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By Susan Salk on August 6, 2010
“Learning in the deep end of the pool,” is how Jessica Creighton-Swift describes the time she spent working sunup to sundown caring for 40 competitive horses, while still finding time to show her own Thoroughbred, as a student employee of nationally known eventers Bruce and Buck Davidson. And she couldn’t have known back in 2001 and later in 2004, that all the leg care she perfected—wrappings and poulticing, would knit together perfectly, later on, to help save a gelding’s life. But it did. It all came full circle in May 2007, when she agreed to foster and rehabilitate Gaetano’s Way, […]
By Susan Salk on August 2, 2010
Stat Box Race name: All Net Joe Barn name: Josie Sire: Cure The Blues Dam: Freeway Tricksters When Connecticut accountant Lynn Wentworth isn’t trying to get the numbers to add up, she’s working on her other favorite equation—combining a Thoroughbred mare with an Appaloosa stallion to produce one adorable sum: a foal. The small breeder of Appaloosa performance horses works by day at a career she prepared for by attending Nichol’s College in Massachusetts, but after hours, she taps into her “horse crazy” girlhood to pursue a passion so deep she feels it helped her survive cancer at one point. […]