Enjoy the Magic Equestrian Moments of 2017

Relive the wonderful equestrian moments of 2017 through these photos and videos of horses in freedom, training, competition, and in their natural habitat. Thank you to Arnd Bronkhorst Photography for this beautiful gift to share with Believing In Horses blog readers.

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/247117227

The team of Arnd Bronkhorst Photography traveled the world for images of Longines Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) European Championships Gothenburg 2017, FEI World Cup Finals Omaha 2017, Concours Hippique International Officie (CHIO) Aachen, CHIO Rotterdam, The Dutch Masters – Indoor Brabant, Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, and more!

Photos were captured by Lisa Dijk, Katya Druz, Jacques Toffi, Pierre Costabadie, Amy Dragoo, Paula da Silva, Frank Sorge, Shannon Brinkman, Rinaldo de Craen, and Arnd Bronkhorst.

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Best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and a happy 2018.

Creating Your Story Mountain

    I like to share, particularly when I’ve invested time at a conference and gained information of potential value to others. So, read on, and consider having saved yourselves several hundred dollars and a few hours of your lives. In your chairs, I’ll bring you highlights of a lecture and exercise during the American Horse Publications’ 2012 Seminar in Williamsburg, VA.

Jody Jaffe and John Muncie’s dynamic “Better Story Crafting” session at the annual seminar provided tips I thought worthy of repeating.

As career journalists and writing professors, including workshops through their company, The Comma Factory, Jody and John’s discussion focused on the journalistic side. But as reflected in the couple’s own words in the conference program, “Good writing is good writing, regardless of the subject.” I believe the tips I’ve pulled out below apply to all writing, whether it be a blog post, fiction, journalism, or even a personal journal. I tend to like visuals, and points I can easily remember, which may explain why I connected so well with the workshop’s main point:

When writing a story, you are developing a mountain your reader is climbing. [Read more…]