Horse vs. Turtle

Turtle Time

This really made me laugh because we see turtles laying eggs all the time when riding. Maybe because they are so common, my horses never react to them. Maybe they just haven’t noticed that the turtles actually move! Just a couple of weeks ago a beautiful painted turtle was laying her eggs in the dressage […]

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The Reins of Life

I saw a child

I Saw A Child I saw a child who couldn’t walk, sit on a horse, laugh and talk. Then ride it through a field of daisies and yet he could not walk unaided. I saw a child, no legs below, sit on a horse, and make it go through woods of green and places he […]

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Bringing your own Shade

Da Brim

We’ve had bright, sunny, not a cloud-in-the-sky days a lot this summer. Which cause my light-sensitive eyes to squint and my skin to feel dry and tight. So this is the year I sprung for a visor for my helmet. And I’m liking it. I might try a few other designs, but initially decided on […]

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The Curse of the Triple Crown?

Justify, this year’s Triple Crown winner, was headed for the Breeders Cup. It would have been his final race and yet another jewel in his crown. But right now his racing future is uncertain. The handsome chestnut gelding has had repeated filling in his left ankle. “Justify had some filling in his left front ankle […]

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Never Give Up: An Amazing Recovery

Des de Jeu recovers and wins

You have to watch this truly unbelievable ride by Aaron Kuru on Des De Jeu. After the horse “landed a bit steep” after the first fence and went down on his belly, the jockey was able to swing a leg over the saddle and get back on as Des De Jeu stood up. Make sure […]

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Heart Horses

Heart horse

When people talk about a “heart horse” we all know what they mean — it’s a horse with whom we have an unusually strong connection, an equine soul mate. This is a horse who makes you smile every time you go to the barn, who makes you feel better when you’ve had a bad day, […]

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Too Hot to Ride!

Freedom staying cool

This week has been more than hot. It’s been miserable enough to be a human with access to air conditioning. It’s hard to imagine how the horses feel, dealing with mid-90s temperatures and high humidity when all they have is a run in shed for shade. When is it too hot to ride? For me, […]

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