The real revelation came when I started to research other horse blogs for formatting, topics, and etc.. That is when the full diversity of the horse blogging world really hit me. Who knew there were so many blogs out there and from such a wide range of horse people? Some well written and quite a few not so much, but a little bit of something for everyone. I had only really followed a couple of blogs before this including Fugly Horse of the Day in it's heyday and Behind the Bit. When I really got out there looking for active blogs I found so many great and interesting blogs and a few blogs that frankly verged into a freak show/train wreck territory. A whole new world opened up to me and in addition to the benefit of having a video and written training record, I have found a whole group of bloggers that I really enjoy following.
Some of these bloggers are eerily similar in background to me and some of them are completely different but have such a wonderful writing voice and interesting topic choice that I have become a faithful reader. A couple of blogs that I really enjoy have recently been exploring the hard loss of a loved one and the quality of the writing and the breadth of the emotion and healing has been something else. Other blogs have touched on training issues, equipment selection, or horse management concerns that have been super timely. The whole process of starting and maintaining a blog has been such a revelation and the added benefit of finding other horse blogs that I really truly enjoy reading has been a true pleasure.