Business Branding in Equine Marketing is Another Type of Horse Brand

Winter has arrived, and in North America, the breed inspection and branding seasons have both passed. Horse branding season, NOT horse businesses. Branding horses happened as far back as Alexander the Great, c. 355 BC – June 326 BC. Alexander the Great’s horse was named Bucephalus after the ox-headed brand on its haunch. Bucephalus was a …

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J.R. Khan. My 18 Hand European Warmblood Who Taught Me Dressage

Junior. Khan. Jr Khan. J. R. Khan. I called him Khan. He looked kingly and regal to me. He was soooo big! Six feet tall at the withers. He was my boy. I bought Khan when I was tired of waiting for the EPM that barefoot Rocki was diagnosed with when she stumbled in the …

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Western vs. English Riding Disciplines. What Is Your Favorite?

Living in Nashville/Hendersonville, TN Our house was in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. We had 3 1/2 acres in a ranchette community where you could have horses and gardens. It was a nice community of helpful, southern people with a drawl so thick it was like a brogue. I still joke how they said …

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Horse Racing Articles

Links to Some Articles I Have Written for Clients about Horse Racing — Includes Other Paid Racing Posts Previously I have been contacted about paid guest and sponsored articles/posts for horse racing. Most of the articles are already written, but I have written a few of them. Below is a listing of many of these …

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More on Metro, OTTBs, Ex-Racehorses, Rescues

Panimetro aka Metro, was my rescued OTTB ex-racehorse. He was a fine boy. He loved people. So easy to care for – he was so gentle. He was great to bathe from his racehorse training. He knew he had to stand still and not fuss. Easy for the farrier and for me to pick his …

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Arenas, Barns, and Pastures in North/Central Florida

I have been gathering quite a few pictures I have taken of different riding arenas, horse barns, and pastures in my area of North/Central Florida. Keep checking back here. I will be updating this regularly with new stuff. I show a lot of horse barn and pasture layouts with beautiful trees. I’m going to start …

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Panimetro aka Metro – My OTTB Rescue Horse

Panimetro aka Metro was a rescued Thoroughbred ex-racehorse from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands I got in 2008. Metro had broken his right front leg in a race. He was such a good boy and was smart enough to lie down for most of a year for it to heal. Panimetro was a companion horse for …

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An Overview of Horses – Mecca, Sunny, and Rocki

An overview of my horses from 1970 to 2009 – Mecca, Sunny, and Rocki. I married Mark Ellerbee, my son Jason’s father, in April 1970 while I was still a student at FSU. We moved to Nashville in the summer of 1970 and Mark got a job with the Oak Ridge Boys as their drummer …

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Death from Colic – My Tribute to Rocki

Death from colic is one of the greatest fears of a horse owner. This happened to my mare, Glenord’s Rocket Dancer aka Rocki, in October 2020. This is a short tribute to Rocki. My horse was my COVID relief, until she died. I wasn’t ready for this yet. I wanted to do the USDF Century …

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About Me – Early Days

I was born and grew up on the south side of Jacksonville, Florida in the beautiful Mandarin area. I attended Loretto Elementary, DuPont Junior High, and Wolfson Senior High. I was a swimming nerd since my mom taught swimming lessons in our large natural pool built by my father, who also built our house (more …

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