Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Road to the Horse!

Road to the Horse 2012 is two weeks away. I’m already hyperventilating! You’d think after hosting the "Super Bowl of colt starting" eight times, it would get easier. It doesn’t. But I do enjoy it more every year and I seem to be getting the job done. Thanks for all the nice comments, by the way. This year is definitely the most exciting event to date. Three countries, six trainers, unlimited possibilities. Another new wrinkle: My good buddy, 2009 RTTH champ, Richard Winters, will be helping me out with the commentary. I couldn’t be happier about that. Click here to see my retrospective of the past eight events. It’s a real trip down memory lane.

Oh yes, this is a soldout event. BUT you can watch it live online all three days. Here’s the link: http://horsecity.com/video-media/webcasts Thanks to the good folks at HorseCity.com
for putting the webcast together.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jogging in the Neighborhood

A new favorite activity for my horses and me is jogging in the neighborhood. Actually, we jog for a while and walk for a while. It’s about a two-mile loop and they really seem to love it! The last quarter mile, I climb on one of them (with the aid of a fire hydrant) and pony the other. I like to give my horses as many different experiences as I can. Hoofcare guru, Gene Ovnicek, says jogging on payment is great for their bare feet, too. And of course, it’s a bit of light cardio for this sexegenarian (sixty-year-old … what did you think it meant?) Anyway, just wanted to share this with you. File this under, “Playing with your horse in the city.” BTW, they almost never have an “accident.” Neither do I.