The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Movie

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

For all of us Charlie Mackesy fans, the new short film based on The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse book is a must see. The short film, which debuted on Apple TV on Christmas Day, features an award-winning cast of actors, including Tom Hollander as ‘the mole’, Idris Elba OBE as ‘the […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

A Winter Carriage Ride. Antique postcard from the early 1900s

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the stable All the creatures were cozy, to the best I was able. The stalls were all bedded, and horses had hay The waterers all working, and the tools put away. My hubby was napping in front of the log fire, And for once I was able, […]

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When your Horse steps on a Nail

A nail in the hoof

When a horse steps on a nail it is a true emergency. Not only can a puncture wound damage important parts of the hoof, but it provides a pathway for dangerous bacteria that can lead to terrible infections. The lead photo for this blog was sent to me by a friend. Her horse came up […]

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Bulldog Hanover Retires with another Record-Breaking Win

Bulldog Hannover sets the record for the mile

I don’t follow harness racing, but even I have heard of Bulldog Hanover, considered to be the fastest harness horse in history. He recently topped off his career with another record-breaking win in the $345,000 TVG Series Open Pace championship on November 26th, improving on the previous track record by two-fifths of a second. The […]

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Churchill Downs release Official Art of the 2023 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs release official 2023 Kentucky Derby Artwork

It made be months until the Kentucky Derby but with the release of the 2023 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by international artist, Romero Britto, Churchill Downs has set the stage for this most iconic of races.Known for his vibrant colors and bold patterns that evoke joy and fun, Britto is one of the […]

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What Plants are Toxic to Horses?

Toxic plant Chart

After Zelda and Curly’s experience with the acorns, I’ve been thinking about the other plants that are toxic to horses. Let’s face it. Some horses — like Zelda — will eat just about anything they can get their mouths on. This propensity for sampling new foods can lead to horses eating plants that are toxic. […]

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Thing 1 or Thing 2?

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Zelda has a striking blaze. I’ve always thought that it looked like the Dr. Seuss characters, Thing 1 or Thing 2, the mischievous twins in the Cat in the Hat. Luckily, she is better behaved. In fact, now I can’t unsee it. The question is, which one is Zelda? And where’s her twin? Does your […]

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Secretariat Mural Unveiled in Paris, KY

Secretariat Mural

A three-story mural of the great Secretariat was unveiled November 19th in the stallion’s hometown of Paris, Kentucky. The Paris community choir sang “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight,” and a stereo played Chic Anderson’s memorable call of the 1973 Belmont Stakes, in which he declared that Secretariat was “moving like a tremendous machine!” The mural was […]

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