Postindustrial Horsemanship

“Once I moved about like the wind; now I surrender.” — Geronimo

“Great ride!” — George H.W. Bush, stepping down from office, January 21, 1993

“and so from misfortune and dominion, this throne set forth through the meadowlands.”
 — Pablo Neruda, Saddelry   

Slideshows are meant to be viewed in FullScreen mode; hit F11. All pictures taken on or next to a horse. Point and click at smaller pictures to see bigger version.

Along the west levee of the San Joaquin















Videos:
Wild horses in Kilpecker Valley, Wyoming, run by Jean and disappear in the distance.
Wyoming wild horses passing by detour over to check me and Grandiosa out.
●Indian Marwari horse moving out in Rajhastan.
●Evidently how they train the Marwaris.
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Pictures and stories:

Kazakhstan

Spring 2012: A Stage; A Social Encounter; Runaway; New Horse

Trotting in Transylvania, April 2011. Riding through villages with no pavement, and pictures of horses in Romania.

Tips and Tricks: last updated Feb. 12, 2011.

 The Rajasthan Marwari horse fair, November 2010: Why Marwaris … the Prince of Jodhpur … vehicular chaos … fear and reincarnation … sitting [under] the trot … overseeing the peasantry … untouchable pooper scooper … stills and videos

Along the border from the Pacific to Calexico, summer 2010.

Horse images from Israel, 2008: ancient, Bedouin, and miscellaneous.

Wyoming 2008: high and cool ... the dope ... wild horses ... horse tales ... mathematically perfect in all directions. Wyoming 2008 slideshow; videos.

July-August 2008 horsenews: Los Banos … a tale of two playdays … best ride of the summer … an insight. July-August 2008 slideshow.

May & June horsenews: too ugly for keep off signs … horsewomen of Santa Cruz … a pointless obstacle. May-June 2008 slideshow

March & April 2008 horsenews: 9.89 mph … 13.25 mpg … shopping for a horse … misjudged ... March-April 2008 slideshow (including a new all-time favorite picture).

February 2008 horsenews: “I love that fucking horse” ... the tempest ... the rub ... the stables of Lord Percy, Fifth Earl of Northumberland, 1512. February 2008 slideshow.

January 2008 horsenews: Damsel in distress … doggone … Purgatorio. January 2008 slideshow.

December horsenews: The kindness of strangers: Welcome winter … shooting guns from horseback … too steep or not too steep … gourmet picnicking December 2007 slideshow.

Christmas 2007 slideshow: the desert near Needles, California.

November 2007 – peace and quiet: 2nd best horse book ... decrankification .. new Pt. Reyes trail ... symmetry. November 2007 slideshow.

October 2007  –  Recoveries: Scorched earth … love not war … a movie review … the Santa Anas … lost enough. October 2007 slideshow.

September 2007  –  Nueva Mexico. Give me three steps, mister ... big stink ... un rodeo Mexicano ... el dia de los muertos ... a new way of walkin’ ... a pain in the ass ... a remarkable reversal. September 2007 slideshow.

August 2007 – Mostly in the Yolo Bypass of the Sacramento River.  A goatherd ... wallowing monsters ... Claude like clowd ... muskrats ... the long way 'round ... the horsiest movie ... book review. August 2007 Slideshow

July 2007 – A ride. Cache Creek ... adaptation ... extreme trials ... princess's pique ... shaking, apples and shit.

June 2007 story: Greener Grass. June 2007 slideshow.

May 2007story: Modesto. May 2007 slideshow.

April 2007: “Hey!” & Earth Day.

December 2006: Christmas in the desert

November 2006: Louisiana. A week of ridecamping, mostly in the swamps but also among the denizens of the deep south.

August 2006: Comeuppances. In which our hero raises eyebrows, and also gets a bit of his own back.

July 2006: mostly Stockton.

A picture album of some of my favorites (86, actually).

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