Tuesday News and Notes from Cavalor

Collection Pass looks on as riders breeze by on the track at Galway Downs. Photo by Kate Chadderton Collection Pass looks on as riders breeze by on the track at Galway Downs. Photo by Kate Chadderton

Ever wonder what an ex-race horse would say to a horse currently racing and residing at the track? Would OTTB’s like Collection Pass and Buckharo offer words of wisdom and guidance of what lies ahead when their racing career is over? Especially after this past weekend, where hundreds of retired race horses congregated to show off their new skill sets, my answer is yes. OTTB’s have shown in grand fashion that life beyond the track is amazing and can lead in hundreds of directions. I think that Bucky and Cole would explain to this current crop of race horses that their job’s are just beginning and life after the track is something to be celebrated.

Events Opening Today:  None

Events Closing this Week:  Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6),  River Glen Fall H.T. (TN, A-3),  Ocala Horse Properties Fall Event (FL, A-3),  Full Moon Farms H.T. (MD, A-2)

Tuesday News and Notes:

Win a Day With Boyd and Silva: We have all dreamed of being able to spend a day with a top rider in our sport. What about being able to spend it with a top dressage rider as well? What if it all happened at the same time with up to 9 of your friends? Well our good friends at Practical Horseman and Dressage Today along with help from Purina are giving you that chance. [Win A Day with Boyd & Silva]

Pumpkins For Pony?: So if your like me, Halloween and all things fall really make this season truly special. My trips to the pumpkin patch often end up with way more pumpkins that I can even think about carving. So why not offer some of this amazing fall treat to your horse. But before you do get some pumpkin education and know what your feeding. [Can Horses Eat Pumpkin]

Steel Horse at Kentucky Horse Park: What is 10 feed long, has 30 feet of chain, and is pure equine artistry in motion? Answer: a brand new piece of equine artwork on display at the Kentucky Horse Park. With the push of a small button, guests can make this metal sculpture come to life. Sculptor, Adrian Landon, took two years designing and machining the metal that will be onsite until next October.[Artistry In Motion]

An Orange a Day Keeps the Hunters Away: Last weekend marked the beginning of hunting season here in Maryland. Cannon fire echoed through the hills and woods as many weekend warriors headed into the woods to do what it is they do. We can never practice too much safety this time of year no matter where you hack. Make sure you take the extra time to not look like a prize winning deer that hunter wants so badly. [Hunting Season Safety Guide]

Tuesday Video Break:

Next week I will be at the Kentucky Horse Park, and you can bet I will be like a little kid pressing the green button over and over again.