Dear Younger Me: Don McDuffee

Dear Younger Me: Don McDuffee

The ‘horse thing’ will take you places you never dreamed of, if you just give it a chance. Dear Younger Don McDuffee, You long to follow in your father’s footsteps as a professional baseball player. He played for the Boston Braves for one season...
What Riders Want Farriers to Know

What Riders Want Farriers to Know

Every farrier’s dream client is likely a lot like eventing competitor Savannah “Woodge” Fulton. As the daughter of farrier Steven Fulton, the 23-year-old rider experienced firsthand the relationship between farriers and clients when she was growing up. On more than...
Does Your Horse Have Allergies?

Does Your Horse Have Allergies?

Ah, spring: flowers, lush greenery…and misery for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. If you yourself aren’t plagued by itchy eyes, sneezing, or other symptoms of allergic rhinitis (“hay fever”), chances are you know someone who is. The range of human allergies...
Green Mountain Grown

Green Mountain Grown

High in the mountains of Vermont, horses have helped generations of the O’Rourke family power Pond Hill Ranch, the largest working horse ranch in New England. Three riders disappear behind the slate outcroppings where Vermont’s northern edge of the Green...
The ‘Creaky’ Performance Horse

The ‘Creaky’ Performance Horse

Seasoned sport horses are invaluable, but they often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age. Older, experienced performance horses are worth their weight in gold. They’ve been there, done that and have amassed skills that literally...