Travelblog NZ: The View From the Arena Middle

Lost Travelblog finds it’s way home…

Relaxed & Forward: AnnaBlakeBlog

Let me see. Where was I? Yes, having the time of my life at Equidays in New Zealand. On consecutive weekends on each island, Equidays is an annual national horse event with a focus on education and entertainment. It’s a high-five to the equine community.

It wasn’t my first time at an event like this. As a farm kid, I showed Grandpa at the county fair. He was an old Suffolk ram who dragged me (behind him) a lap or two around the arena. I have competed at plenty of shows, including Colorado’s National Western Stock Show with two species. Sold books at equine expos and horse fairs in a few states. But it was Equidays where I crossed the line. They gave me a microphone.

This is different from a clinic situation where I might be speaking to a horse and rider, or to eight or ten riders in…

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