Tag Archives: Horse

Happy New Year! And May the Horse Be With You

“Laugh it up, Fuzz Ball!” Little sis Amanda delights in that line whenever she finds it relevant. It stems, of course, from the original Star Wars, when Han Solo admonishes his jeering Wookie friend. Born with Down syndrome, Amanda’s disability … Continue reading

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The Great Ambassador

This article appeared in Equus Magazine in 2011. The library teems with a rainbow of colors as children file in, dressed in the bright t-shirts provided by the summer reading program. The theme stamped on the shirts is, “One World, Many Stories.” … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Friend

Chally on slate, about 5×8″.  It’s been a hard week for my friend Stayner, who lost his life partner on September 3.  His life partner being, of course, his horse, LGM Challenger.  Stayner is an avid rider and an AHA … Continue reading

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American Pharaoh (sp, but I can’t bear it!) and Firing Line

Winning the first Triple Crown in 30something years was no small feat, but I never paid much attention to American Pharaoh.  I had watched him in the Derby, and was so noncommittal that I didn’t even catch the Belmont.  But … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Black on Black Equine Art

Surprisingly enough, a black horse on black background offers plenty of contrast opportunity, and the sheen on the coat can really pop.  As the photographs demonstrate, though, the image has to have proper brightness/contrast to be represented correctly (see below). … Continue reading

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Why a Full-Sized Horse in a Library?

When I am asked about our program, I explain that we promote literacy (the obvious answer), but also that we are promoting empathy and respect for life, in hopes of making the world a better place.  I don’t usually explain … Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week – Tucker

It has been a busy week for pet portraits; especially with the little mini slates.  These are rapidly shrinking in size, as people want things they can wear as pendants that don’t feel like they would drag you to the … Continue reading

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