On behalf of my three goons, Happy Thanksgiving from our farm to yours. We hope you all enjoy your nagging family members, really great food and plenty of room for holiday activities — I know we will be!
On Mythbuster Monday, we tackle a variety of equestrian myths to either bust or confirm. Today’s discussion: Was ‘Jingle Bells’ originally a Thanksgiving song and what does this have to do with horses?
“Those who own Thoroughbreds at some point or another, struggle with their feet, their condition, their brains, and their post-track bodies. But somehow, with this breed, the struggle is collective… communal.”
“These names are the ties that allow people who loved that horse during their lifetime to find them. They are a trackable link to their purpose-bred past and a testament to their versatility as they carry on …” (more…)
“From broken truck to broken foot to broken heart, it’s been one hell of a month on my mental and financial stability. I’ve been so fortunate to have some of the greatest people surrounding me, helping me get through the tough times.”
“One trick to showing and enjoying it — and therefore a trick to owning, loving, and competing your Thoroughbred (or really any horse for that matter) is to keep the bar low and set your hopes high… and then adjust up or down as you go.” (more…)
“I use their amount/shade/type of green to set the bar and therefore my expectations. Such expectations translate into when to praise, when to request more from a horse, and when to call the day a ‘success.'” (more…)
“…with patience, a healthy dose of good equitation and amply honed ‘ignoring’ skills, it usually doesn’t take too long before their natural desire and ability to work over their back begins show.” (more…)