About Me

I’m a 22 year old college student currently playing around with my second horse – a 4 (4?!? When did she grow up?!?! She was 2 when I started this thing…) year old Haflinger filly (suppose I’ll have to change that to mare soon). I have big hopes for us in the dressage arena, and also plan to drive her. Headlining this act are my old man (aka The Kai-Man), my 27 year old OTTB who crossed the rainbow bridge in October 2007, and my little girl (the new filly). Also starring in a supporting role is Anna-Banana, my mom’s horse (who will hopefully become mine soon!), a 7 year old Haflinger mare. There are also frequent cameo appearances and a long list of non-speaking roles.

And for those of you wondering what is up with the “Iron Bess Flint” thing…it’s my pirate name!

A pirate’s life isn’t easy; it takes a tough person. That’s okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!


8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Louise  |  January 27, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Hi from Australia! congratulations on sitting on your
    pony for the first time and making it very easy for
    both of you!

    with kind regards Louise
    (I’m a graphic designer with my own horse greeting card
    business and have a lovely Dutch warmblood mare who
    used to be a Drama Queen! )

  • 2. Judi Campbel  |  March 27, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Howdy, IronBessFlint!
    I sometimes post on the HorsePage as JC, and I too am a driver.
    I got the new driving class added at LMHA, and I hope you will stop by and meet me in April! I have some extra stuff planned for this summer at LMHA shows for drivers. We had so much fun last year!
    I am easy to find, I always wear lime green. I drive a Percheron/Paint crossmare named Abigail.
    Good Luck with your Haffie filly, and welcome to driving!

  • 3. Nancy J. Bailey  |  November 6, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Loved the Aquafina Cat!


  • 4. blueseaglass  |  November 17, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Hi! I love your blog! I am an equestrian at heart – but haven’t been on a saddle in a few years. I am going to live vicariously through your blog!

  • 5. Jill  |  April 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm


    Love your blog.

    I’m from into Productions, which is setting up a network of horse sites. I’d love to speak with you about what we can do for you.

    I’m at jfraser@intoproductions.com.


  • 6. Spartacus Jones  |  August 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Hello Iron Bess,
    Had to find out who belonged to that name!
    Handsome pony.



  • 7. Meghan  |  August 11, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Hello! I stumbled into your blog via…?… I don’t actually remember how. ANYHOW, I’m a dressage rider, and I totally totally totally love Halflingers, and envy you for owning one! Until I can afford ANOTHER horse… (teehee, I have too many already), I’ll live vicariously through you!

  • 8. ironbessflint  |  August 13, 2008 at 9:19 am

    hehe…they’re addicting! Don’t start with one, unless you’re prepared to have at least a second 😉 If you’re ever in the area, you’re welcome to come see the girls though!


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