February 1, 2023.Reading time 3 minutes.
Although some people thought Art Collector’s best days were behind him, the 6-year old proved his detractors wrong with a decisive 4 1/2 length victory in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup. Art Collector’s last race was the G2 Lukas Classic last October where he finished 5th. Defunded finished second and pace setter Stiletto Boy […]
January 29, 2023.Reading time 5 minutes.
The cave paintings such as the ones found in Lascaux and Pech Merle in southwest France, and the El Castillo Cave in Spain, are well known for their remarkable cave paintings. Now, the artwork is being considered as more than just early painting; researchers believe the paintings are an early proto-writing system, dating back at […]
January 25, 2023.Reading time 4 minutes.
Hot Rod Charlie, the Grade 1 winner and earner of over $5.6 million on the racetrack, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Shadai Farm in Japan for the 2023 breeding season. I’ll miss watching him race. He showed up to every race and gave it his all, often battling down the […]
January 19, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
A painting of Napoleon’s famous battle charger Marengo, produced during the stallion’s lifetime is among an Old Masters sale at Christie’s in New York on January 25th. Titled Marengo, Napoleon’s Barb Charger, the work was painted by London artist James Ward in 1829. It is estimated to sell for between $250,000 and $350,000. It is only […]
January 15, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
One of the most famous shots from old cowboy movies is the leap across the canyon for the movie Three Jumps Ahead, released in 1923, featuring Tom Mix and his excellent horse Tony. Mix, born in Mix Run, Penn., on Jan. 6, 1880, was Hollywood’s first Western megastar and is credited with defining the genre […]
January 13, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Given the amount of time and money we all spend to insure our saddles fits our horses, it’s surprisingly easy to overlook the importance of storing your saddle properly to maintain that excellent fit. English saddles are made with panels that are either flocked with wool or made from foam. Storing your saddle on an […]
January 7, 2023.Reading time 11 minutes.
It’s been more than a year since Freedom stepped onto the cruise-ship-on-wheels and was whisked away to his retirement home in Virginia. While I was reluctant to send him so far away, I had just broken my ankle so couldn’t do my share in a co-op barn, and he is not a horse that tolerates […]
December 31, 2022.Reading time 3 minutes.
Zelda and I had a chat today about our New Year’s resolutions for 2023. I have some for her, she had some for me and we shared a few. .What are your resolutions for you and your horse?