My name is Lydia Grace and I live in East-Jesus-Nowhere, Connecticut. I am a eighteen-year-old agnostic liberal and my favorite word is 'alacrity'. I own a firecracker of a pony nicknamed Mercy, ride two other beasts from the northeast, and aspire to train and show a zebra. I live with both parents and a rescue dog. "Here comes a fighter."
I am an equestrian, feminist, cripple, bibliophile, artisan, Inspirata, part-time peddler, and incorrigible dreamer. I believe in triumph over adversary and I like Italian food. I am going to be a jockey. This is my blog.
Inspiratae illa verba legent....
Now I know where horses end up after a tornado hits. Just saw an article about dead horses scattered around the place and huge pile of dead horses covered in mud and dirt: oh my God, why did I even look at that article? I can’t even imagine seeing that in person…like, what if you saw your own horse?!
My heart goes out to anyone affected by the Oklahoma tornado.
Saw that article this afternoon and honestly…I’d want to know. Seeing them dead is better than not knowing where they ever ended up.
I’m doing an essay for English on rape culture and slut shaming and literally everything I use will be from Tumblr: God bless you all.
I did basically this very same thing this morning for a class. Look at Tumblr go.
I am not going to be homeless this summer. I am not going to be homeless this summer. I am not going to be homeless this summer.
I have an apartment.
Halter breeding for show has done weird things to breeds that have a booming halter market. Just look at miniature horses, the ultra light versions of haflingers, Arabians, the HYPP & HERDA scandals in the Paint Horse & Quarter Horse worlds.. and I’m sure these aren’t the only examples. Like all breeding there is a ‘type’ sought after - the problem with Halter is the type is often useless & detrimental.
What do you think would happen if suddenly Thoroughbred Halter Shows became the new ‘it’ thing? If Thoroughbreds were bred to show specifically in Halter classes… What would be over exaggerated in breeding? What feature would become so extreme it actually harms the horse?
I’d say the narrow twist in the waist—either that, or they would go for the spindle-type TB instead of the tank-like ones. The spindly types are so fragile and unsound.
That is taking a bit of a chance given the faculty member or members who will be reading this but it’s almost two in the morning and I am not writing a back-up. Here it is (obvious TWs for rape and victim blaming and possibly other things that I am forgetting).