The Outhouse

The Outhouse

Summer temperatures are here, which means that Zelda and Curly are spending a lot more time in their run in shed. Run in hardly does it justice. The barn was built with a generous overhang and has a large matted area, more than enough space for the girls to hang out in the shade. There’s […]

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Charlie Mackesy Original Drawings on Sale by Sotheby’s

Charlie Mackesy

A group of 28 working illustrations from the award-winning book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by illustrator Charlie Makesy, is being offered in a selling exhibition by Sotheby’s. I’ve loved his illustrations for many years, first following the artist on Instagram and Facebook. Although many of the drawings have already been […]

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Mo Donegal Wins Belmont Stakes

Mo Donegal wins Belmont Stakes

Mo Donegal’s win of the Belmont Stakes marks the fourth consecutive year that three different horses have won the Triple Crown races. Of course, we knew there would be no Triple Crown this year, as Derby winner, Rich Strike, chose to skip the Preakness. Mo Donegal also skipped the second race and came into the […]

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Tips for Making your Boots Last Longer

Tall boots are expensive. Even off-the-shelf boots cost a lot, but custom boots? They can take your breath away. For many people, a pair of tall boots is the second most expensive piece of equipment they will buy, after their saddle, which is why it’s so important to treat your boots like an investment. I […]

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Rich Strike Prepares for the Belmont

Rich Strike prepares for the Belmont Stakes

Rich Strike is looking relaxed and full of energy as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on June 11th. The colt did his final breeze at Churchill Downs on May 30th covering five-furlongs in 0:59. With his regular exercise rider, Gabriel Lagunes, in the irons, the colt showed some sass with some bucking at the […]

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So your Kids want to Ride?

So your kids want to ride?

As summer approaches, parents are looking at summer activities for their children. Many of those kids are begging to learn to ride horses. Certainly, that was me! I went to horseback riding camp every summer from the ages of 12-15 and before that, took lessons at local riding schools. When I had kids of my […]

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Is Bitless Really Better?

Is Bitless Better

Back in 1999, Dr. Robert Cook, professor emeritus of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, introduced his bitless bridle and did a tremendous job of creating the bitless vs. bit debate. Bitless is supposed to be kinder than putting a bit in a horse’s mouth. Bits, according to Dr. Cook create pain […]

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Bernadini Colt sells for $3.35 Million, Sets New Record

Bernadini Colt sells for $3.35 Million

In a world where a $30,000 claiming horse just won the Kentucky Derby, it’s kind of amazing to read that a new price record was set for a two-year old in training: $3.35 million. Yup, a two-year old son of Bernadini, Hip #385, just sold for more than 100x the cost of the Kentucky Derby […]

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