Advice and instruction related to equestrian activities including individuals or groups dedicated to specific sports or perspectives

Woman Runs And Jumps Like A Horse

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: |

"In My Opinion..." by Melanie Eberhardt My mother tells a story about my "odd behavior" as a child. She actually has a lot of those stories but today I’ll share one of her favorites – the time I became a horse. I wanted a horse. My parents did not. In a bout of parental defiance (or [...]

Tim Conway Wanted To Be A Jockey

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

He grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio (USA) with ambitions to become a jockey. He was the right stature, short and under 100 lbs. He loved horse racing but there were obstacles he could never overcome. “I had two problems, he explained. “When they put me on a horse, I kept falling off, and I had [...]

Remembering Doris Day

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

Legendary actress and singer, Doris Day, passed away Monday at 97. We grew up watching her movies “Pillow Talk” and my favorite “Don’t Eat the Daisies” and listening to songs like “Que Sera Sera” and “Sentimental Journey”. What is less known about Day is her dedication to help animals. “You have to do things, you have [...]

It’s Only a Matter of Time – the Rebirth of an Ice Age Horse

April 28th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , , |

It was the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, a 2,500,000-year period of climate turbulence. In Siberia repeated glacial periods were offset by warmer periods supporting endless grasslands. With each climate shift life on earth changed – animals evolved, new species developed while others died off. He was born during one of Siberia’s more recent cooling periods [...]

A Horse Named Lady Wonder – Genius? Psychic? Hoax?

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

She was a national phenom. More than 150,000 people traveled to Richmond, Virginia to meet her in person. By 1927 she was famous from coast to coast, this black, part Thoroughbred mare with three white socks but not for sport as you might think. No, this mare was famous for her ability to solve problems and [...]

Secretariat’s Progeny and 30 YO Daughter

March 31st, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

I enjoy the occasional story that pops up on the internet when someone discovers they have a son or daughter of Secretariat. Big Red was born today, March 30, 1970 out of Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal. Secretariats First Foal, First Secretary Retired from his phenomenal racing career, Big Red was sent to stud at [...]

Van Gogh’s Post-Impressionistic and Most-Impressionistic Equines

March 30th, 2019|Categories: Art & Culture, Features, Training|Tags: |

He is the tragic genius who painted sunflowers and starry nights like no one before him. One would be hard pressed to find someone who never heard of Vincent Willem Van Gogh. His name alone conjures images of layered brush strokes and brilliant color giving us timeless expressions of rural landscapes and 19th century life. Van [...]

100 Feet Untraveled – Your Horses’ Gastrointestinal System

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: |

Microtechnology and robotics have become common tools in human medicine. They are used as internal payload devices to deliver medicine, to affect molecular changes that help patients recover from physical trauma, to perform less intrusive surgery and to help diagnose internal issues. Recently some of these technologies have become available to small animal veterinarians which offers [...]

Did You Know Dr. Seuss Wrote a Book About Naked Women and Horses?

March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , , |

Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss Who hasn’t read “The Cat in the Hat” or “Horton Hears a Who” or watched “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” during the holidays? Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved authors of children’s books in our lifetime. Born March 2, 1904 in [...]

Swamp Cancer Dooms Seven Chincoteague Ponies

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History, Training|Tags: |

The name itself conjures horrific images that are not far off the mark. “Swamp Cancer” has made a deadly impression upon the 150 wild ponies of Chincoteague Island. Seven infected ponies were recently humanely euthanized; Shadow, Lightning, Calceti’n, Elusive Star, Essie, RainDancer and Lyra. Photo Credit: DVM Kenneth Marcella “Swamp Cancer” is not cancer [...]