tag:www.highmindedhorseman.com,2014:/tag/driving High Minded Horseman / Tagged with 'Driving' 2010-09-29T07:41:36Z High Minded Horseman Tracy tag:www.highmindedhorseman.com,2014:Article/6 2010-05-04T23:00:00Z 2010-06-20T14:56:09Z Tracy Schumer The Amish and the Modern Horseman <p>Standing in front of a long row of large barns at the Georgia National Fair Grounds, I look on with interest as dozens of horses: draft, light harness, saddle horses, mules and ponies were paraded about in the parking lot by mostly Amish and Mennonite handlers. A large number of them had been hauled in from Pennsylvania&hellip;<a href='/2010/05/04/the-amish-and-the-modern-horseman' class='more-btn' title='Click to read this complete article'>More</a></p> tag:www.highmindedhorseman.com,2014:Article/16 2010-06-06T10:00:00Z 2010-06-20T14:56:11Z Tracy Schumer The Things We Do <p>In my travels I often come across interesting tidbits, artifacts and pieces of information. Perhaps it&#8217;s simply my nature as a journalist but I feel compelled to share them; both good or bad. Sometimes the bad has more educational value. Case in point is the ubiquitous snaffle bit. Archeologists have unearthed bronze snaffle bits that date as far back as 3000BC&hellip;<a href='/2010/06/06/the-things-we-do' class='more-btn' title='Click to read this complete article'>More</a></p> tag:www.highmindedhorseman.com,2014:Article/24 2010-07-11T12:00:00Z 2010-07-13T05:22:14Z Tracy Schumer Lady Weirsdale <p>The horses stood calmly while the grooms, in full livery; coats neatly pressed and boots polished, bustled about them seeing to every detail of their harnessing. Carefully, precisely and efficiently these masterful attendants readied the team of elegant black Friesians with amazing quickness.&hellip;<a href='/2010/07/11/lady-weirsdale' class='more-btn' title='Click to read this complete article'>More</a></p> tag:www.highmindedhorseman.com,2014:Article/45 2010-10-01T03:00:00Z 2010-09-29T07:41:36Z Tracy Schumer Five Days at Swingletree <p>Jessica, a flea-bit grey Connemara pony, is up in her bridle; moving at a nice brisk trot. &#8220;she&#8217;s edged out to the center of the road again,&#8221; Susan Townsend is sitting next to me in the instructor&#8217;s seat of our small carriage&hellip;<a href='/2010/10/01/five-days-at-swingletree' class='more-btn' title='Click to read this complete article'>More</a></p>