Showing posts from September, 2010

the dressage world's uneasy relationship with helmets

My father sent me an interesting article from the New York Times today. While some riders are catching on, some dressage riders still succumb to their immature fear of looking like "dorks," for wearing a helmet.  High school peer pressure is alive and well, even at the highest levels of the sport.  And these people are heroes and role models to some... Has no one clued them in to the fact that they look no less dorky riding around on prancing carousel-like horses wearing top hats of all things?  No one is going to look cool in one of those things.  "Dorkiness" kinda comes with the territory, and we've all signed up knowing that.  Get over it.  As my dad said, in his own special way: "Anyone who doesn't wear a helmet is a helmet."

Write a post, help a dog

--> I came across this wonderful drive here at the 7MSN Ranch ( I know, I haven't been posting or commenting much these days, but I do still read your blogs! ), and decided I would have to participate in honor of my best friend Molly, an Australian Shepherd I found through a rescue program 17 years ago.  And she’s still going strong – Go Molly!!!   From the websi te : For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19 th , PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog. Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19,  the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort. That’s it. No fine print. Unprepared? Go back to your blog and invest five minutes in adding yourself to the list. You’ll feed dogs in need and feel great about doing it.  For al