The Steeplechase Horse

Would you like to own a racehorse? It may be more possible than you think. Do you own a thoroughbred? You’re halfway there! The National Steeplechase Associate would actually like you to consider it. They have a campaign called Go Jump Racing with the aim to increase participation among horses and owners, and promote the […]

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National Velvet (1944)

Originally I was planning on reviewing this movie like I’ve reviewed horse movies in the past – basically, pointing out all the absurd plot points and inaccurate horse information. But, this is actually a good movie, and I just can’t. I first saw this movie as a kid, and I loved it then. I loved […]

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Dream Alliance

With a new movie coming, Dream Alliance is being thrust into the spotlight again. A horse, bred and raised in a former mining village in Wales, owned by working class owners, ended up winning the Welsh Grand National, and competing in some of the greatest steeplechases in the world. It was one of the most […]

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What is Steeplechase?

Everyone knows the Kentucky Derby – all the horses run around a big circle, women wear hats, and eventually, a winner is declared. Also, one of the horses wins the race. But lesser known to the general public are steeplechase races, which are run cross country and include jumps. They are great events to attend. […]

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Stu’s Not So Bad

After a week of Stu’s antics, I was ready to sell him. I was almost ready to give him away to the first person who said they wanted him. Not only did he knock down a fence to get to the mares, he learned from that experience how to knock down fences. In total, he […]

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Weekly Brief March, 26, 2020

How’s quarantine life? I’m glad you asked! It turns out I’m one of those people who was already living a life in quarantine. The only changes are that I’m not making plans for the weekend or going to the gym. I really miss the gym. It was part of my routine, and it made me […]

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Evaluating Stu’s Face with TTouch

I find TTouch fascinating. I don’t know if how accurate it is, but it does seem to have some truth behind it. It’s more accurate than palm reading, but it seems to fall into that realm.  TTouch was created by Linda Tellington-Jones. It’s both an encyclopdia of horse characteristics and how they relate to personality, […]

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The Frustrations of Horses

The posts I had planned for today is delayed. I usually write my posts in advance, and then read/edit them again in the morning they are posted to try to catch any typos. I frequently make typos, and looking at a post with fresh eyes helps to catch them (although I sometimes still miss them […]

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Baby Picture Comparison

She turned one! I can’t believe it’s been a full year since she was born. The time went so fast. We had planned on her first birthday party being last weekend, but we ended up canceling it due to the virus. I actually made the decision to cancel a few weeks ago, and it was […]

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Lots of Lines

Two things have been accomplished in the last few days. I’m so excited to be making some progress! I actually don’t know which I’m more excited about. They both give me satisfaction, but which gives me more? I’ll have to think about this. I think Stu was getting frustrated too – he actually gave me […]

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