The Best Horses in Heaven, They Have No Tail (or are missing some)

Missing tails

I came across the poem on Facebook, with no author attributed. Saving a bit of your horse’s tail after they die to make into a bracelet or a necklace or a fly whisk, is how many people choose to remember the partners they loved. I was very grateful when my husband went to Tufts, after […]

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The places hay gets into

Feeding hay

As I sit here digging hay dust out of my iPhone charging port, I contemplated all the places where hay has infiltrated my daily life: down my shirt, inside my bra, in my shoes, in my car, the pockets of my jackets. Come to think of it, there are very few places where thereĀ isn’t any […]

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Horsing around with Hyacinth

Keeping up Appearances

Take a few minutes and have a good laugh! These episodes from Keeping Up Appearances that involve horses are hilarious.

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“The Horses” Installed in Central Park

The Horses Installation

French sculptor Jean-Marie Appriou’s “The Horses” were installed on September 11th at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza on Fifth Avenue and East 60th Street and will remain on display through Aug. 30, 2020. The installation was commissioned by the Public Art Fund. The installation comprises three different statues, each of which highlight different features of […]

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Treat yourself to a new Helmet: It’s National Helmet Awareness Weekend

It’s that time of year again when retailers have banded together and made it easier and less expensive to keep you safer while you’re riding. Sponsored by Riders4Helmets and supported by retailers worldwide, you can save up to 30% on helmets, depending on the brand and the location. Last year I splurged and bought myself […]

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It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up

Justify wins the Belmont

News that Justify failed a drug test after the Santa Anita Handicap — a disqualification which could have left him ineligible to run in the Kentucky Derby had he not placed in another qualifying race — broke on Thursday in the New York Times. The colt tested positive for scopolamine, a banned substance that some […]

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Never Forget

Drawing by Charlie Mackesy

On 9/11 I was in the barn listening to the news on the radio. At first, I thought it must have been a small plane that had gone off course. Before 9/11, I can remember flying over the city on the commuter flights, so low that you could practically look into the high rise buildings. […]

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