Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I'm not much for hunter jumpers, but WOW!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Westfall Horsemanship

I found this video of Stacy Westfall's horse Popcorn. It makes me laugh everytime; Popcorn is such a funny guy! Im afraid that if we ever had mud like that, my mare would be just as bad. She loves to roll in the mud (well, what passes for mud out here; more like damp soil!)

If you don't know who Stacy is, take the time to find out. She is IMHO, the best trainer out there (okay, maybe tied with Buck Brannaman). She was the first woman to be invited to and then win the Road to the Horse competition (on Popcorn who she bought after the competition). She won the 2006 AQH Congress with the highest score ever (still standing) just 24 days after her father passed away. She's won numerous competitions and usually rides bridless...

Check out her videos; they are amazing.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Warhorse: Truth is Better Than Fiction

I haven't seen the new movie Warhorse yet; our small community is usually a few weeks/months behind new releases. However, I found this video about a REAL warhorse, SSgt Reckless, USMC who served during the Korean war (yeah yeah, I know it was a "conflict", but tens of thousands died so it was a war dammit).

Must Read - Media Inaccuracies RE: PTSD

This article nails the bias depicted in the media about PTSD and veteran violence.

I thought it was just me, but every since we pulled our troops out of Iraq, the media seems to have gone out of their way to sensationalize veteran violence. While we had boots on the ground, the media tried to pay lip service to supporting the troops. But now that we've "brought them home", their (the media) true colors are showing.

Please read the article.

Thanks to Blackfive for the original link.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

WARNING Not Easy to Sit Through

Stacy Westfall had this video posted over on her blog. I was seeing RED after watching it. This woman got off easy; had I been the judge she would be worm food.

Horse people will be especially appalled at what she allowed to happen.