When calling your horse in from the field, have you ever gotten the impression that he’s hearing-impaired yet gifted with a special binocular vision that can spot a peppermint from a mile away? Here’s the latest from Melanie Eberhardt.
Melanie writes, “This one is inspired by my OTTB who NEVER comes to the gate when I call. At this time of the year I’m left to imagine tricks and bribes to avoid walking through the muddy pasture to catch him. I am interested in knowing how others catch their horses!”
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.