Hot Rod Charlie Retired to Stud in Japan

Hot Rod Charlie Retired

Hot Rod Charlie, the Grade 1 winner and earner of over $5.6 million on the racetrack, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Shadai Farm in Japan for the 2023 breeding season. I’ll miss watching him race. He showed up to every race and gave it his all, often battling down the […]

Read More

Painting of Napolean’s Charger, Marengo, to be Auctioned by Christie’s

Morengo by James Ward

A painting of Napoleon’s famous battle charger Marengo, produced during the stallion’s lifetime is among an Old Masters sale at Christie’s in New York on January 25th. Titled Marengo, Napoleon’s Barb Charger, the work was painted by London artist James Ward in 1829. It is estimated to sell for between $250,000 and $350,000. It is only […]

Read More

A Leap of Faith

Beale's Cut

One of the most famous shots from old cowboy movies is the leap across the canyon for the movie Three Jumps Ahead, released in 1923, featuring Tom Mix and his excellent horse Tony. Mix, born in Mix Run, Penn., on Jan. 6, 1880, was Hollywood’s first Western megastar and is credited with defining the genre […]

Read More

How to Store your Saddle Properly

Storing your saddle properly protects the panels.

Given the amount of time and money we all spend to insure our saddles fits our horses, it’s surprisingly easy to overlook the importance of storing your saddle properly to maintain that excellent fit. English saddles are made with panels that are either flocked with wool or made from foam. Storing your saddle on an […]

Read More

Finding a Retirement Home for your Horse

Finding a retirement home for your horse

It’s been more than a year since Freedom stepped onto the cruise-ship-on-wheels and was whisked away to his retirement home in Virginia. While I was reluctant to send him so far away, I had just broken my ankle so couldn’t do my share in a co-op barn, and he is not a horse that tolerates […]

Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Zelda and I had a chat today about our New Year’s resolutions for 2023. I have some for her, she had some for me and we shared a few. .What are your resolutions for you and your horse?

Read More

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Movie

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

For all of us Charlie Mackesy fans, the new short film based on The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse book is a must see. The short film, which debuted on Apple TV on Christmas Day, features an award-winning cast of actors, including Tom Hollander as ‘the mole’, Idris Elba OBE as ‘the […]

Read More

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

A Winter Carriage Ride. Antique postcard from the early 1900s

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the stable All the creatures were cozy, to the best I was able. The stalls were all bedded, and horses had hay The waterers all working, and the tools put away. My hubby was napping in front of the log fire, And for once I was able, […]

Read More