“Physically speaking, Jobber is not the right horse for this job… Try telling him that when he’s got the grit to run nose-to-nose with a reluctant-to-load bull…He doesn’t know he’s not built for this job, because he loves this job.”
“It takes a brave and self-aware equestrian to take on the challenge of transitioning a recently retired racehorse, but it takes just as much bravery and self-awareness to know one’s own limits…” (more…)
“These senior horses know who they are, they know what they like, and they’re comfortable with themselves. I don’t believe this is anthropomorphic to say: There’s a lot we could learn from the senior horse.”
Monday is already the crappiest day of the week and every week we make it official by bringing you an “Oh Crap” moment. Now it’s time for you to choose which of these is the top “Oh Crap” of 2019. (more…)
Spoiler alert: “western” is as all-encompassing of a term as “English” when it comes to equestrians. Here’s how you can safely navigate the wide world of gift-giving for the western rider in your life.
“My goal has always been to educate our readers, to remind readers to think objectively or see another point of view, and of course, to make our readers laugh long and laugh often. Of course, I learned, broadened my view and laughed as much myself along the way.”
“The reality that I had learned to accept by Sunday was that my horse simply is not at the point yet to keep up with a truly fast cow, and no amount of me trying to pull his body around by the reins was going to change that fact.”
While it may not have been a Triple Crown year, the 2019 Belmont Stakes made a different kind of history for trainer Mark Casse, who is now one of only two trainers to win two legs in the same year with two different horses. HorseDoc® ‘Talking Horses’® with Dr. Gregory Beroza has the scoop.