An impressive spook

Apparently this horse was spooked by a crab on the beach! Quite an intense reaction and an impressive display of riding — not to mention the jockey nailed the landing. Perfect 10!

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Lord Windermere Wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

20-1 long shot Lord Windermere made the Cheltenham Gold Cup a nail biter. Although he was at the back of the field for much of the race, the 8-year old gelding ridden by Davy Russell, rallied to win by a half a head with a dramatic sprint. It just goes to show that it’s not where […]

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And they’re off. The Clydesdales, that is.

The Annual Clydesdale Sprint took place on November 24th. Over the 2 furlong course, the Clydesdales reached top speeds of 20 mph and the ground shook. Now you might not think 20 mph is fast, but the sheer power of these horses is impressive. Zelda is half Clyde and she has a good turn of […]

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Zelda’s hooves – an update

It’s been seven weeks since Zelda had her first trim (from dinner plates to desert plates). Today she was shod for the second time. I think her feet are looking a whole lot better. The flare is vastly improved and the areas that needed to be resected (to remove bacteria) have grown out considerably. Of […]

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The best recovery ever!

It’s hard to believe that Jockey Robbie Dunne was able to recover from this! When Rigadin De Beauchene went through the fence, rather than over it, Dunne not only held on — he got back in the saddle and kept going! Next time I’m hanging off my horse’s neck I’ll have to remember this for […]

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