Sunday morning had some fabulous views for those of us at Ashland Farm in Walnut Grove, Georgia. It was the perfect amount if chill without being too cold, and the golden hue made my ride feel extra magical — so magical in fact that my ex-racehorse decided we could in fact manage a right lead canter. Small miracles are all around us.
National Holiday: National Cat Herders Day
Deonte Sewell may have a dream job, but he’s still pushing for more. He’s been working for Phillip Dutton since September, and says that every day is an offer for a wealth of opportunity from a masterclass rider. In this blog, Deonte shares an honest reflection of his experiences (and his nerves). [Settling In At True Prospect Farm]
Must competition horses be stalled for a healthy lifestyle? Or is more time in the pasture best? These are questions that have passionate answers from many horse owners. Dr. Janet Greenfield Davis breaks down the risks and benefits. [Let’s Settle It: Do All Horses Need to Be Stalled?]
We are saddened to learn of the passing of course builder Daniel Starck at the age of 69. Daniel entered into the event building sphere in 1985 when he was among the team of builders at the Kentucky Three-Day Event. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. [In Memoriam: Daniel Starck]
Dashing through the snow is fun, but first let’s make sure your horse is all set. Let you farrier know if you have plans to ride frequently in the snow. Don’t forget your layers, too, to keep warm while you’re at it! [Tips for Winter Riding in Snow and Ice]
Tuesday Video: Mia we aren’t laughing at you, we are laughing with you.