Before we get any deeper into December 2016, here's a treat from Across The Pond (across from the US, that is). The My Shetland Advent Calendar built by Frances of Thordale Shetland Stud. Enjoy!
Morning works at Saratoga Racecourse. Photo by Rhonda Lane Want some input on how horse racing is conducted, regulated, and promoted? Take the survey from ARCI, aka Racing Commissioners International. (more…)
https://youtu.be/eyifzFZT7_Q Not the Stephen Spielberg movie, but the one with all the horse puppets. The holiday season gets busy fast, so you may want to save the date. If you haven't seen it, you may want to consider it. (more…)
The 2016 Massachusetts Equine Affaire will feature a panel of equestrian novelists on Thursday and Friday mornings. Of the seven authors, only two write books specifically for teens. The others write for adults. Here's the schedule, as listed on the Equine Affaire website. (more…)
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Horse racing movies from the '30s and'40s on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow! Monday, Sept. 16, 2016, that is! (more…)
On the backstretch of Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track is Gary Contessa's training stable. On Tuesdays in August 2016, thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gary Contessa presented clinics on different aspects of horse racing. I attended his recent talk at his barn on the Oklahoma Training Track backstretch on Horse Psychology. A rapt audience soaked up his stories about ...
Embed from Getty Images Yeah, we hear it all the time. "The horse does all the work." Or, "The rider's just sitting there." And don't get me started on what I've seen on Twitter. C'mon. You know The Great Ones at anything make what they do look easy, right? The hard work, let alone the 10,000 hours ...
Just a quick heads-up, especially if you're interested in writing a horse book. (more…)
Embed from Getty Images I know you'll enjoy reading this article by Sam Knight in the New Yorker as much as I did. The article mentions the mirrors as training tools. In other news, I finally remembered I can embed the free images from Getty Images here on this blog.