Walking on a Cloud

Easy Boot Cloud

When Freedom lost his glue on shoe, he also lost a good amount of hoof wall. It was one of those perfect storms — the glue was stronger than his hoof wall. He was left without enough hoof for any kind of shoe, and my farrier and I also worried that putting a shoe on […]

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A carpet of spring flowers

A carpet of spring flowers

This is one of my favorite times of the year to ride. The bugs aren’t out yet and the landscape has colors that rival fall, albeit in a subtler hue. Zelda is pretty sure that every one of these flowers will taste different — but good. She does her best to snatch tastes along the […]

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That Lonely Lost Shoe

Lost shoe

I guess Freedom likes his glue on shoes. Today, after months of carefully growing out his badly chipped front feet, he was going to get regular shoes. It was a milestone and financially welcome. Yesterday, he managed to shed one of his expensive glue ons and totally destry the hoof wall. I found the shoe […]

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A Matched Pair

A Matched Pair

Yesterday, Zelda and I went to a Hunter Pace. It was one of those perfect spring days, sunny but not too hot and hardly any bugs. I hadn’t been sure I could go, so I showed up without a partner. Just my luck, a friend from the hunt was also there looking for someone to […]

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Sir Winston Wins the Belmont with a Strong Finish

Sir Winston wins Belmont

Sir Winston, a horse known for having a strong closing run, put that to use in the Belmont. Jockey Joel Rosario gave the colt a perfect ride, hugging the rail and making it a shorter trip. Tacitus was running strongly to finish second, went wide on both turns. At a track like this one, that […]

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Who do you like for the Belmont?

Tacitus wins the wood memorial

War of Will is the only horse this year that will have run in all three Triple Crown races. This means that the rest of the field is fresh and well rested in comparison. Maximum Security an Country House are sitting the race out, which leaves the race wide open. Although we hope it’s not […]

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