I actual started crying when I found this blog. my entire life I've been the only black girl at the barn and I never realized how much it affected me. REPRESENTATION MATTERS!! 💖

We’re now in tears as well, we’re so so so so glad this blog meant something positive to you. Messages like this make everything worth it, because this blog has brought so many people together and it’s really heartening to see so many people sharing their stories. Thank you so so so much for taking the time to message us, keep soldiering on and being the fab equestrian you are!

Bolded for emphasis: REPRESENTATION MATTERS!!

Any other black equestrians into ethical horsemanship and +R/science based training?

Followers? x

This blog is amazing! Very inspiring and thoughtful! Keep up the good work, I will be an avid follower!

Thank you so much! We’re all big fans of your blog, this was such a lovely thing to send in!

honestly curious, why does it offend you?


i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 


from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子 EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 


lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

I know that you're a horse blog, but you have made some non horsey posts, which is totally cool, so I'll ask you a non horse related question. What do you think when an African American calls another African American the n word? I've seen it done so frequently, and I can never understand why, seeing as it was once used as a degrading, harsh word used by white people. Thank you for your time!



Since starting, this blog has not received a single hate message, and we have been so overwhelmed with the kind words and personal stories everyone has shared with us, so thank you so much everyone!

Really enjoy this blog! I am a “wanna be” equestrian, so seeing other people actually getting their horse and flying gives me hope. I will never have a horse or ride more than once a year likly, so I am really glad I can enjoy this vicariously! And, you include world-wide people! Maybe this is what we need at this point and time! Thanks!