3000-Year Old Horse Brasses Found in Scotland

3000-year old horse brasses

A cache of 3000-year-old horse brasses found in Scotland are giving researchers new insights into the construction of Bronze Age horse harnesses. Archaeologists were able to trace the remaining outlines of the leather straps attached to the metal rings discs and buckles, providing important information on how the harness was used and assembled. The brasses […]

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Chincoteague Pony Auction Goes Online

Chincoteague Pony Auction goes online

This would have been the 95th year of the Chincoteague pony swim and auction, but 2020 will be remembered as the year when the Chincoteague Pony Auction went virtual. Like everything else this year, the pony auction will take place online. In fact, bidding for this year’s foals started on July 23rd and ends tomorrow, […]

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The First Bird’s Nest of the Season

Bird's Nest

Walking under a tree in the girls’ pasture, I came across the first bird’s nest of the season lying in the grass. You can see that this one is courtesy of Curly and Freedom — a nice mix of chestnut hair and white — along with some string. Zelda did not contribute! I love how […]

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Transitions, transitions, transitions

Transitions, transitions, transitions

If location is key to real estate success, then the most useful training exercises available to every rider are transitions, transitions, transitions. I know I’ve written about transitions before, but I’ve been working with Zelda this spring, getting her back in shape, working on her balance and asking her to work more sharply off my […]

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Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September 5th

The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September 5

Churchill Downs has rescheduled the 146th  Kentucky Derby from May 2, 2020, to Labor Day weekend, September 5, 2020; the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020. Dates for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the second and third legs, respectively, of horse racing’s Triple Crown, are also under […]

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Donald Duck & Goofy go Foxhunting

Donald Duck & Goofy go foxhunting

I’ve never seen this Donald Duck and Goofy cartoon on foxhunting before. I had to share, because with the coronavirus dominating the news right now, we could all use a little humor in our lives!

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Stockpiling For Covid-19?

stockpiling grain

Okay, so we’re all worried about the coronavirus and many people are stockpiling toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Zelda was particularly concerned that we might run out of grain. I told her not to worry. I ordered extra bags of Triple Crown Senior, hay stretcher, Purina Amplify, and hay cubes. We’re set for a while. […]

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Can Jump Colors Influence Safety?

Colors influence Jump Safety

Since horses see colors differently than humans, so it’s important to consider jump colors as they can influence horse and rider safety. Horses have dichromatic vision, which means they have two receptor types (light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye) used in color vision. This gives them limited color vision, with the ability to […]

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