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January 2011 Blog Posts (5)

I did it, I let my horse flat out gallop for the first time!!

I watched the movie Secretariat last night. So I was inspired to ride and ride fast today. Gunner and I started on our usual 9 mile loop, hoping to add some bursts of speed today. My dream would be to let him run on a real race track just to see how fast he can really go. I've never let him go wide open for fear I wouldn't be able to stop and I was working on control and building him up. His breeders told me never to worry about speed, that would come naturally. I had seen him kicking it up…

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Added by Sarah Featherstone on January 29, 2011 at 8:08am — 3 Comments

Feet Problems

So I recently bought a beautiful 4 year old Spanish Arabian Gelding. He was just gelded in October, so he's still pretty strong around the girls and stallions, but he was never used as a stud.

 

What I'm curious on is, he's very touchy about his feet and prances in place when I'm trying to pick up his feet (he's also in crossties when I'm working with his feet). It's better when there's a person at his head and someone down to work on his feet, but when I get to his back feet…

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Added by Katie Knippel on January 25, 2011 at 10:14pm — 4 Comments

Finally riding again, last ride was November!

Between the weather and holidays, my riding time has been extremely limited. The last time I rode any real distance, besides up and down my driveway was Nov. 28th. 

 

I completed a 55 mile ride in SC- and really let my horse see what he had. It was our 4th 50 mile ride and we had been training hard and were well prepared. We finished 9th place, with a time of 5 hr and 37mins. Wow!!! It was a personal best and I know I have got one heck of a horse. 

 

So after that…

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Added by Sarah Featherstone on January 25, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Warner Springs 2011, the Last Loop

A week ago today I was riding my first 50 mile endurance ride in over 2 years. It went well! Jazzi passed the test and we finished on time, in good health no issues…well, maybe a few small ones, but we did good. I am so happy!

We walked a lot of the ride which was fine until the last loop when we found ourselves out in the deepening dusk, alone. I made a wrong right turn were the cookie stop had been. As I was pondering my new move, my phone rang and it was Diane, back in camp…

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Added by Nancy Reed on January 15, 2011 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

RFR The Iceman

RFR The Iceman (Icy) is a gorgeous blue eyed, purebred Arabian stallion that we have here at Resolute Farms Racing. He truely is a diamond in the rough. I just wanted to put out in internet land :P that he will be gelded this upcoming summer, after the spring breeding season. It was a hard decision for the owner to make, but we felt he would be a much happier horse. So if anyone wants to book a breeding to the rarest colored Arabian in the US, visit our website at… Continue

Added by Katie Knippel on January 5, 2011 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

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