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A New Feature … Patreon!

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After I shot this video and the Patreon cleared away the “Congrats You Launched” page you see above, I realized most of you who follow this blog on RSS or via email won’t see this until Derby Day, not today, Kentucky Oaks Day.

Oops. Sorry.

Yup. I launched my Patreon page on Kentucky Oaks Day 2019.

Anyway, after years of MacGuyer telling me about Patreon, because he’s a fan of founder Jack Conte’s musical duo Pamplemouse, I finally figured out what I’d like to do with a Patreon page.

To be clear and not cast MacGuyver in an unsupportive light, he wasn’t hinting all that time, but he knew I wanted validation as a writer and artist, plus I dreamed what I did would have enough value for people to pay me for it.

I’d always known I’d launch a page if I could figure out what I could offer.

Why a Patreon page now?

Happy Birthday to us!

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Happy 5th birthday to us! When The Horsey Set Net first went live in late July 2008, I had no idea what I’d be blogging about, as this first post indicates.

Back then, the Olympics were just about to begin in Beijing, except we horsey folk were paying particular attention to the action in Hong Kong, where the equestrian competitions took place. The World Equestrian Games, slated for American soil for the first time ever, loomed ahead in 2010 like a shiny city of dreams.

Have we had fun since then, or what? 😉 Harry Potter in “Equus.” Zenyatta Mania. Falling in love with Joey in both incarnations of “War Horse.” Living the Derby dream each and every year since.

Horse costume parade – horses and riders

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When I first began blogging back in 2008, I wrote a series on horse costumes for people and pets. Here are some videos I found on YouTube of costumes for horses and their riders.

If you can’t see the above-embedded video of a Tennessee Walking Horse in a poodle costume, click on the link.

Here’s a slide show from a Halloween schooling show in California:

Our first anniversary here!

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Such a friendly fellow deserves to be seen again/Photo by Rhonda Lane
Such a friendly fellow deserves to be seen again/Photo by Rhonda Lane

This week will mark the first year of The Horsey Set Net’s existence. Yay for us!

Check out the very first post on The Horsey Set Net. Kinda short, huh? Plus, I didn’t know how to link to other pages then.

I realize that a year is both a long time and not very much time for a blog to be online. Some blogs appear and disappear fast. Others stick around for a few years.

But this one will be sticking around. As a matter of fact, all sorts of things are in the works.