Old Friends Daylily Sale Benefits TB Rescue

Only 10 lucky people will have the chance to add a Hemerocallis ‘Old Friends’ daylily their garden. In this fundraiser for Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm, you have the chance to purchase one of 10 beautiful 6.5” tetraploid daylilies hybridized by John and Annette Rice of Paris, KY. It was specially chosen by Old Friends President […]

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Conor Swail sets a winning streak in Vancouver

Conor Swail

They don’t call Conor Swail the winningest rider at Thunderbird Show Park for nothing. Swail lived up to his reputation this week by dominating the big jumper classes with some blazing fast — and clear — rounds. He started off with a win on Vital Chance de la Roque in the CSI4*-W $75,000 Welcome 1.50m. […]

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Take Advantage of Helmet Awareness Weekend Sales

Now’s the time to buy a new helmet and take advantage of the International Helmet Awareness sales that are running this week and through the weekend. Sadly, it appears that the organization that started the initiative, Riders4Helmets, is gone. Their website is abandoned and their Facebook page hasn’t been updated in a year. So kudos […]

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Does this look familiar?

This made me laugh. Especially the part where he “throws a shoe.” These days I need more laughter. Three weeks into a broken ankle and my patience is wearing thin. Send funny things my way — please!

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A Changing of the Guard for British Eventing

Changing of the guard

The Blenheim Palace Horse Trials proved to be a changing of the guard for British eventing. Twenty-four year old Yasmin Ingham riding Banzai Du Loir finished on her dressage score at the Blenheim Palace Horse Trials last weekend. Last year, Ingham was called one of the “rising stars” of British eventing, having The 23-year-old holds […]

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Are Farm Calls by Vets Disappearing?

Farm calls

Freedom has expressed his solidarity with me by coming up three legged lame, favoring his left hind. According to my barn mate, who fed this morning, there’s nothing overtly wrong — no bleeding, no swelling, no heat, no stone in his hoof. Most likely, it’s an abscess. However, to make sure it’s nothing too serious, […]

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The Wrong Kind of Boot

Major Bummer

Little did I know when I rode in the Hunter Pace that it would be my last long ride for some time. Last week, when walking down a hill in the rain to check on the horses I slipped on the grass and fell. I knew it was bad. There was a popping, which didn’t […]

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A Ride by the Charles

A ride by the charles

Last weekend, Zelda and I went on a fabulous hunter pace. It had been rescheduled twice. Once for flooding after rain earlier in the summer, then because Hurricane Ida was coming through New England. Finally, we had a cool, pleasant day. The first ride in months that was bug free. Zelda and I hadn’t been […]

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