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By Susan Salk on March 18, 2013
Louise Robson was 15 the first time she rode one of The Queen’s Thoroughbreds. It all happened so fast. One minute, the tall, shy teenager from the Oxford area of England was simply searching for a horse, the next, she was approaching an indoor arena at Windsor Castle. It was 2001, and upon learning through a friend-of-a-friend that the Queen of England had an OTTB up for permanent loan, Robson wrangled a chance to try him out. The family friend knew a gardener at Windsor Castle, and through his contacts, helped her gain an invitation to a barn that few […]
By Susan Salk on March 15, 2013
Two weeks after undergoing a pioneering medical procedure aimed at curing Kissing Spine with a minimally invasive, novel surgery, the beautiful gray mare Heartly Smart began her rehabilitation with her first turnout. Susan Swart, president of the New York ReRun, Inc. chapter, says that when she turned Heartly Smartly out to pasture Wednesday morning after two weeks of stall rest, she exhibited no signs of feeling uncomfortable. Frisky after being cooped up, but remembering her manners, she allowed Swart to unclip her halter before eagerly stepped out for some fresh air, and a very satisfying roll. “Today, we had a […]
By Susan Salk on March 14, 2013
Leah Lang-Gluscic, a former banker-turned-equestrian has to pinch herself at the return she gets on the best $750 investment she ever made. Her ex-racehorse Thoroughbred AP Prime, whom she purchased from CANTER Illinois for short money, continues to rock the Warmblood world back on its collective hooves as she and her flashy dark bay advance up the Eventing ranks. Fresh from a good showing at their first CIC** this past March 8-10, at The Red Hills, Lang-Gluscic was thrilled with the performance of her quick-thinking Thoroughbred; he handled the toughest course of his young career with aplomb, she says. “Every […]