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His glance is quick but sustained, if only momentarily, before he turns his head away dismissively, returning to his quest for companionship. The wall is high. He raises his muzzle to crest it. His neck strains. His back hollows. Where are the other horses? What little muscle he has left quivers under his smooth black […]

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When I started on this post it was exactly one month since I had left the Netherlands to spearhead our move to Spain. It is a move that has not been short of challenges, not for us and not for our horses. Physically, mentally and emotionally it has taxed all of us to varying degrees […]

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She’s back! The lady’s back in town and isn’t she just turning heads? Pretty, upright, light on her feet and a spring in her stride, whose head couldn’t she turn? The blind? They’d be deafened by her silence. The deaf? They’d be blinded by her beauty. Missed her, fellows? Just fall into line. Worried, girls? […]

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Ruminating. This is perhaps the most graphic, if not accurate, description of the process that has gripped me since our return from Spain last week. The intellectual equivalent of chewing the cud, rumination has provided me with the opportunity to reflect on the journey from which Vicki and I have just returned and to try […]

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It is an image which many, if not most or all of us who have anything to do with horses greatly appreciate. “Equus is stepping out nicely.” You can almost feel the energy of the movement conveyed in that utterance. It implies robust health, a vigorous stride and an energetic attitude reflecting physical well-being. The […]

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