Inject the Light

Horses like Duet often fall through the cracks. written by Adrianna Valenti, Duet’s new owner I’ve been more or less away from the horse world for more than a decade but always had the desire to come back – especially to support the rehabbing of OTTBs. I had been watching TPR’s stories and rescue from …

First Off-site Ride

I had taken Stevie over to Cheryl’s farm one week ago when I went over to ride Fellow.  On that occasion I grazed him, put him in a stall, with a great view – thanks to Cheryl’s generosity.  Stevie had a wonderful, positive experience to build on for this the following visit.  I want to …

Out of the Arena

This is Stevis Man’s third hack at Leighton Farm. I sent him with Z, my most dependable citizen to show Stevie around. Z was born here so nothing worries him at Leighton Farm. Annoy, yes, frighten, no. I had someone to video today so this is the third ride not the first but they were …

The One and Only Stevis Man

Stevis Man retired sound and healthy from an impressive flat racing career in October 2022. He made $437,208, making 74 starts and winning 26 races, finishing second in 8 and third in 8 races. You can find his racing record here. He retired sound, happy and healthy. Stevie, as he is now being called, began …

Finding the reason

There is always a reason for a horse’s behavior, but finding it, that’s another matter. We’ve all seen the horse that won’t load on the trailer.  People surrounding him, trying to make him go on.  Sometimes more come to help get him on.  They may give him some time to mull it over and go …

Wally’s Progress

Wally hasn’t lunged for about one month.  I’ve been hacking him out around the farm with and without company.  I feel at this point that is what he should be doing.  However, it’s difficult to video that and I needed something for his page to show his movement and how he’s doing.  In addition, I …