Author Archives: Pat Miran

Horse Gear Outlet Video and History

A few weeks ago I received a friendly comment from Mandy at Horse Gear Outlet. Along with the e-mail she sent a video which advertised the company’s on-line site. If you’ve watched the video you can see why I was … Continue reading

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Brittney Joy’s Experiences with Horses

Brittney grew up in Winona, Minnesota near

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Brittney Joy’s Novel, Lucy’s Chance, Red Rock Ranch Series

A few weeks ago, I received another request to review a novel; this time from a writer and horsewoman in Portland, Oregon. Again, I am not a book critic and do not routinely review books. However, I agreed to read … Continue reading

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Rockin’ N Stables and Ranch, Athens PA

Saturday morning, October 18, promised a few raindrops and overcast skies. The weather, perfect for riding, was in the high 50’s. Pepper whinnied to her pasture buddies as I brushed her down and saddled up. I pulled on a rain … Continue reading

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Hannah Hooton’s Adventures in Australia – Part II

Hannah spent a year traveling across Australia working with horses. The first leg of her trip brought her to Okehampton, a cattle station in New South Wales. She took ‘jackaroo courses’ for a week and learned how to muster or … Continue reading

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Hannah Hooton’s Experience with Horses – Part I

Retzlaffs rescued over a hundred horses in 2002 when gymkhanas trotting race this problem became an asset and the duo won. However, the horse’s reliance on the trot proved a bit problematic when Cassy approached a jump at a canter. … Continue reading

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Hannah Hooton’s Latest Novel – Share and Share Alike

In late June I received an email from Hannah Hooton requesting a review for her latest novel ‘Share and Share Alike’. I am not a professional critic although an avid reader. My list of reading material was short on romance … Continue reading

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Black Jack the Army Caparisoned Horse

Confusion, turmoil, intense news coverage, huge crowds and deep sorrow ordered the day. President Kennedy’s funeral and burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, was the first televised State Funeral. Dignitaries came from around the world to pay homage to the … Continue reading

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Jackie Kennedy and Sardar “Black Jack”

The world in 1962 proved turbulent, dangerous, filled with espionage, closed door politics and intrigue. The Cold War fought between the principle players the US and USSR; raged across the globe pulling smaller nations into their sphere of influence. The … Continue reading

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Farrier Kenny Bellis Visits Ballentine’s Horse Heaven

A gray haze clouded the sky restraining the early April morning. A slight chill clung to the shadows but spring definitely hung in the air. When I pulled in front of the stables Kenny’s truck was already there. I walked … Continue reading

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