Monday

Guts and Glory - Paddock Boots Gone Goth?

Guts and Glory - Paddock Boots Gone Goth?

Have you seen the trendy new paddock boots from Mountain Horse? These Wicked Rider boots look like a cross between Converse Chuck Taylor Hi-Tops and equestrian footwear.

Billed as "a new kind of equestrian footwear, where riding meets street fashion and function prevails," the Wicked Rider paddock boots retail for about $80.

(Actually, that price puts these stylized riding boots in a similar range to fashion sneakers too.)


Would you wear canvas and nylon paddock boots that look like street sneakers to ride?

How would these colorful paddock boots go over at your stables?

Leave a comment with your opinion. C'mon, tell us what you really think.

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Take a Peek at Poker Joe

Take a Peek at Poker Joe

Maybe you have seen these two perform at a state fair or horse exposition - or even on television.

Just for fun, who hasn't tried a bit of trick training with your own horse?

Here are Tommie Turvey and his American Paint Horse Poker Joe. (Poker Joe has been immortalized as a Breyer horse - see at right.)

Look what they can do:

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Countdown to 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Countdown to 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Who's going to Lexington, Kentucky, for the World Equestrian Games this fall? The countdown has begun for this worldwide equestrian extravaganza - in which 600 riders from more than 60 countries will compete (along with 700 horses) in eight equestrian disciplines:
  • Dressage
  • Driving
  • Endurance
  • Eventing
  • Jumping
  • Para Dressage
  • Reining
  • Vaulting
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will take place September 25th through October 10th at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.



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Saturday

Does Persistence Pay Off?

Does Persistence Pay Off?

Just saw the Budweiser Clydesdales - at least, one of their teams - in the infield at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

We've seen these fabulous horses several times each year, from county fairs to state fairs and more.  I always admire the impeccability of their grooming and the way their handlers seem to care genuinely about these marvelous mounts.

Maybe it's my career in advertising ... but I never get tired of seeing these amazing and beautiful equines.

Enjoy:

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Thursday

Kentucky Derby Recap

Kentucky Derby Recap

The 136th Kentucky Derby was a horse highlight. I loved participating in the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade, covering the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby and meeting Rachel Alexandra (as well as several fascinating humans).

Here's a brief run-through. (I'll post photos soon.)


Texas software entrepreneur Glen Fullerton (40) is $900,000 richer after winning the Kentucky Derby Dream Bet. Sponsored by Churchill Downs...
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The 136th Run for the Roses is over. Churchill Downs staffers have swept up the losing tickets and the broken mint julep glasses. Super Saver...
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Kentucky Derby winning trainer Todd Pletcher takes the earnings lead in Louisville. Todd Pletcher, trainer of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver...
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Trainer Steve Asmussen describes Jess Jackson’s prized filly. With the twin spires of Churchill Downs lit in the background, early on the rainy...
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Calvin Borel, Todd Pletcher and WinStar lauded a landmark win. Jockey Calvin Borel guided Super Saver through the pack on a muddy 1.25-mile...
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More than 116,000 race to Churchill Downs for Kentucky Oaks. Perhaps it was the weather warnings for Kentucky Derby Day. Maybe it was the anticipation...
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Blind Luck (Pollard’s Vision x Lucky One by best of Luck) blasted from the back of the pack to win the 2010 Kentucky Oaks horse race in a photo...
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“We love her anyway,” said Jess Jackson, majority owner of Rachel Alexander, shortly after the four-year-old thoroughbred favorite placed...
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Louisville’s Churchill Downs fell silent, then erupted in a chaotic mix of moans and roars, as Unrivaled Belle neatly passed favored Rachel...
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NBC’s Al Roker sits tall in the saddle. Donna Brothers, former thoroughbred horse racing jockey, tumbled to the track from atop Kentucky...
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