Rose Parade on TV – We’ll see a horse, even if it’s a “stuffed” one

Roy's singing "Four Legged Friend" in a Bob Hope movie called "Son of Paleface." If you can't see the embedded video, click here. One of my pet peeves about Rose Parade coverage on TV is that producers tend to cut away from the equestrian units. Not this year, by cracky. Especially if you have access ...

Walking with Elvis – some family memories with Tennessee Walking Horses

[caption id="attachment_7509" align="aligncenter" width="378" caption="Elvis and one of his black Tennessee Walking Horses. Maybe Ebony's Double? /Photo courtesy Elvis.com"] I wanted this post to be about Elvis and his long-enthusiasm for Tennessee Walking Horses - from his beloved Bear to Col. Midnight and the long-lived Ebony’s Double. Let alone the ones for whom I've not found ...

Elvis Presley’s stables, then and now

Video of Priscilla Presley on the opening of the Graceland Stables for tours For several years, Elvis Presley had some "backyard horses" in town and a farm in the country. The house in town is, of course, the famous Graceland, the Memphis mansion that's been a both a tourist attraction and pilgrimage site since 1982. But his ...

The King’s horses: Elvis Presley’s herd

"When you're on a horse, it becomes part of you." "It's surprisin' how much you can look forward to the morning when there's a horse waitin' on you." Some Elvis quotes about horses Video of Elvis riding some of horses, including Rising Sun (palomino quarter horse) and Bear (black Tennessee Walking Horse), although I think one of those ...

The Gentleman Scholar of the Tennessee Walking Horse

Video of Dr. Bob Womack talking about TWH foundation sire Wilson's Allen Each horse breed and equestrian discipline is the center of a universe unto itself. In each world, people the general public never hears about are well-known, even revered. Such was the case of Dr. Bob Womack, a Middle Tennessee State University education professor and historian ...

Are you Tuff enough?

Probably not. And I know I'm not. ;) But Tracy Pinson & Skyjacker’s Mountain High, aka Tuff, are. They won the non-pro division of the 2009 World Finals of the Extreme Cowboy Race late last year in Topeka, Kansas. Video of Tuff and Tracy's final round (Sorry. I can't do anything about the graphic in the middle ...