Month: October 2016
I have big dreams. For each of my horses, I have big dreams. For Nixon it is the upper levels. A win at a 1*, some top tens at the 2* and 3, and a completion at Rolex – ya know, the normal. For Mak it is the hunters. Packing young adults or old ladies around the 3’3 A/O’s, or even some equitation rounds. … Read More The Elephant
My entire body is covered in plaques from psoriasis. There’s a massive hole in one of my teeth. I sweat through every single shirt I own. And my hair always exists somewhere between perfectly coiffed, or a complete and utter frizzy mess. I’m not saying this for any form of sympathy, but because in today’s climate it seems more apparent than ever that we … Read More You should go and love yourself…
Nurse mares, why we need them, and how to stop the production of nurse mare foals: A rebuttal to Last Chance Corral
“About 17, 18, years ago, I found out about the nurse mare foals. They’re only born so that their mothers will come into milk. And that milk will nourish a thoroughbred baby so that its mother can go back and get rebred because her job is to have a racehorse baby every year. If it weren’t for the fact that we were here, all … Read More Nurse mares, why we need them, and how to stop the production of nurse mare foals: A rebuttal to Last Chance Corral
I went through a horrible horse sale a few months ago. The buyers weren’t honest with both their ability as well as their expectations, and I didn’t investigate hard enough to realize either of these. I went with my gut instinct, and learned that it is not 100% foolproof. And as I drove the 18 hours to go get my horse and bring him home, I … Read More Watching it all unfold.