Meet Harley the Magnificent

Harley the Magnificent

Harley the Magnificent is well known on the backside of Churchill Downs, where he serves as the voice of reason and a calming influence to the highly strung, high dollar racehorses he ponies on the track. As soon as I saw the video of him ponying King Guillermo in a video, I coveted him and […]

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Max Player visits the Starting Gate

Max Player visits the Starting Gate

In another great Kentucky Derby helmet cam we get to ride along while Max Player visits the starting gate and gallops. One of the fascinating parts of this video is it shows you just how tight the quarters are in those starting gates and highlights the danger the assistant starters are in as they wait […]

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Take a Ride on King Guillermo

Ride along with King Guillermo

As we count down to the 2020 Kentucky Derby, you can take a ride on King Guillermo thanks to this thrilling helmet cam video. The Derby contender caught handicappers’ attention with a speedy workout on Saturday — five furlongs in 00:58.20. King Guillermo is owned by five-time Major League Baseball player Victor Martinez. I’ll be […]

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Driving 20-in-Hand

Driving 20-in-hand

When competitive driver, Jérôme Voutaz, had his competition season canceled, he decided to create his own challenge — driving a 20-in-hand team of Franches-Montagnes horses, not just over a few meters, but on a 20 km journey. You have to sit back and marvel at the accomplishment. The video below traces his journey through the […]

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Kentucky Derby to be run without Fans

Kentucky Derby to be run without Fans

Two weeks before its delayed post time, officials have announced that the 2020 Kentucky Derby will be run without fans. The decision to run the rescheduled Sept. 5 races without fans also applies to the Kentucky Oaks and all live racing at Churchill Downs during Derby Week.  Earlier this month, Churchill Downs had planned to […]

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Equine Crash Test Dummy will make Horse Trailers Safer

Equine Crash Test Dummy

For as long as I can remember, horse trailer designs have been essentially the same — boxes that hold your horse while you pray that nothing terrible happens while you’re hauling them. A company in Australia has a mission to make trailers safer for horses and they come up with a novel way to test […]

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The Bugs are gone

The bugs are gone

Why am I smiling? The bugs are finally gone. The deer flies, which make riding a miserable experience during the summer, have vanished, along with the super high temperatures and humidity. Finally a day when I could meet up with friends and enjoy a summer ride. Zelda was glad to have the company. She was […]

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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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