Budweiser Clydesdales Rock Russia

CGI Clydesdales

This Budweiser Mockumentary aired in Russia this year. I’m always up for the Budweiser Clydesdales (they are Zelda’s favorite, too), but these five are a bit too clever at playing their parts. Pretty good for CGI, but disappointing that they aren’t real. These are all keyframes horses animated in 3D. Pretty cool? or pretty lame? […]

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Another generation of Munnings

Munnings Art

After featuring the paintings of Alfred Munnings earlier in the week, imagine my suprise when my Facebook feed served up another variation on Munnings. Beth Munnings, who is descened from Sir Alfred’s uncle, Benjamin, has carried on with the family tradition of following the hounds and painting. While she has some lovely paintings on her […]

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In the Field: Browse the upcoming sale at Christies

Huntsmen with hounds, Zennor Hill, Cornwall

There are few really nice paintings in next week’s sale at Christie’s, “In the Field: An Important Private Collection of Sporting Art,”  that I wouldn’t mind hanging over my fireplace. My top choices would be two by Alfred Munnings, described by Brandon Lindberg, a Christies director and senior specialist, as “the last, great British sporting […]

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Toughen up Snowflake! The cult of bullying coaches

What am I looking for?

George Morris has been in the equestrian news a lot these days. His ban is due to findings that he sexually molested minors. But the other thing that’s been talked about a lot is his coaching style. Honestly, I thought that would bring him down long ago. Let’s face it. George Morris epitomizes the bullying […]

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It was a dark and stormy night

Dark and stormy night

It should not be snowing, sleeting and this cold on December 2nd. But it is. The horses are warm under their blankets. Zelda was hungry and cranky when I went to feed tonight — Curly is her best friend in the world, but Zelda absolutely terrorizes her at dinner time, especially now that the last […]

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Tucked into Blankets ahead of the storm

blanketing guide

We are experiencing our first winter storm as I type this post. Although it’s only December 1st, we will likely have close to a foot of the white stuff before it ends. I tucked the horses up in their winter blankets for the event. In general, I’ve gotten a lot less obsessive about blanketing, the […]

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How to cook Thanksgiving Dinner and Still Hunt

Thanksgiving Hunt

This year I am not hunting on Thanksgiving, but when the hunt has been closer to home, I have indulged by sneaking off in the morning, hunting and having a later dinner. However, in this oldie-but-goodie from Cooky McClung, she describes exactly how to pull off the big meal and still make that Hunt. I […]

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