Sunday, August 3, 2008

my blog is awesome!

I am really enjoying starting my new blog! Its not as hard as I thought! My blog vision is for a site that is outrageous and funny yet manages to actually do something about the way horses are treated, and offer my unique and sometimes controversial viewpoint about life. I want to be a little controversial, enough to attract people to post. My life experience has been that of -- if something is bland people don't care much about it. But if its all stirred up like a hornets nest everyone will come running like when there is a high school fight... and then when they come running, maybe they will stop long enough to learn something.... here is a good thing to learn about, for instance:




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6 comments:

IceRyder said...

That's a great video explaining the biomechanics of gaited horses.

Thanks for posting it.

Jami said...

Is Liz Graves for fucking real? I wonder if her husband asks her to bring her little horse puppet into the bedroom???

Janice Brown McDonald said...

Jami jami Jami, no cursing! There are middle aged fuddy duddies here! But it was pretty funny. Liz doesnt have a husband but her boyfriend is the fine saddle maker Dave Grenadek, and actually he would probably enjoy that little horse puppet. Altho he might try and fit it for a nice saddle... and Liz is for real. She is like "ahh dontcha knaw I am just a yankee from Meen ee zotaaa sa sweet and kind ya knaw..." one of those! So don't say anything mean about her again or I will make you go to your room! Pick on my boyfriend David, the night watchman instead!
Mom

Janice Brown McDonald said...

Jami jami Jami, no cursing! There are middle aged fuddy duddies here! But it was pretty funny. Liz doesnt have a husband but her boyfriend is the fine saddle maker Dave Grenadek, and actually he would probably enjoy that little horse puppet. Altho he might try and fit it for a nice saddle... and Liz is for real. She is like "ahh dontcha knaw I am just a yankee from Meen ee zotaaa sa sweet and kind ya knaw..." one of those! So don't say anything mean about her again or I will make you go to your room! Pick on my boyfriend David, the night watchman instead!
Mom

Janice Brown McDonald said...

unfortunately i posted my same post twice and as yet do not know how to delete one. so bear with me! also interesting i expected hordes of controversy and the only post I need to moderate is my own daughters! What is it with that!?! My daughter and my horses... so spirited and wild and funny... yet so completely ummanageable...
Janice

Jami said...

So sorry...I realized almost immediately that Liz is an o.k. gal...as a non-horse person I still think the puppet is hilarious! Sorry Mom :))

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Janice McDonald resides in a tiny Northwest Florida Hamlet just north of Fountain Florida and South of Dothan Alabama. She is employed as a bureaucrat and Govt. Professor and has many interesting and amazing views on the way things are, and should be. Everyone tells her she should write a book but New York publishers are not interested in publishing interesting writers anymore because times are hard and they can't take a risk and publish anyone unless they are already Stephen King or Danielle Steel. Janice owns several horses of various gaited breeds, one donkey, Curly Ray, who has his own blog, two parrots, three dogs, several chickens and geese and three cats.

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It takes a big strong man to control a fuzzy little pony! Yee Hawww

Biglick vs Bell Boots

Tennessee Walking Horses Wear Padded Weighted Shoes
Icelandic horses wear padded weighted bell boots
Tennessee Walking Horses wear long shanked bits
Icelandic Horses do too, along with tight dropped nosebands cutting off all air so they can't breathe
Tennessee Walking Horses are ridden in a chair seat so that rider weight on the loins causes pain, ventroflexion of the back and a racking gait
Icelandic horses are ridden in tight, illfitting narrow saddles by riders sitting on the loins which causes pain, ventroflexion of the back and a racking gait.
Tennesee Walking Horses are ridden with tight reins cranking the head into an unnatural position to force gait
Icelandic Horses are ridden with tight reins cranking the head into an unnatural position to force gait.
The smooth natural signatire gait of the Tennessee Walking Horse has been bred nearly into extinction by the biglick show influences.
Icelandic Horses are being bred to have more slender, refined bodies and long graceful necks more reminiscent of a tiny saddlebred than a sturdy, stocky and compact icelandic pony. You cannot alter conformation in a gaited horse without sacrificing gait. Icelandic studs and mares have been given high breeding evaluation scores based on heavy mane, and forced unnatural gait while having bad legs and other serious conformation flaws.

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