Virtual Windsor 2020 Starts Tomorrow

Virtual Windsor 2020

Virtual Windsor 2020 has received a total of 4266 entries across its classes after launching a month ago following the cancellation of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The show was launched in 1943 to help raise funds to help the British Army during World War 2 and has been attended ever since by senior royals. […]

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Secretariat the Favorite in the Triple Crown Showdown

Secretariat the odds-on favorite for Triple Crown Show Down

Tomorrow we will have the chance to watch the best thoroughbreds of all time come together in the dream race of a lifetime, but it comes as no surprise that Secretariat is the odds-on favorite for the Triple Crown Showdown tomorrow with current odds of 7-2. Citation follows him at 4-1; Affirmed and Seattle Slew […]

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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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Tune into Equus: The Story of the Horse

Equus: the story of the horse

Next up on the Covid-19 viewing schedule for me is the Nature program Equus: The Story of the Horse. I missed it when it first aired, but it’s still available to watch for free online. The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. Ever since the mysterious beginning […]

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Celebrating the Day of the Horse

Dudley

December 13th is the National Day of the Horse where people are encouraged to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States. Let me count the ways that my horses have added to my life (if not to my pocketbook). They make me smile. They give […]

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My childhood barn

FAO Schwartz

This photo was posted on Facebook recently, by someone selling this vintage toy barn. I can vividly remember the Christmas where this fabulous barn from the toystore F.A.O. Schwartz was under the tree. Oh, the hours of entertainment this provided! I don’t know how many kids these days lie on the floor and create riding […]

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Summer is here and the horses are in heaven

Enjoying the grass

Summer is here and the girls are enjoying their time out on the grass. At the end of the day they wait patiently at the gate to be allowed on to graze. They are good about it, though. Grain still trumps grass so they come back when it’s dinner time. This really looks like horse […]

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Horses are good for your soul

This article, Horses, Depression, and Me: How Riding Changed my Life, came up in my news feed today. Not that the idea came as a shock. Horses are good therapy. They are great listeners, they are always glad to see you (if you are the person who feeds them) and they are willing to work […]

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