Dressed for Success

Dressed for Success

This year, with all the rain, the bugs have been terrible and are still going strong. Normally, the deerfly season runs from the beginning of July through early August. I guess this year they didn’t get the memo. Some days, the bugs are so bad that after only a few minutes I turn around and […]

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Beware the Red Frisbee

We’ve had a warm, spring-like week with temperatures in the sixties. People are out, walking, running, riding and . . . playing Frisbee. Zelda has a particular aversion to red Frisbees. They obviously eat horses. Especially black mares. And they fly at you. Now, Zelda definitely has spring fever. It’s hard to keep her attention […]

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Horses by their very nature, excel at forgiveness. Watch some herd dynamics and you’ll see that while there can be some very articulate discussions over herd dynamics or access to food, they are brief. Horse move on. They don’t hold a grudge. At least not much. Zelda is very forgiving. Even syringing ulcer medication into […]

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Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra Born at Rancine Zoo

Hartmann's Mountain Zebra

Get ready for an overdose of cuteness with this Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra foal, born at the Rancine Zoo (in Rancine, Wisconsin) on Christmas Eve. An incredibly important addition to the dwindling population — there are fewer than 100 Hartman’s mountain zebras in the US and are liisted as “vulnerable” in their native habitats in Southern […]

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Authentic Retires To Stud

Authentic retires

Coming off his Breeders’ Cup classic victory, Authentic has retired to Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky, where he will stand for $75,000. The three year old raced only eight times, but earned an impressive $6,191,200. In addition to the Breeders’ Cup Classic the colt won the Kentucky Derby, the G1 Haskell, G2 San Felipe and G3 […]

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Horse Clipping Maestro

Horse clipping maestro

As I pull out my clippers this year, my goals are modest: I’m not a horse clipping maestro, I’m an amateur who hopes for straight clean lines and a more comfortable horse. But there are some real artists out there who inspire the rest of us to new heights. Melody Hames uses clippers as her […]

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Cloned Przewalski’s Horse introduces Genetic Diversity

Cloned Przewalski's Horse

In a move right out of Jurassic Park, a cloned Przewalski’s horse has been born using genetic material cryopreserved 40 years ago, reviving genetic diversity “lost” decades ago. Kurt, the adorable colt, is the most genetically important member of his dwindling species. The last time the Przewalski’s horse was seen in the wild was in […]

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Nine Fillies to STart in 2020 Kentucky Oaks

Kentucky Oaks

Nine fillies are lining up to run in the Kentucky Oaks tomorrow. The precursor race to the Derby looks to be a good one with experts divided on whether Gamine, Swiss Sky Diver and Speech come out on top. Many handicappers think Gamine is as good as the boys, and wondered if she’d run in […]

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