Demand for Ejiao Decimating global Donkey Population

Ejiao

Ejiao (eh-gee-yow) is one of the most valuable ingredients used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is believed to have medicinal and rejuvenating effects and is frequently added to anti-aging products, used to treat anemia and reproductive problems, and believed to cure dry cough, and boost libido. It’s even added to Coronavirus treatments. Made from gelatin […]

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Cautiously Optimistic

Cautiously optimistic

So far, so good. I’m cautiously optimistic about Zelda surviving hunt season without another flare-up of ulcers. We’ve been taking it easy — trailer training has helped, and I’ve been mixing it up, so that every trailer ride isn’t to a hunt. Last week we went to a hunter pace, which was more low key […]

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Anti-Bug Socks

Anti-bug socks

It may only be mid-May, but the weather has heated up here and the bugs are starting to come out. I’ve tried putting fly wraps on, but they inevitably come off and then I have to criss-cross the paddock trying to find them (and hope they aren’t shredded). Here’s a nifty and inexpensive solution: Human […]

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Trailering Anxiety

Trailering Anxiety

Zelda and I have something in common: trailering anxiety. It was her anxiety while trailering last year that prompted me to have her scoped for ulcers. She’s never been bad about getting on the trailer, but sometimes she would tremble as she stood there, and on the way home she would move around a lot. […]

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Rombauer Wins Preakness

All eyes were on the battle between Medina Spirit and Midnight Bourbon as they pulled away from the field neck and neck. Until Rombauer came charging past them, pulling away to win the Preakness by 4 1/2 lengths. Midnight Bourbon finished second and Medina Spirit faded to third. As reported yesterday, Rombauer is a homebred […]

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2021 Preakness Line Up

2021 Preakness Line Up

Ten horses will contest the 2021 Preakness Stakes, including Medina Spirit, who passed three rounds of pre-race drug tests. There was some debate over whether Pimlico would let the Kentucky Derby winner run, even while officials in Kentucky wait for results from the “B” sample of his blood test, but Preakness organizers announced they would […]

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Medina Spirit Fails Post-Derby Drug Test

Medina Spirit Fails Drug Test

Could we have another Kentucky Derby DQ? Medina Spirit has failed a post-Derby drug test, testing positive for betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid used to treat joint pain in horses. Betamethasone is not an illegal drug, but Kentucky restricts its use to more than 14 days before a race. The test showed that Medina Spirit revealed […]

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Soften your Hands with a Driving Rein

Driving rein

When Buck Davidson rode Carlevo with his reins in the driving position to stadium jump at Rolex, people took notice. Commenters noted that Carvelo is a very sensitive horse and carrying your reins like you are driving is a quick and reliable way to establish a soft and giving contact. For many years, trainers have […]

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