November 2011 Twitter Round-Up

Still, more “War Horse” stuff coming … we’re just taking a little break … saw the movie last night at an advance screening thanks to my husband’s job …

It’s not too late to take a quick look back at the Tweets from November. We’ve got Joe and Chantal, Tom Dorrance and Tom Bass, the marvelous Hickstead, trotters, fillies, Buck, Joey and, in case you missed her the first time around – Sgt. Reckless.

So, with “War Horse” not far from our thoughts, let’s start with —

Veterans Day

Ist vid may not play well. RT @airhorseone: Heroes and Horses. Horses help US veterans suffering #PTSD | NBC via @NBCLA http://ow.ly/7Bx35

Valued member of her Marine unit. Former Korean racehorse. Sold out of familial love. Meet Sgt. Reckless. #veteransday http://ow.ly/7p7fp

 

Stephen Spielberg gave a live online stream after an advance screening of “War Horse.” I missed it, but Fran Jurga, aka @WarHorseNews, didn’t miss it. Here are some highlights.

RT @warhorsenews: Spielberg said that the cavalry charge scene in the film stars actual British cavalry on their own mounts./Safe that way.

RT @warhorsenews: Spielberg: “…only 3 CG shots in the whole movie…used it only to keep the horses safe.” (CG=computer generated/graphic)

Daily Double at the Oscars?

RT @buckthefilm: BUCK has been shortlisted for Best Documentary at the Oscars! http://fb.me/1mjgsVDoE

Close call with history: Game On Dude and jockey Chatal Sutherland almost won BC ll Classic.

 @jockeychantal and Game On Dude made all those horses work hard in the #bc11 Classic, including Drosselmeyer and Mike. #bc11

RT @jockeychantal: http://twitgoo.com/4tpx1x the look on my face when mike passed me!

May have missed the Melbourne Cup (congrats, Dunaden), but

 What’s Japanese for “Girls rule. Boys drool?” Buena Vista gets vindication in Japan Cup. http://ow.ly/7GuqR #racing #horses

No big names or sheiks – just everyday people who keep the heart of racing beating every live long day. http://ow.ly/7vKcp via @franjurga

RT @michelesteele: Saratoga Race Course study saying economic impact of race course on region exceeds $200m, creates 2000 jobs in summer.

From acreage to syndicates. “How to Buy a Racehorse” from Forbes. http://ow.ly/7x9Cu via @susieblackmon

RT @joetalamo: Beautiful sunrise at @hollyparkracing this morning. I’m excited for a new meet. Happy opening day! http://yfrog.com/ny3o9hhj

Cool! Let’s go! (aka “Travel”)

Notes for my next @GFExplorers list. Drooling over this virtual tour of the Spanish Riding School. http://ow.ly/7BHi9

Forget Times Square for New Year’s. Go to Scottsdale for the Arabian Horse Farm tour. Pretty horses, nice weather. http://ow.ly/7zDsz

Farewell, Hickstead

 After years of flying without wings … my sympathies for the sudden horrid loss of Hickstead. http://ow.ly/7mXzn #horse #jumping

Sad and beautiful tribute. Via two of my faves @lovemyponies and @dappledgrey: The secret life of Hickstead http://ow.ly/7vMtR

 History – Making and Noting

Yay!!! RT @trotontv: Congratulations to @Hayleyturner123 for winning The Most Inspirational Sportswoman of The Year Awards.

RT @equitrekking: RT @AmericanHorseCo: great article about a true American horseman. http://fb.me/VyF1SE1p

Heard of the “Tom Bass bit?” RT @horsesaddlebred: Miss Rex: saddlebred horse which made Tom Bass famous http://post.ly/3yfVl

RT @keenelandlib: #TDIH 1949 Barbara Jo Rubin born. In 1969, she became the 1st female #jockey to win N. American flat race vs. males.

RT @pullthepocket: Life of Little Brown Jug winner, after the LBJ. Paula does great work at HRF. http://ow.ly/7yhzn / http://ow.ly/7yhKs

Tennessee Walking Horses

Got Tennessee Walking Horse memorabilia? Get in on the ground floor of the new walking horse museum in Wartrace. http://ow.ly/7jafH

MTSU coulda used him. 24-0. Though mascot 4 other side. RT @poeticwayz: Tennessee Walking Horse Can he carry the ball? http://ow.ly/7ksxs

A story of horses in the future

An adventure story involving horses and set in the future. By @LinBensonhttp://ow.ly/7nbzp

Post-meal Fortune Cookie

 Some things fall apart so other things can fall together.—Cowboy Wisdom of the Day

1 Comment
  • Susie Blackmon
    December 10, 2011

    Diverse horse news month. Thank you for this great compilation. And for the Cowboy Wisdom. 😉

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