Back in the Saddle

back in the saddle

I’m happily back in the saddle again. Now, Zelda and I are working on getting back into shape. It’s kind of a toss up which one of us is in worse shape. I tried to use an older girth on her today and discovered a solid three inch gap between the billets and the girth. […]

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A Little Bit of Freedom

Horse hair bracelet

Sending Freedom off to Virginia was a bit traumatic — probably more so for me than for him, as he’s settled in quickly and well. When he was about to leave, I received such a thoughtful gift from my co-op partner (Curly’s Mom) — a bracelet made from Freedom’s tail hair. I have really enjoyed […]

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Tim and Jonelle Price share the Podium at Pau 5*

Tim Price and Falco

Tim and Jonelle Price proved again that they are the power couple of eventing, finishing first and third at the Pau 5*. This is the second time this year that the couple were on the podium at a 5* event this year, having finished second and third at Kentucky. Tim rode Falco in the gelding’s […]

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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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