Monday, April 22, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi's Horse Farm

Absolutely beautiful sequence of pictures of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi's horse farm in Elle Decor.  Check out the eighth slide with a horse stabled in one stall and another stall serving as a sitting room.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Just a moment of praise for a nice barn website

I don't even ride at Woodland Horse Center, but would like to praise its website.  One of my daughter's friends takes lessons here, and I looked it up.  So often, barn websites are tough to understand, or leave off the tough questions--how much does it cost to board a horse here?  Where are you?  This is a good-looking (not slick/produced) website with lots of information.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Preakness TV ad

This is not going to help anyone who insists that the Preakness is all about the horses, not the party.  But here it is. . .it's close enough to Triple Crown season that we are seeing Preakness ads, like this one.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Buzz Feed hipster horses

I just cannot offer one single defense as to why I was on buzzfeed.  I swear it started as research for something I was working on about old time racing, and from that I got to hipsters and horses, and. . .well, see for yourself.  Hipster horses, by Buzzfeed.
I think my favorite is the one who says:  “I'm tired of the horse whisperer cliche. Good horsemanship was good horsemanship long before we started getting all evangelical about it.”

Monday, April 1, 2013

Boys Camp

By Kitson

It's an amazing moment when a fictional character -- especially a horse -- springs to life in an illustration. My horse hero Herschel, pictured here on the cover, was actually inspired last year by chit chat with my co-SweetFeed author Eliza, about an old but wonderful school horse she used to lease in Tennessee. Fictional Herschel might look like a sneezing old bag of bones, but -- like many old horses -- he is a true friend, teacher and hero. The book will be out in November.