More Safety Stirrup Choices

Picking up from yesterday's post, here are a few more options for safety stirrups. One the options I find very interesting is the Acavallo Arena. This design features the hinge at the bottom of the stirrup rather than the top. The stirrup bow is made of aluminum, while the opening arm is made of a …

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Safety Stirrups go High Tech – Part 1

I've spent a lot of time thinking about my accident. Of course, I wished I'd stopped riding five minutes earlier. Or had only ridden Freedom. But the other thing that I've puzzled over is how I fractured my right knee. The injuries on the left side are easy to understand. Zelda and I both fell …

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Another Geoffrey Adventure

https://www.facebook.com/geoffrytheconqueror/videos/2133888020230892/ One of the things that brightens my non-riding days is . . . watching other people having fun riding horses. Yes, that seems masochistic, even to me, but I've been watching the Longines Jumper Series (broadcast live over YouTube by the HorseNetwork) religiously, gasping at the height of some of the jumps. And, I've …

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Human vs. Horse Marathon

https://www.facebook.com/nprskunkbear/videos/269419560129851/ Okay, it wouldn't be much of a competition if I tried to run 22 miles, even if both of my legs worked, but in this annual competition in Wales, more than 630 runners and 60 horses compete (the initial race, in 1980 had 4 horses and 29 runners). This yearly competition in Wales attracts …

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California Chrome Foals are Arriving

California Chrome's first crop of foals is being born. The first is a strapping big colt out of Pay the Man on January 20th at Calumet Farm. While Chrome needs no introduction, this youngster's dam is impressive in her own right. Pay the Man is the highest-earning Ohio-bred filly in history. She won 27 of …

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