They aren't getting any younger. Neither are you.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 8, 2015

Walter on Positive Pet/Vet Training.

Thanks for not mentioning my big nasty scab. I woke up last week with a corgi toenail inside my ear.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 10, 2015

Care-giving and the Art of Mucking.

So, for as long as there is something that needs mucking, we'll keep hold of our forks.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 13, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge- Depth.

Yesterday I had a conversation with a long-time horsewoman that touched on all aspects of horse/life. Both of us have ridden spectacular horses and both of us work with horse rescue, so our talk ran the gamut of sublime to horrific. There are images...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 2, 2015
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