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Colonel Jim Eskew and his Wild West Show in Waverly, NY

Not far from Ballentine’s Horse Heaven, housed in a small building along a back road, stands a tack and saddle repair shop. The shop is run by a kind, elderly gentleman who knows the past and can make it come … Continue reading

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Hannah Hooton’s Latest Novel – ‘Making the Running’

I recently read Hannah Hooton’s newly released novel, ‘Making the Running’, the fourth book in the Aspen Valley Series. Although the novel may be described as adult, romance fiction involving horses and racing, this book is a bit more. Hooton’s … Continue reading

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Equine Wellness Clinic at Rising Home Farm

My SUV twisted around tight turns on the gravel road. I slowed the vehicle since frozen earth, coated with a thin layer of ice and dusted with snow, created hazardous conditions. The temperature hovered around 27 degrees; the windchill factor … Continue reading

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Comanche – Only Survivor of the Little Bighorn

I began researching this article several months ago, and in doing so, stumbled across another story about cold war intrigue and the death of a president. Research is like that, you never know exactly what will turn up or where … Continue reading

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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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