It’s a Hollywood Ending for Cody’s Wish

Cody's Wish made Cody Dorman's dreams come true

While this year’s Breeders’ Cup had a number of exceptional races, none was as emotional as the triumph of Cody’s Wish in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile because the 4 year old was not just racing for his owner: he carried the hopes and dreams of 16 year old Cody Dorman, who has such genetic […]

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7 STALL AND PASTURE TOYS FOR HORSES TO ENJOY

Horse toys

Watching Zelda flip her feed pan or pick up the hose and spray Curly, I’ve started to wonder if she’d enjoy having a few toys. I’d considered it when she was in a stall over the winter, but never got any further than putting up a scratching mat for her (so she didn’t knock the […]

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Badminton is Back!

Badminton is Back!

For the first time since 2019, the Badminton Horse Trials are back! A field of 83 horse and rider combinations is set to compete. The first inspection was today and dressage begins tomorrow. Two horses were held after the jog, Jonelle Price’s Classic Moet and Shadd’OC, the mount of Frenchman Ugo Provasi. Both horses were […]

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Zelda The Supervisor

What job would your horse have if she were human? Zelda would be a supervisor. No matter what you are doing — picking up manure, washing the water tank, fixing a fence — she is right there, staring over your shoulder, making sure you are doing it “right.” Curly could care less what the humans […]

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Tawny Port Punches Derby Ticket with Win in Stonestreet Lexington Stakes

Tawny Port wins Stonestreet

After coming in second to Tiz the Bomb in the Jack Ruby, Tawny Port mustered a late but strong bid, coming off the far turn into the final stretch four wide to a win in the $400K Stonestreet Lexington Stakes on Saturday — the final race in the Road to the Derby prep races. It […]

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Medina Spirit’s Cause of Death “Indetermined”

Medina Spirit

Medina Spirit’s necropsy was released yesterday and the results are inconclusive, although consistent with heart failure. The 3-year old colt died on Dec. 6 after working five furlongs at Santa Anita Park. The necropsy was conducted by veterinarians and forensic experts at the University of California, Davis. The report only states “sudden cardiorespiratory arrest/cardiac failure” […]

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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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