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Flying Change

Flying Change: A Year of Racing, Family and Steeplechasing Book Review

In Flying Change, the author—a son and nephew of Racing Hall of Fame horsemen and accomplished equestrian in his own right—relates the story of his return to steeplechase competition in his late 40s, a quarter-century removed from his previous horse racing career. With humor and introspection, Patrick Smithwick recalls the difficult road from middle-age to …

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How to Deal with Horseback Riding and Hip Replacement

During my elementary school years, I remember taking my horse swimming while riding bareback.  I remember standing my horse, walking away from my horse, and taking a running start, vaulting onto my horse, while he patiently stood still. Horse-loving baby boomer Fast forward forty years and you have an over-weight, horse-loving, baby boomer who is …

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ExOfficio BugsAway Halo Shirt – Horseback Riding Apparel Review

How to repel insects on a horseback riding vacation Let’s face it. Horse and flies go together like fleas on a dog. I hate fleas, flies, chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes. But I do love horses, dogs and horseback riding vacations.  This week, I’m leaving for the high desert of Central Oregon. I’m going on a …

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