Monday, March 17, 2014

"I've always wanted to do the right thing by a horse, that's never changed, its just that as my knowledge grew I've been able to offer the horse a better human being, as time has gone on."
- Buck Brannaman

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Schedule for 2014

8 March - Lady's Day, Belair Mansion, Bowie, Maryland

24-27 April - Fort Frederick Market Fair in Big Pool, Maryland

3-4 May - Gunston Hall - The British Are Coming!  Revolutionary War Reenactment, Lorton, VA

24 May - Chestertown Tea Party Festival, Chestertown, Maryland

12-13 July - Battle of Wyoming, BB/CL National Event, Mount Cobb, PA

23 August - The Battle of Bladensburg Festival, Undaunted Weekend, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Maryland

31 August - Historic Alexandria War of 1812 Anniversary Signature Event, Alexandria, Virginia

20-21 September - Mt. Vernon Market and Fair, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Virginia

25-26 October - Battle Reenactment at Mount Harmon Plantation, BB/CL National Event, Earleville, Maryland

22-23 November - Historic London Town and Gardens Colonial Fall Fair, Edgewater, Maryland

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Inspiration - A Riding Habit

The Inspiration in which I became interested in horses was all due to the commission of a riding habit with Wendy Strawn of Historically Sew and eventually my hat by George F. Franks, III of Cocked Hats to go with the ensemble.  My thought was, if I were to wear a riding habit at living history events, I must know how to ride a horse as well - otherwise how can I understand the reason for wearing the habit if I haven't experienced riding?  Reenacting and living history led me to my gorgeous gray horse, a Tennessee Walker, named Southern Belle.  Now, what does that have to do with making and selling 18th & 19th Century inspired earrings, hatpins, hair accessories, etc.?  Simple, my Southern Belle is a lady of refined taste and has a certain lifestyle of which she is accustomed.  She requires supplements and shots for her severe osteoarthritis which came as a result of her being a reenactment horse for the 8 years.  She is now retired 3 years, and is about 25 years of age.  You may see her at reenactments now and again - as she loves the adoration and is attends to honor the horses who gave their lives during the Revolutionary War.  This venture is entirely for her out of respect, love, compassion, dignity, and to keep her out of any pain.  She is truly my love.

Lady Worsley, 1776

January 2011