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Works at Horsealicious as Curator of news, information, & #horsebiz about Horses (Focused on Western disciplines, Thoroughbreds). http://horsealicious.com
Attended Graduate of - Katharine Gibbs Business School, NYC, NY
Lives in Pinehurst, NC
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MEET "HUGIN", A DRESSAGE STAR AT AGE 29, BLIND FOR 15 YEARS AND A SURVIVOR OF THREE BROKEN LEGS: When Danish dressage trainer Bent Branderup first met the 2-year-old Knabstrupper stallion named Hugin in 1988, he recognized something special in him. Together they trained in classical dressage and in 1991, Hugin proved Bent correct in his assessment when he was named Premium Champion of the Year in Denmark. Then catastrophe struck, and Hugin was critically injured in a breeding accident, fracturing both haunches and a splint bone. But Bent refused to consider the veterinarian's recommendation of euthanasia. He worked through the years of healing with Hugin, gradually introducing dressage work to stretch and build muscle to support the injured bones. Against all odds, Hugin had a complete recovery, and back to full-time dressage training they went.

Almost unbelievably, tragedy struck yet again in 1996 when Hugin went blind.  But, as you may have already guessed, Bent did not give up on the stallion. They continued training in haute ecole, using it to rebuild Hugin's confidence in himself and the world he could no longer see . . . and to this day Hugin and Bent still enjoy their work, always perfecting movement and working toward their goal.

Hugin never recovered his sight but through the eyes of his companion Bent, he surpassed all expectations of ever reaching a normal life . . . he reached the impossible dream by anyone’s standards. Bent says "Through Hugin, I learned not to use the horse for dressage, but to use dressage for the horse."

Watch this heartwarming video of Hugin performing haute ecole at liberty, on his 25th birthday! http://youtu.be/PDIPPQVw8dA

Read more about Bent and Hugin here: 
http://www.bentbranderuptrainer.com/

I am so taken by this beautiful stallion, his grand Baroque good looks and his willingness to please, regardless of his own limitations. And I am so taken with Bent Branderup, who is, in my opinion, a man to LOVE!  Together they are a testament to the power of love and trust. Pass the box of Kleenex?

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Home-bound due to bad weather? This post might help.
I am not a winter person. I grew up in Florida, so my idea of cold is when the mercury dips below 70 degrees on the thermometer. So of course I thought it would be brilliant for me to pick up sticks and move to the Northeast, where things like snow and ice and sleet – sleet! – exist. No. Wrong. Bad Penelope. You see, there are some people up here who think that strapping knives onto one’s feet and...
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Chad Brown has built a powerhouse stable that will be showcased when he sends out 11 starters in the 13-race Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday.
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MEET "HUGIN", A DRESSAGE STAR AT AGE 29, BLIND FOR 15 YEARS AND A SURVIVOR OF THREE BROKEN LEGS: When Danish dressage trainer Bent Branderup first met the 2-year-old Knabstrupper stallion named Hugin in 1988, he recognized something special in him. Together they trained in classical dressage and in 1991, Hugin proved Bent correct in his assessment when he was named Premium Champion of the Year in Denmark. Then catastrophe struck, and Hugin was critically injured in a breeding accident, fracturing both haunches and a splint bone. But Bent refused to consider the veterinarian's recommendation of euthanasia. He worked through the years of healing with Hugin, gradually introducing dressage work to stretch and build muscle to support the injured bones. Against all odds, Hugin had a complete recovery, and back to full-time dressage training they went.

Almost unbelievably, tragedy struck yet again in 1996 when Hugin went blind.  But, as you may have already guessed, Bent did not give up on the stallion. They continued training in haute ecole, using it to rebuild Hugin's confidence in himself and the world he could no longer see . . . and to this day Hugin and Bent still enjoy their work, always perfecting movement and working toward their goal.

Hugin never recovered his sight but through the eyes of his companion Bent, he surpassed all expectations of ever reaching a normal life . . . he reached the impossible dream by anyone’s standards. Bent says "Through Hugin, I learned not to use the horse for dressage, but to use dressage for the horse."

Watch this heartwarming video of Hugin performing haute ecole at liberty, on his 25th birthday! http://youtu.be/PDIPPQVw8dA

Read more about Bent and Hugin here: 
http://www.bentbranderuptrainer.com/

I am so taken by this beautiful stallion, his grand Baroque good looks and his willingness to please, regardless of his own limitations. And I am so taken with Bent Branderup, who is, in my opinion, a man to LOVE!  Together they are a testament to the power of love and trust. Pass the box of Kleenex?

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by Doug Salvatore “In the old romances of chivalry, there occurs an episode that has taken infinite forms but always has the same central theme. A wizard comes to the court of the king with the most magnificent mantle ever seen. He announces that
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Horse (Western disciplines and Horse Racing) and Western lifestyle news curator. I am also a House and Pet Sitter. 




Raised and showed Quarter horses 'a few' years back - Western Pleasure, Halter, Reining, Hunt Seat.

Owned and operated a Western Wear store many moons ago. The Dallas Markets were a dream come true!

Returned to Ocala in 2010 to be around horses again after 25 years back at home in Hawaii, and after a 3-year stint in Western North Carolina while licensed as a real estate broker. (What was I thinking)?

Proud to be honored (in a recent previous life) as:


*One of Zillow's 2010 Real Estate Twitterati
*One of 2009 Top 25 Most Connected Real Estate Professionals
*One of 2009 Top 12 Women Real Estate Bloggers
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  • Graduate of - Katharine Gibbs Business School, NYC, NY
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  • Sarasota - Surgical/OR Technologist
  • TWA - Flight Attendant Training
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