Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Question to Readers


                                                  by Laura Crum

            So today I want to ask for your thoughts. I have in mind two possible writing projects for blog posts. One is a series of posts on different horse training subjects, based on my years of training horses and addressing the many things I see today that I do not agree with. I am quite sure these posts will provoke a good deal of argument, as my views are not currently fashionable.
            On the other hand, I don’t train horses any more, and I don’t really have a deep need to write about the subject. What I do want to write about—for myself—is a piece about the way I developed my own little horse property. This would be a series of posts similar to the autobiographical posts I did a year or so ago about my life with horses. And also similar to the series of posts I did on building my little pond. There wouldn’t be a whole lot about horses in these posts—some horse stuff, lots about garden design and architecture…etc. I feel sure these posts wouldn’t generate much discussion.
            So here’s my question—which would you prefer to read? I would really love it if you would let me know in the comments (either here or on facebook). Thank you.
            And here, just for fun, is a photo of my most recent solo ride through the forest on my good little yellow trail horse. We had a lovely time. I hope summer has also been good to all of you and your equine friends.


10 comments:

Aoife said...

Your blog, write what appeals to you most. ☺

Laura Crum said...

Aoife--That is a very good point. The thing is, I am torn in both directions. Every time I read/see something that demonstrates my pet peeves about horse training, I want to write posts explaining how I learned to make good, reliable horses. But I know these posts will generate argument, perhaps even upset people. Not sure if that is good or bad.

I would really enjoy writing about how I created my horse property, but not sure anyone else wants to read such a thing. I might write it for myself--but does it belong on the blog?

Exploring Dressage Biomechanics said...

How about both, one after the other? I would enjoy either topic for different reasons, and I usually think a lot of your horse training advice is right on the money even though we come from totally different "horse" backgrounds.

Lavern Bevers said...

I would love if you cover both,one then the other!Would love to know more about your little houses,nice to see someone do omething nice and it be small instead of overblown

Kate said...

I'd much prefer to read what you're most interested in writing about - it'll be more interesting to read because you'll be more invested in writing it. Blogs aren't writing assignments . . . Would love to read about your horse property, even though at this point I'll never have one of my own - vicarious living!

e.speth said...

I, personally, would love to see you alternate between the two. I know you are a thoughtful landowner and keeper of horses, and so I would learn some things from you in terms of farm management, I know. And training fads come and go. What matters is compassion, a consistent approach, and a real understanding of how the equine mind works. So fads be damned. Let's be greedy. Let's have both! (If that is not too demanding!)

redhorse said...

I'd like to read about both subjects, but there's no hurry. You can take your time and do it any way you want to.

Alexa said...

I love hearing about your property and how it came about.

Val said...

Your horse property. I really enjoyed your horse life posts.

Kristen said...

Horse property, for sure!! I would love to hear how you went about getting your land, building your house and stables, etc.