The truck rattled and banged over the pockmarked road that led to the airport stables. It had been a tough winter, the endless pattern of freezing and thawing had left much of the area’s roadways battered and aged.
Gelden had chosen not to tell Hillary about Tesla’s whereabouts. Not because he felt she didn’t have the right to know, she did. But if he were wrong, if the note had not been about Tesla, if Maxim’s cryptic T.E.S. had stood for something else entirely (take Echinacea…
Dear fellow Saddlebred friends,
As many of you know, promoting Saddlebreds is a big responsibility for Saddlebred owners, trainers, and riders. Some areas of the country are better represented with ASB clubs and shows than others, and that is why I am writing to you today. Northwest Indiana and the Chicago south suburbs could benefit from a regional charter club for Saddlebreds, and I am proposing that we do just that. I have secured a domain name (nwisa.com) and have filled out the…
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News for all following Olympic jumping
July 9, 2008
Just days after winning the prestigious Grand Prix of Aachen, Dutch showjumper Albert Zoer has broken his leg and put his Olympic chances in jeopardy.
Zoer, 32, was schooling a young horse on Tuesday when he fell and broke his left leg. He was operated on later that day. His sister, Gina Zoer, said the operation went well with no complications. She said he was in pain and would be for a few days. He was…
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Last week I had to go to a meeting in the city centre (I live in a small village on the outskirts). I also needed to collect a pallet of feed as my horses are trialling a new mix from Winergy. As the feed store is on the way, I decide to drive the horse lorry & grab the feed on the way home.
So picture me in a suit & high heels trying to park up a horse truck in the city centre! I'd also popped my dressage saddle in as I wanted the saddler to take a quick look. Well, I'd…
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His name is not Gelding or Golden, Pammie thought to herself as she traipsed through the forest trail picking up Bounder’s droppings so Maxim wouldn’t complain his “woods are soiled.” Besides, what kind of psychic had a blinking neon crystal ball in the window of his Monopoly house? And a parrot named Goob? Mr. Vladimir was clearly a scam artist, in spite of his predictions about Uncle Paul and the cleaning woman.
She pushed aside the fronds of a Common…
Now I am in the UK where we are currently looking for property around the Cotswolds area. All of the little villages are so pretty! I love the cream teas and good english pub food here.
For the past three days I have been at Talland School of Equitation which is run by Pammy Hutton, a very well-known international dressage rider and trainer, and you know why when she teaches you. I have had three lessons a day and my butt is paying the price!!!
I was actually very…
Do you ever wonder what goes on inside your horse’s mind?
On January 23, 2006, The New York Times magazine ran a cover story called The Animal Self. According to the article, tests on animals have uncovered “not only the distinctiveness of birds and beasts but also…their deep resemblances to us and our own behaviors.” In other words, animals do not only have temperaments, they have complex and distinctive personalities, just like people.
Imagine “African gray parrots…
I am so relieved that our exams are over! We started early this morning, with barn duty at 6.30. The dressage tests started at 8.30 so we had to be on and warming up by at least 8am. I think I was quite nervous because I was really quiet and serious and held a straight face for most of the morning. Usually I act normal before a performance, but I guess I didn't know what to expect because being in front of German judges and riding an unfamiliar horse isn't exactly the most ideal situation!…Continue
Added by kc on June 17, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Took the pony and one of the horses to a schooling show on Saturday. We learned a lot and for the most part they were great!
The pony was in the 2'3" class, and thank goodness he's one of those great ones where you never have to worry about them stopping, regardless of what distance you give them. (I had a couple long spots that I would have preferred to stick in another small stride, but apparently that was not what pony wanted... we were giving the jumpers a run for their…
Added by Moocow on June 15, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I am posting this to put the information out there; I searched and searched to find out what was wrong with my horses
I wish I had known about this disease 1 1/2 years ago, that was when Patina, Finn and Tucker, my horses first started to be ill with unexplained sore feet, muscle loss and muscle tenderness, clicking joints, and general dullness. Tucker actually died, in spite of vets.
Today "thank God" I have at last found out what was causing…
So I've never really consistently kept a blog before, and those that I did write up were done years ago. This could be fun for kind of keeping track of what is going on with the horses I ride, the barn life and all that, though!
So I'm riding for a sales barn right now in Puslinch, Ontario. It operates out of Amarna Farms and we've got everything from super green ponies to that easy 3'6" hunter. As of right now I've got a few that I am working and showing to clients, and as of…