The Horse Who Wouldn't Die
The Biography of a Useless Horse
by H. B. Farmer

**Now available as an ebook**

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Year Without George Morris: Day 235

Every day I check the mail for a cease and desist letter from George.  At least then I would know he is thinking about me.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Year Without George Morris: Day 231

I caught a glimpse of George at the Olympics the other day and I found myself thinking about the way things used to be.  Then I remembered that I haven't been keeping up with my tack cleaning, so maybe I am not ready to have him back.

Monday, April 4, 2016

A Year Without George Morris: Day 94

I have ridden without stirrups every day for weeks now.  I keep hoping George will happen by and see how hard I am working and then he'll come back.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Op-Ed: Changes to the Drug Rules

By Mr. Nickerson

When I first head about the changes to the drug rules, I was worried about how these changes would affect us, the show horses. I was concerned that, while these changes were well-intentioned, they might have unintended consequences.  But now that these rules have been enacted, I have seen first-hand the positive effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Washington state and I can say that I am on board with these changes.  Now that riders, trainers, and owners are more relaxed I am seeing fewer horses who are lunged into exhaustion in the hopes of achieving perfection.  I am also heartened by the resulting change in judging, with more judges who, all things being equal, pin riders who look stoned over horses who look stoned.

When people aren't worried about things like being successful, then horses get to behave like horses and everyone has a good time.