OTTBs: A Good Bet

October 8, 2015

I get asked quite often whether I think racing messes up horses so that their future gets compromised. And it’s the classic cop out [full article]

Learned Helplessness

October 7, 2015

Before I ever heard about learned helplessness applied to anything, there was a real sense of the meaning. Learned helplessness could be [full article]

Zorse For Sale!

October 5, 2015

Looking to add a hint of exotica to your barn? Do we have the horse zorse for you. His name is Zulu, and yes, he is sired by a zebra and [full article]

Ride Like a Kid

October 5, 2015

Year in, year out, I find the riders who sort of “let” it happen are more likely to be “slithery” and “body [full article]

The Queen of Paris

October 3, 2015

History is stirring in Paris. This Sunday, a 5-year-old bay mare named Treve will attempt to win an unprecedented third consecutive Prix de [full article]

Magnificent Mundane

October 2, 2015

Who would believe that mucking stalls would yield anything more than two wheelbarrows full of the usual contributions from these prolific [full article]

Those Bad Days

September 30, 2015

Few riders haven’t had one—a day when either you, or your horse, or both of you are “having a bad day” of one kind or [full article]

What is THAT?

September 29, 2015

Seriously, why all the damned fuss about having an “independent seat”? There are thousands upon thousands of riders who ride [full article]

A Second Dance

September 25, 2015

In a lifetime around horses, many of them were treasured family and teachers of an uncommon kind. Usually the best of them had something [full article]

Update on Quest and Rio

September 18, 2015

A month ago, we brought you the disturbing story of animal neglect on a Maryland farm when local authorities found three severely neglected [full article]

A Christmas Story

September 18, 2015

The essence of the mythical Pegasus is alive in every horse, no matter how big or how small they may be. We can either be lifted to our [full article]

Breeding For Show?

September 15, 2015

Take almost any type or breed of horse in 2015, and compare it to that type or breed from 50 years ago, and what you will often find is [full article]

The Essence of A Horse

September 11, 2015

It’s something inexplicable…that almost surreal moment when you first look into the eyes of a horse that you know beyond a shadow of a [full article]
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