America’s Horse: Smokey the Pony

This time last year an equine star was born...and we're not talking about American Pharoah.  Instead, we're talking about his track pony, Smokey, the buckskin Quarter Horse with a golden, dappled coat and the demeanor that drew crowds to him. I got to know more about "Smokey the Pony" when I wrote a profile piece … Continue reading America’s Horse: Smokey the Pony

Breeding: Reproducing Greatness with a Little Help

Every winter stallions enter breeding sheds across the country with owners’ hopes of producing the next Spooks Gotta Whiz, HF Mobster, or Wimpys Little Step. Eleven months later mare owners wait with baited breath to see what possibly months or years of plan- ning has produced. Four long legs, a fluffy mane and tail, and … Continue reading Breeding: Reproducing Greatness with a Little Help

A Golden World Equestrian Games for USA Reining

Last week was a crazy one for me. I've learned it is particularly difficult to cover an event that is happening in France while you're located in Kentucky. But, thanks to technology and social media, it wasn't too bad. I was doing remote coverage of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games for the EquineChronicle.com and HorsesDaily.com. It … Continue reading A Golden World Equestrian Games for USA Reining