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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Watch out for Turtles

Turtle

‘Tis the season when turtles are leaving the comfort of their watery homes to set off cross country to find the ideal place to bury their eggs. For several of them, it appears that place is the grass ring where I ride or the field next to it, where I also ride. It amazes me […]

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The Equestrian’s Car – What’s in Yours?

Equestrian's Car

Let’s face it an equestrian’s car is an extension of our barn and our tackroom. In the backseat of my car today is a saddle (no surprise there) and a Saddleright pad. On most days there’s usually a pair of breeches, a spare set of paddock boots and various incarnations of gloves — usually left […]

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3 Easy Cavaletti Exercises

3 Easy Cavaletti Exercises

As part of Zelda’s coronavirus fitness program, today I added 3 easy cavaletti exercises to my ride. Ground poles are a great way to teach your horse to use her body more correctly by improving strength and flexibility, balance, and coordination. Once your horse gets comfortable with poles on the ground, you can increase the […]

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#LRK3DE Virtual Event Starts NOW

#LRK3DE Virtual Event

For those suffering from Rolex Kentucky Three-Day withdrawal, the answer is clear: watch the LRK3DE virtual event! Even better, you can watch for free. Become a US Equestrian Fan Member and use the promotional code LRK3DE2. USEF Network is proud to host the first-ever #LRK3DE Virtual Event so you don’t have to miss the #BestWeekendAllYear! […]

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