Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you’ve been riding for as long as I have (about half a century if you count my up/down lessons as a kid), the chances that you’ve had a concussion along the way is pretty high. According to a report issued by Ohio State University in 2020, approximately 10%-30% of horse-related injuries are head injuries. […]

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In the Ring Expected to Bring $135,000 at Auction

In the Ring

In the Ring, painted by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) is expected to bring more than $135,000 at the upcoming sale at Christie’s in London on January 26th, one of 250 lots from a home in Switzerland designed by François-Joseph Graf. It has a pre-auction estimate of between £70,000 and £100,000. Dame Knight was among the […]

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Manners, Please

Ground manners

While the human population thinks that New England is still in the throes of winter, Zelda is pretty certain spring is around the corners. She’s shedding profusely and she’s in heat. This was never a huge issue in the small private barns where she’s lived. Freedom was always smitten by her, but she didn’t feel […]

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The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses

The mustangs

The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses is a beautifully shot documentary that provides a somewhat rose-colored glasses view on the dilemma that America’s wild horses find themselves in today: namely, a fast-growing population that is competing for limited resources and under siege by ranchers, the Bureau of Land Management and unscrupulous dealers who ship the horses […]

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When your horse has a runny nose

This is the time of year when many of us have a cold. But while most of us shrug off a runny nose (unless we’re worried about COVID), when your horse has one, it can be an indication of a more serious illness. Yesterday, Zelda presented with white mucus coming from her right nostril. While […]

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Going into 2022, is Flightline the most exciting horse in racing?

Flightline, ridden by Flavien Prat, cruised home in the Malibu Stakes on Sunday, winning by 11 1/2 lengths on a hand ride. The Malibu was his third win in as many starts and his first Grade 1 stakes. The 3-year old son of Tapit was purchased for $1 million as a yearling, but missed his […]

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Social Media Helps Bring Whisper Home

On December 22nd, between 4-5:30 a.m. someone stole Whisper, a 32″ miniature pony from her family’s farm. The gate couldn’t be opened by a horse. Rachel Johnson found her own horse loose just after 5:30 a.m. on a road near her house, but the mini was gone. There was half a candy cane where the […]

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