Rodney’s Saga Mark II
The new governing aesthetic is whatever amuses me, as long as it can considered even tangentially equine.
The first version of this blog ran from Dec 22, 2011 to Dec 21, 2012. Theory for that version appears below. The revamped version formally began December 29, 2012. The gory details for the change in philosophy appear here. Mark I used a different WordPress theme, so my apologies if older posts look wonky under the new paradigm.
Explanation of gratuitous kitten/cat/dog photos:
In June, I posted my new kittens, just because. People responded well. Bloggers like people responding well. I attempt to keep the cuteness under control.
Rodney’s Saga Mark I
This was intended as a riding journal recounting profound insights on the training process. Turns out, I ain’t doing much training. Instead, it has become a random comment generator to see if I can keep coming up with an idea a day for an entire year.
For more details on Rodney’s progress, see Our Story So Far page in the header.
For more details on the blog’s origins, see below.
About the Blog
[Related elsewhere. Consolidated here as the only active site.]
This began as a column, Back to Eventing, written for the USEA website. I wrote it for nine months before they changed their emphasis. I continued it on my own as Back to Riding with weekly updates on a Facebook page. Yes, my horse had his own Facebook page. Probably will again. [Later - he does, or at least his blog does.] In December of 2011, I consolidated the monthly Back To Riding and weekly Facebook into the daily Rodney’s Saga. I would prefer to be writing prize-winning and insightful pieces about my profession. However, with the economic downturn, I’m spending more time at the barn than in front of the computer keyboard. So, I am using my barn life instead of my writing life as fodder for a year-long exercise in blogging, Internet presence & public accountability.
About Me: Katherine Walcott
I am freelance writer who will write, photograph, or edit for anyone I can talk into paying me. My mainstay for 20+ years as been equestrian journalism but I’ll cover anything from Atrial Fibrillation to Zoos. The thing I like about this kind of writing is that I don’t have to know the topic, I just have to know how to ask questions.