Thanks to Ethical Horsemanship for bestowing the 'Honest Scrap' blog award on Horse Training Success. It's a bit of a thrill actually. I've had a look through their blog and I must say, I highly recommend it. Do yourself a favour and check it out. It does exactly what it says on the tin: http://www.ethicalhorsemanship.com
So the Honest Scrap Award nominates bloggers who make an honest, soulful contribution and, by exposing 10 true things about themselves, enables readers to learn more about the blog’s author. Here goes:
1. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia.
2. My first horse was a confirmed bolter that no one else would ride. I learnt quickly! I had to.
3. I'm told I'm not a 'pretty' rider, but that I'm definitely an effective one.
4. My first horses were kept in the city and ridden around suburban streets - not recommended!
5. I'm told I have an excellent deep riding seat.
6. My favourite dog is the Australian Kelpie.
7. I'm also told I have a way with animals. That's true, but SO much of that is listening and observing.
8. When it comes to the height of a horse, I don't subscribe to 'bigger is better'.
9. The first horse that captured my imagination was Phar Lap - the stuffed racehorse in the museum.
10. I actually read very few blogs! Feel free to introduce me to your favourites.
And the next part of the award is to pass it on to 10 worthy bloggers. So who to choose? Well, as I really haven't been following many blogs, my list is a top 3 instead. It will be filled out when I'm introduced to some more gems. But for now:
1. Fugly Horse of the Day
A must-read. Pure (snarky) common sense. Delivered bluntly.
Fun, inspiring, useful.
3. Superstars of Horse Training
Great no-nonsense content.
If you receive and accept the Honest Scrap award, the rules that recipients are asked to follow are:
• List 10 honest things about yourself.
• Present this award to 10 admirable bloggers who have moved you, and link to their blogs.
• Recognize your award presenter and link back to their blog in your post.
• Notify recipients they have been awarded, so they can retrieve it.