Why Horseless #SXSW Should Worry You -
Not long after I began blogging ten (?) years ago, I heard about bloggers attending and learning at South By Southwest, aka SXSW. Like an annual World’s Fair with a touch of the Texas State Fair Does Tomorrowland, SXSW has expanded into a glimpse into the future for both the arts and technology. What I Continue Reading
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Where were the Clydesdales? -
On the day after Super Bowl LII, one of my friends posted to her personal timeline on Facebook: “So where are my Clydes?” She’s not the only one asking. (Click the links to see the images each Tweeter added.) I miss the #clydesdales commercials pic.twitter.com/Rme8L1OHRw ? Joan (@TheJoanG) February 5, 2018 And Y’all, watching #Clydesdales Continue Reading
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Retirement of Thoroughbred Race Horse Artic Storm Cat -
Artic Storm Cat, New York’s popular white thoroughbred racehorse who often upstaged everyone at Gary Contessa’s Saratoga stable, retired to a new career. His rare white–as listed on his registration papers–coat attracted attention at the track. What charmed fans and built his own fan base was his people-lovin’ personality. Bettors often wrote him off, then Continue Reading
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Meet Daisy the Mini Horse, the Newest Hollywood Blonde -
Embed from Getty Images Daisy, the mini horse, joined the cast of the new whimsical absurdist Western “Damsel” on stage for the Q&A after the film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival. She plays Butterscotch, a gift from Robert Pattinson’s businessman character, to his lady love played by Mia Wasikowski. I haven’t seen the film, Continue Reading
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Winter with the Foal Patrol -
Is winter getting you down? Bummed because your decorations are still up because the days will be just too dreary without them? How long until the Super Bowl Clydesdale commercial? Well, never fear. The Foal Patrol is here! Brought to us by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga, we have Continue Reading
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Replay of the 2018 Rose Parade -
Couldn’t watch the Rose Parade on TV? Nor could you DVR? No problem! KTLA has the replay on its website. In full. The announcers even talk about the equestrian units right off the top. Score! Enjoy!
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2018 Rose Parade Horses and Extras -
First, Happy New Year! via GIPHY So you know what that means over here on The Horsey Set Net … Horses in the Rose Parade! The broadcast begins at 11 am and runs until 1 pm EDT. I give HGTV credit for its commercial free broadcast which grants us glimpses of the equestrian units. However, Continue Reading
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Author Michelle Holland and the New Forest Pony -
A few years ago, a story made the rounds on the internet about the New Forest Pony being listed on the U.K.’s Rare Breeds Survival Trust , along with Clydesdale and Shire horses. Then, author Michelle Holland approached me about appearing here on the blog as she releases her second book for young adults. New Continue Reading
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Harness racing from the starter?s car -
The Lexington Herald-Leader has some wicked cool video shot from the car that starts harness races at The Red Mile. I don’t know how long the link will be available for free, so click the hyperlink above. Enjoy this rare view!
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Memorial Service for Penny Chenery -
Penny Chenery Tribute page at Secretariat.com. And now, the original post: First, pardon me while I air out a related matter regarding Penny Chenery. When American Pharoah took the Triple Crown, NBC Sports flubbed coverage of a special moment in horse racing history. While Pharoah’s trainer Bob Baffert hurried toward the winners circle, the most Continue Reading
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