Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank you  to All our war Veterans for your service, we are because of you!

The photo is of  my Grandfather Robert Pennington Evans and my Mother Louise Pennington Evans 1943. Grandfathers service starting as a mule skinner for the Army Calvary, on to Army Air Force and then the the United States Air force. A long line of veterans from this side of the family and as far back as I know in the United States to William Sanford Pennington of the Revolutionary war and 6th Governor of NJ. 
Robert Pennington Evans though is the one I knew and was able to touch and love. Thank you Eric Evans also for carrying on the family service for our country to this very day. The Veterans are those that have made this country so dear to us. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

I have a few friends beside myself that have always fancied dragons.I think of horses as modern day dragons.
Being kind,compassionate, intelligent beyond me and very misunderstood! Oh dragon (horse) tell me about you and I will listen as your dedicated student.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

         The Drone Horse

Some thoughts on those drone made horses which so many admire or try to create. Beware! The drone horse can be a dangerous horse in some instances if just that one or even multiple buttons get pushed. Either by enough accumulating times or just that one moment that creates the perfect storm. A drone horse learns how to go inside themselves.
Some will live their entire lives with tolerance as a drone horse.Others will wait, they will tolerate, they collect and  accumulate every emotion of every moment one has pushed them deeper inside themselves, until that one stimulation that brings them out to the surface. It is not pretty. It is not fun for them or you. Their life to them may not be worth one more abuse be it disrespect, another days pain in use, or one more tolerating moment whether known or unknown to the handler or rider.
It is to them worth the scream they make physically to express and be heard while unknowingly that is could even cost them a trip to the  slaughter pen.
Sometimes by some looking back on the big picture of these horses lives by the loving and compassionate that were watching from the outside with no avenue to help, it was of no surprise in the end. 
That moment of the perfect storm.
No horse deserves the life of a drone, just as we would not of our own.
Elizabeth Graves 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

This is an article linked above that Lee Ziegler and I did  for Gaited Horse Magazine and reprinted in Trail Rider Magazine. Lots of good helpful info.  here to help the gaited horse community.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2015 EquMania demonstrations conducted by Elizabeth Graves on How to Buy a Horse at MN State Fair.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Some really deep stuff tonight but if you know me at all,one tiny bit, I come from a little deeper and larger thought process.
I believe in being one of many stewards in our local community, then as stewards within our state,next stewards in our country and then acting as stewards of the world. Every decision I make I go through this thought process. Not what it does for me personally and my gain but how it may effect everything and everyone as a whole.
I don't want to make decisions out of anger, emotion,  or my own personal weakness which I may have done,but learn from. I have to be mindful beyond self.
Hiding behind fences,friendships, political  preferences be it local or up to governmental of others. I feel is no way to live. No way to live free and freedom to just be as in one very small piece of one huge canvas we all live in and create in what ever community we include our selves in. Be a voice if you choose but be one of honesty to ourselves first and then it passes on hopefully into a positive to all.
Liz Graves 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015