A Warm Winter’s Day

Warm Winter's Day

I got my Christmas present early: a day warm enough to ride in just a fleece sweater. There’s just a hint of snow left — mostly slush — and the sun felt warm on my face. Zelda reminded me that she was still wearing a full winter coat, so we took a walk and enjoyed […]

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All I want for Christmas . . .

Fox in the Snow

The Chronicle of the Horse republished this classic Cookie McClung column recently. I’ve copied it here. How amazing to give someone the gift of an experience-of-a-lifetime. Every time the Chronicle reposts one of her columns, I remember I loved her writing more than anything else in the magazine while I was growing up. For those […]

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How long will you keep riding?

Dinnie Greenway

After my accident, many people asked me if I’d stopped riding. Honestly, that never crossed my mind. I was too concerned by figuring out how soon I could get back on my horse. While I do know people who have chosen to enjoy horses from the ground, rather than in the saddle, I’d like to […]

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Celebrating the Day of the Horse


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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Budweiser Clydesdales Rock Russia

CGI Clydesdales

This Budweiser Mockumentary aired in Russia this year. I’m always up for the Budweiser Clydesdales (they are Zelda’s favorite, too), but these five are a bit too clever at playing their parts. Pretty good for CGI, but disappointing that they aren’t real. These are all keyframes horses animated in 3D. Pretty cool? or pretty lame? […]

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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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