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Historic Horses: The Spanish Jennet
      Every gaited American breed claims as its progenitor the "Spanish Jennet." Unfortunately, there was no such breed. These folks might be a little upset by that. The Jennet, or Gineta, horse was a riding discipline, rather than a breed. For more on this...

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Bit-less not Pressure-less
     I've  mentioned before  that some bit-less bridles, particularly the Dr. Cook's and bridles based on it, can actually apply a huge amount of psychological and physical pressure to the horse. Those I've ridden with know that I am generally a fan of ridi...

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Four Beat Canters & Lopes
   There is a great deal of discussion among western riders & judges about what a lope should look (and sound) like. The primary split is between those who favor the four beat lope, which became common in the last half century, and those that consider it an...

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Bread for my Horses, IMC Leeds 2016
This is the paper I presented at IMC Leeds .                                                 The current research on horse
diets between the end of the Roman Empire and the foundation of Purina Mills in
1894 is very sparse. Most of the available research is...

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Weee Tack Shop
      We were back in Maryland for the holidays, and hit the post-Christmas sale at Stablemates . We used to go every year, but now it's a special treat. I desperately needed new breeches (my full-seat devon-aires had outlasted many a newer pair, but at nea...

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Triple Crown, Triple Stud
     Many years ago I was keeping an eye on a young "good looking" son of Unbridled . When Funny Cide beat him in Maryland, I was shocked and lost a strange bet. In the Belmont, he had bittersweet redemption, denying Funny Cide the Triple Crown and ensuring...
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