In the series premiere of HBO’s Luck, David Milch and Michael Mann’s unsparing look at the grit beneath the glamour of thoroughbred racing, a horse pulling away from the pack and just strides away from the finish line snaps its leg and has to be euthanized on the track. It was a heartbreaking scene, made even more so by the recent news that at least two real horses had been injured during the filming of the series — though not during this particular sequence — and subsequently had to be put down. Read Full Story
As I’ve stated in previous blogs, my farm is not too far from Cross River Reservoir, one of several reservoirs that feed water to New York City. Betsy Perreten, my stable manager, and I love to go horseback riding along the dirt roads running alongside the reservoir. I’ve always been fascinated by dams and the water they contain and I often wonder what the area was like before being flooded. Here’s a bit of info about one such body of water. Read Full Story
(Lainey Ashker & Grant Wilson) Photo Via: Courtney Comeau
Clinic organizer Courtney Comeau updated the Pedlar on their stint in South Carolina in February, after spending time in New England in January. Wilson, an international show jumper, was brought in from Belgium to work with eventers on their stadium rounds. Read more about his trip to Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the March 2012 issue of HYP.
Grant Wilson returned to the East Coast to teach a show jumping clinic at Jenny Berryman's Southern Cross Farm in Windsor, S.C. We had beautiful warm weather (especially coming from NH!) and great company! Grant continued to delight riders and auditors with his methods of teaching. I asked a couple participants to share with you a bit about their experience at the clinic.