Candy’s former owner sent some photos of her racing days, and I couldn’t resist sharing them! Not only are racing photos super freaking cool, they’re also a reminder of just how versatile Thoroughbreds can be; many leave long careers at the track only to find new success doing something utterly different!
This picture was taken in 1997 at Maury County Park in Columbia, Tennessee. I’m on my Quarter Horse mare Sadie and it appears we’ve just won third place in some kind of hunter class at a local Bridle & Saddle Club show. I know it’s 1997 because you can see I’m proudly wearing my USPC pin on my […]
Somewhere in the depths of the internet, I found an absolute gem: the IOC’s official report on the 1936 Berlin Olympics. If you have some spare time, I definitely recommend reading it. It’s full of informative commentary, interesting statistics, and lovely pictures. It also includes copies of both the regular dressage and eventing dressage tests […]
Sadie and I at a Pony Club function, 1997 or 1998. I have no real recollection of what’s going on here; so many of my early PC events bleed together as one hazy memory. The best I can figure is that this was some sort of mock-Rally or the club’s annual horse trial. I’d guess I’m […]
On Moe at Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials, 2004. I’m about to go in for the dressage phase, I think. My mom is the one behind the camera. I’m sporting a stylish Troxel helmet and some unflatteringly shaped sunglasses- thank god I discovered aviators…