If you can’t see the video from RacingVictoria of Black Caviar’s retirement announcement, click on the link.
Her groom is wearing sunglasses on an overcast day. I imagine I’d feel a bit weepy, too. Nelly, what her groom probably calls Australia’s Zenyatta, is moving on to a breeding farm.
If you can’t see the trailer for “The Legendary White Stallions” episode of PBS’s “Nature,” click on the link.
The May 1 episode of “Nature” on PBS is scheduled to be “Legendary White Stallions.” Odds are, you know what/who that’s about.
The promo blurb I saw in “TV Guide” talks about how the Lipizzaners were saved from extinction as a breed after World War II.
Check your local listings. Follow the “Nature” website for more information and extras. Later on, the website might have a full episode available to watch online after first airing.
If you can’t see the video by America’s Best Racing, click on the link.
How do you get a generation comfortable with posting videos to YouTube and live-Tweeting during TV shows AND sharing their whereabouts on Facebook to go out to watch horses run as fast as they can every half hour for maybe half a dozen times in an afternoon? Attracting a new generation to the track has been a worry and a priority racing industry visionaries.
The Jockey Club, the breed registry and a major keeper-of-the-racing-flame, ponied up $5 million and came up with is America’s Best Racing. A big part of ABR is the colorful bus carrying young industry professionals to attract young adults in the towns that host the big races this year. ABR has also been a sponsor on NBC Sports’ telecasts of the main 2013 Derby prep races.
One aspect of the sport they’re also highlighting, especially on TV? Horse racing’s interactivity.
We’re psyched to announce that The Horsey Set Net has been listed as one of DugDug’s Top Pet blogs for 2013!Yay!
Other horse blogs listed with us are:
Above you’ll see our driver of this edition of Four in Hand, novelist Tamsen Shultz and her horse the announcer called Touchstone (more about him later), taking flight over a fence at a three-day event in Millbrook, NY.
Four In Hand is what we call our short interview series inspired by the method of driving in which one driver manages four horses pulling a coach or a wagon, a four-in-hand. The way it works here, an interviewee receives a list of a dozen or so horse-related questions. Some questions assume horse experience, some don’t. Of those questions, said interview subject picks four questions to answer. Our previous Four In Hand drivers have been was marketing exec by day/author by night Jennifer Fusco and travel writer Nancy D. Brown.
Now, climb into the coach. Tamsen’s got the reins.
You’re going to love this. I won’t tell you what it is until after you watch it. Try to resist scrolling down first for a peek.
If you can’t see the above embedded video, click on this link.
Don’t you feel like jumping up and down, throwing confetti and cheering! I do! Fun + “The Ode to Joy.”
But I also want to know …
If you can’t see the above-embedded video clip from Equitrekking with Darley Newman riding Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, click on the link.
Everyone has a Bucket List, even if it isn’t written down and only consists of poignant stray thoughts. If you’re not familiar with the term, a Bucket List is a compilation of dream experiences to be enjoyed, places to go and things to do, before a person’s life ends.
Many horse lovers have dream riding vacations on their Bucket Lists. Perhaps riding in Ireland? Or a cattle drive out West? Or riding on a beach? Even riding on a beach in Maui?
But what if you’re a casual rider? Or returning to horses in mid-life? Or have health issues making the clock tick faster? Do you have to abandon your horsey dreams?
Darley Newman, producer and star of the long-running TV PBS series “Equitrekking,” gives us some ideas.
We’re about six weeks out from the 2013 Kentucky Derby. The big Derby prep races start up this weekend with the Florida Derby and the Louisiana Derby.
Almost all of the Derby Trail coverage will be on NBC’s sports network on cable, except for the Blue Grass Sakes on April 13, which will be on your local NBC affiliate, unless they pre-empt it. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. As usual, check your local listings because things can change.
Here are the details, courtesy BloodHorse magazine.
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Click on the link above if you can’t see the embedded video. (Vimeo builds links into its embedded player. Pretty cool!)
Move over, Joey and Topthorn from WAR HORSE. Thirty of Nick Cave’s horse puppets will glide through Grand Central terminal for the final week of March 2013, two visits per day at 11 and 2 pm. The horses are part of Grand Central’s centennial celebration, as stated on this First Things blog post by Maureen Mullarkey.
Check out Emily Johnsen’s article on the Dappled Grey blog about the horses in Grand Central.
If you can’t see the embedded video of the Michigan State University Dressage Club’s “Dressage Styles”, click here. (Yes, you DO want to watch the video, no matter what you may think of the song.)
A few weeks ago, I saw an 8-year-old boy outside my town’s Moe’s Southwest Grill dancing with PSY’s “Gangnam Style” moves, the ones that mimic horse riding. The boy’s family laughed and gave him a snuggle.
Looks like PSY’s dance is here to stay, so you might want to brace yourself. I’m sure it’s coming to a wedding near you.
Just keep your heels down. If you can.
For more information about the Michigan State University Dressage Club, click on the link.