Sportsmanship – an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one’s competitors. Three days ago, I was lying on a half-deflated air mattress in my horse trailer at six in the morning, watching my… Continue reading The importance of good sportsmanship
As a teenager I used to keep a horse diary, recording every ride I had and how it went. When it seemed as though I was making no progress, it was nice to be able to look back and realise that even baby steps really are steps. Somewhere in my closet is also a diary… Continue reading JJ vs the world
If you read yesterday’s post and thought “is this…can it be?” but weren’t quite sure, well you can rest easy. All of your concerns are about to be laid to rest, because here is the third paragraph of what is quite clearly book 3 – looks like “Dare to Dream” is going to be a… Continue reading As if there was any doubt…
So today’s ‘chore’ to earn the next paragraph was to get me to 460 likes on my NZPonyWriter Facebook page. We didn’t quite make it but 458 likes is pretty good, so I’ll take it. (Hint: if you’re reading this and you haven’t liked my Facebook page just yet, please pop over there and do… Continue reading Second paragraph…
It’s been a long month, with changes and challenges, trials and tribulations – one of the least of which was my laptop’s apparent sudden death. Fortunately it has survived, having apparently just fallen into ‘Sleep mode’ and being unable to be woken without a trip to the computer hospital. But it’s back, I’m back, and… Continue reading I’m back…with something to share!
This is written for a blog hop from Equus Education, discussing various equine careers. Click the link to find out more and read others’ posts responding to the same questions. 1. What is your horse related career? This should be a simple question, but I have had several horse-related careers over the years! So here… Continue reading Equus Education Blog Hop: A Career With Horses
In my last blog post, I mentioned wanting to be a television writer, and how writing the episodic Pony Jumpers series is going a small way towards fulfilling that desire. So I thought I’d do another post about what it is that I’ve learned about writing from television – and from three shows in particular… Continue reading The shows that shaped my words