Cartoonist Melanie Eberhard’s latest NickerDoodle is inspired by the spring fever that equestrian enthusiasts throughout Horse Nation are feeling right now.
Melanie offers the following explanation: “It’s a beautiful day in Georgia, sunny, warm, the sky is brilliant blue. I love my job but find myself staring out my 5th floor office window wishing I were instead riding my horse enjoying this beautiful spring day. I hope someone gets to enjoy a trail ride today. Happy Trails my Horse Friends!”
I am an artist in Atlanta. When I’m not painting, I’m riding horses. I have 3 retired Arabians and a snotty pony at home. They keep me on my toes. Three years ago I bought a young OTTB straight off the track. My new fella, Bubba, and I are learning dressage. Sadly, I’m the weak link on Team Bubba, but I learn something every time we ride so it’s all good. I started NickerDoodles to document the horsey antics that abound within my world. I’m very fortunate to balance my life with things that I love – painting and riding – and NickerDoodles gives me a forum to share. If we’re not laughing at our horses and ourselves, we’re probably crying. I prefer to laugh! I hope everyone enjoys NickerDoodles.
Please visit my central website: www.melanieeberhardt.com.