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Charlie and Airflow: A Man and His Horse

Charlie and Airflow: A Man and His Horse

Written by: Theresa Mazzatti This is a true and remarkable story about my father, Charles C. Lucas and his horse named Airflow. This is not just another horse story but one of an amazing “comeback” horse, who despite a terrible injury went on to become the Champion Jumper of New York State in the l940′s. [...]

Interview with Robin Petrasek: Choosing a Thoroughbred

Interview with Robin Petrasek: Choosing a Thoroughbred

Written by: Jan Hoadly Most people think of Thoroughbreds and they think racing. This breed is developed to run, and yet not all Thoroughbreds have the talent to excel at racing. Some simply don’t have the desire but these horses are not lost causes. Thoroughbreds can make good broodmares if the genetics and conformation is [...]

Jake – A Horse Rescue Story

Jake – A Horse Rescue Story

Written by: Patrick Corcoran My wife and I drove along the narrow private drive with anticipation. It was our third weekend in a row spent horse shopping for her. She was a new rider and we had to find a stocky but short horse that was sane and mostly sound. Toss that in with the [...]

Best Horse Breeds for Novice Adults

Best Horse Breeds for Novice Adults

Written by: Holle Abee Horses are just like people: Every group has its good and its bad members. I’ve had Morgans, generally regarded as extremely gentle, that were totally unmanageable. On the other hand, one of the sweetest, calmest horses I’ve ever handled was a Thoroughbred, a breed usually regarded as high-strung and nervous. With [...]

Old Friends – Horse Rescue

Old Friends – Horse Rescue

Written by: Jan Hoadley Horse racing gets a bad rap when it comes to “rescue.” When it was learned that Ferdinand had, like Exceller, died in a slaughter house those in the Thoroughbred community were hit hard. Not only disappointed by the loss of a champion tossed away, but facing condemnation of others in the [...]

Raymond – Horse Short Story

Raymond – Horse Short Story

Written By: Joel Colby “Raymond is a good horse, but you have to let him know who’s boss!” Bill said as he led the palomino American quarter horse from the barn. My large family had gathered at my sister and brother-in law’s rural home to celebrate my return from Navy boot camp. It was late [...]

Top 5 Horse Farms in America

Top 5 Horse Farms in America

Written by: Jan Hoadley The top five horse farms in America are an elite group. When considering the big picture these farms can encompass all breeds. Their contribution to the horse industry as a whole as well as their section of it stands out. There are many farms blessed with a couple good stallions, and [...]

Best Days

Best Days

Written by Ashley Cole The moisture in the air on that foggy day caused my broke-in saddle to squeak more than normal.  The chill on my hand that held the reins was more than that of the other, but the love that I felt for her was enough to warm my heart.  As we made [...]

Passing Gas

Passing Gas

Written by: Maureen Bordelon Having owned many horses during my lifetime, there is but one that I still think of frequently, but not necessarily fondly. Charlie was an unregistered Quarter Horse gelding with a very sweet disposition. When I bought him, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why he sold so cheaply. [...]

Dog and Pony Show

Dog and Pony Show

Written by: Patrick Corcoran If you look at the list of great animal trainers you’ll find my name. It’s all the way down in the right lower corner. At least it is in a book at my local library where I wrote it. That reminds me my year of being banned from there is almost [...]