Saturday, January 28, 2017

Weekly Blog Roundup

Let's Discuss: Your Equestrian Affiliations from House on a Hill
An interesting question & conversation that gets at the heart of how we all define community.

When is it okay to ignore your trainer's advice? from Saddle Seeks Horse
I would submit that if your trainer's advice is making you unhappy, not in a shallow momentary way, but in a deep sustained way, then you should ignore it and/or go trainer shopping. But it's not a black and white issue. We place an implicit trust in trainers, and have a deeper relationship with them than nearly any other professional in our lives.

DIY Jump Stick from Equestrian at Hart
These are amazingly useful tools to have around, and this is a nice tutorial for how to make one.

Sit on your hands to ride better, from Trafalgar Square Books
I've done this exercise in the past, and it definitely gives you interesting feedback.

Your non-horsey link of the week: How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind, a great essay on self-care in the time of activism against the dumpster fire that has overtaken the White House.


  1. Thank you for that last link - will be sharing. :D

  2. Thank you for including Saddle Seeks Horse in the Roundup. I am honored. :)

  3. All excellent posts, thank you for linking them! The last one was particularly useful, and a DIY jump stick will be my fun time out project next weekend :)


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