Posts Tagged ‘horses’

In spite of my loathe/hate relationship with the Minnesota State Fair, last Saturday Esteban and I fulfilled our legal obligation as residents of our fair state and attended the annual event. There are three things you need to know about this 320-acre cornucopia of farm animals, crop art, and questionable foods: 1. it’s smelly, 2. […]


A couple of days ago, I wrote about traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland and the Golden Circle. Today I’m back with the promised follow-up on the inimitable Icelandic horse. First things first: Is the Icelandic a pony—or a horse? That depends on your definition, I suppose. But based purely on size and conformation, let’s say “pony.” […]


I was a late bloomer, when it came to the schoolgirl obsession with horses: I didn’t start riding until my early 30s, long after a fear of heights—and falling—had set in. So it was with some trepidation that I took up jumping. Two things scared me about jumping. First, the horse had to build up […]