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Working students have all the ... fun? Photo by Meg Kep.
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With the spring season reaching full swing, many eventers are beginning the search for working students once again. Working students are an essential part of any equine operation, involving themselves in the day to day...
» Read More By on Mar 27, 2015 3:00 pm
ConfidenceEQ is easy to use. Photo by Jenni Autry.
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We’ve all dealt with a nervous horse. Whether it’s trailering to a new environment, warming up in a busy ring or — like my OTTB mare — standing for the farrier, sometimes horses will just come undone....
» Read More By on Mar 27, 2015 1:00 pm
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Texas Rose Horse Park is running one of the few Advanced divisions not located on the East or West Coast this weekend. This is only the third year of putting on an Advanced during their...
» Read More By on Mar 27, 2015 9:00 am
Galway Downs is now home to racehorses! Photo courtesy of Galway Downs FB.
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The very first three-star of the year is commencing today at Galway Downs, and I think I can even feel the excitement all the way over here in Virginia! I’ve been watching videos of the...
» Read More By on Mar 27, 2015 12:03 am
Mare. Gelding. Mare. Gelding. Do you have a preference? Creative Commons Photo.
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Geldings. Mares. Geldings. Mares. The age old debate — which makes for the better equine partner? Every rider most likely has their own opinion on this hot topic. And some have (very) strong opinions on...
» Read More By on Mar 26, 2015 5:00 pm
Jennie Brannigan and Where's The Beef lead the race. Photo by Tod Marks Photography.
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Jennie Brannigan made a splash in the racing world this past weekend, piloting Tim and Nina Gardner’s Where’s The Beef to a fourth place finish in an allowance turf race at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase....
» Read More By on Mar 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Maggie Gilbert and Toby Wan Kanobi take on Novice XC at the Rocking Horse Winter I Horse Trials. Photo courtesy of Xpress Foto.
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Big talent can come in small packages. Take Maggie Gilbert’s pony, Toby Wan Kanobi: a 1999 bay pinto standing 14.1 hands high, Toby possesses springs in his legs that carried him and Maggie all the way to the 2014...
» Read More By on Mar 26, 2015 1:00 pm
Boyd Martin and Master Frisky. Photo by Jenni Autry.
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Entries for Rolex closed on Tuesday, so we’re seeing the last few entries trickling in right now. This morning, Boyd Martin finally made his appearance on the list with three horses who will be contesting...
» Read More By on Mar 26, 2015 11:00 am
Cody Sturgress and Imperial Melody at Poplar Place. Photo courtesy of Bailey Moran.
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Cody Sturgess has always seen something special in his OTTB mare, Imperial Melody. Purchased off the track as a two-year-old who had just raced one time, Imperial Melody (My Imperial Slew – Golden Melody, by Geiger...
» Read More By on Mar 26, 2015 9:00 am
This is how Dom Schramm teaches cross country in the Hitchcock Woods. Photo courtesy of Dom.
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Yesterday, the local fox hunt came through my farm, and in a rather crazy way, went careening through the main barn and paddock facilities, hounds and all swarming through the fields. I was trapped in...
» Read More By on Mar 26, 2015 12:03 am
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