Cow Girl Up! Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall and her Amazing Cross County Trip

Nan Aspinwall and Lady Ellen

Some people just live larger than the rest of us. Nan Jeanne Aspinawall Gable Lambell, known as “Two Gun” Nan, was certainly one of them. In 1910-11, she became the first woman to ride on horseback from San Francisco to New York, covering 4496 miles and spending 180 days in the saddle. She was 31 […]

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Kaymarie Kreidel and Witch Hunter the MVPs of the Preakness

Kaymarie Kreidel and her off-track Thoroughbred Witch Hunter

When Bodexpress acted up in the starting gate, throwing jockey John Velasquez, outrider Kaymarie Kreidel and her off-track Thoroughbred Witch Hunter sprung into action. The former jockey and her former racehorse knew better than most how to go after a loose horse and, equally important, how to keep said loose horse from getting into more […]

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Let’s hope the Preakness is less dramatic than the Derby

Preakness stakes

After all the chaos surrounding this year’s Kentucky Derby — the scratch of Omaha Beach, the torrential rains and muddy track, the near collision between War of Wills and Maximum Security, and the ultimate disqualification of the winner — the lead up to the Preakness has been quiet. The biggest controversy has been about Pimlico […]

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A few extra inches

GIRTH extender

Zelda has been working hard to get back to her formerly svelte self, although the endless rain we’ve had here in New England has cut into our workout time (no indoor). To feel ready for hunting, I bought the velcro saddle, otherwise known as the WintecLite D’Lux. There was only one problem: the long billets […]

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Just a boy driving his pony

small boy with trailer

Gotta love this kid. He obviously loves his pony and he’s a better driver (already) than many of the people I see pulling horse trailers. Nothing like starting them young!

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