So, are You Going to Ride Again?

Zelda

Since my accident, I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked whether I plan to ride again. Of course, none of the people who’ve asked me are horse people. To them, the answer is obvious. Why would a freak accident and a couple of fractures keep me from doing something I love? […]

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Hide and Seek

While Freedom always wants to go out for a ride, Zelda can sometimes be a bit difficult to catch. Those are the days I rue the size of her pasture, especially after I’ve walked back and forth several times. Of course, giving up isn’t an option: she can never think that she’s gotten out of […]

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After the Finish with Paul Tapner

It’s a thrill to cross the finish line at an event like Burghley, but rarely do we see what happens once the riders jump off. Follow Paul Tapner and Bonza King of Rouges behind the scenes after they finish their cross country round. It’s a real family affair. The pair finished 19th.

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Future Champion?

On a very cold February day it was fun to watch this American Pharoah colt enjoy the spring weather with his dam. Last week we had record highs — mid 60s and even low 70s. Today the high was 17 and with the wind chill it felt more like 2. What happened to spring?

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Winter is coming

Tonight we are expecting temperatures to drop to about zero, with gusting winds that will make it feel even colder. I’m not really ready for winter. Yesterday it was 40 degrees and sunny! This evening I bundled up the horses in their blankets, fed some extra hay and made sure they had plenty of water. […]

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