Hi Birgit, finally came to the source and found your introduction after being thoroughly intrigued by your posts over the last few days. What beauties the three of you are; you, your daughter and horse. Wow!
I'm a homeschooler too.. and got tossed out of NHE finally, with all my posts still there.. they're probably still there.
Too many questions and things I wanted to TALK about.. hehehe. Homeschoolers tend to rebellion don't we?! Don't be fooled by Donald's seeming innocence.. he's another rebel in disguise.
In answer to your music question, I've been experimenting with different kinds of music with my horses, after I was playing arouond with ring tones one day and realised that some of the more electronic sounding ones, many of my horses actually had an aversive reaction to. Harlequin LOVES Taiwanese folk songs played on a classical guitar
I'm sure I would too. Now for the big question, how do they like instruments such as Erhu, Pipa, Guqin, Dizi, Guzheng, Yangqin?
My all time favorite, which I had the pleasure of hearing performed live by a full orchestra in Taipei in 1986, is still Galloping By the Great Wall. Now there is a piece of horse music. And if I remember correctly it too is folk music.
I find that I also like classical western music as played by that same orchestra with Chinese instruments. A heavenly marriage.
and will come over to the window of the tackroom to listen and dream with his eyes shut whenever I play this CD for him. Sunrise prefers flamenco guitar, and is also partial to Bob Marley and Nina Simone. But she doesn't like Enya. All of them like Bach, but don't come up close to listen to it.. seems to be more like elevator music for them. Playing music and watching their reactions is fun!
You've reminded me of why I just can't wait for this blasted weather to break and the snow to melt. I want to haul my portable CD player out where I can do some liberty work with Altea to music. I'm partial to classical guitar (as I happen to play it) and of course, given her heritage, both Flamenco and classical music of Spain and South America.
I could build a shelf and put the CD player out there for her now, but I'd rather isolate the music to just times we are playing together.
I'm glad this music thing came up.