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  • Pet Trusts: What If Your Pet Outlives You?

    Pet Trusts: What If Your Pet Outlives You?

    I’m getting older. Gotta face it. I’m at an age where I seriously question my responsibility not to take on a young pet–especially a horse. Not only am I afraid I simply don’t “bounce” anymore like a younger rider, but I must reflect on how well I will be able to ride and care for…

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  • The New Year’s Resolution Revolution

    The New Year’s Resolution Revolution

    As the calendar turns its page to a new year, we are encouraged to embark on a journey of self improvement. Like the saying goes, “New Year, New You.” At the same time, we are admonished to be true to ourselves, to be the real you (whatever that means). How can you do both? Health,…

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  • The New Blue Christmas

    The New Blue Christmas

    Dark, gray days slip into the blackest nights. Long nights. Hours stretch on. I only want to slip into flannel pajamas and go to bed soon after dinnertime, around 6PM!. The only thing saving me from becoming a hermit or hibernating bear these winter evenings is the need to check up on my horses at…

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  • Book Club at the Barn: Lessons in Chemistry

    Book Club at the Barn: Lessons in Chemistry

    Interspecies Communication Last week my horse, Lucida, colicked. If you aren’t familiar with horses, this is a generic term for a stomachache that can result in a number of outcomes ranging from medical intervention at the barn to having to undergo surgery for an obstruction or twisted bowel. And death. When my mare’s back legs…

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  • How Does Thoroughbred Racing Have to Change?

    How Does Thoroughbred Racing Have to Change?

    Racehorse Deaths May Lead to the Death of Racing Thoroughbred racing is a beloved tradition and an exciting sport, but recent events have put its future in question. With a spate of horse deaths, track closures, and drugging controversies, the industry is in trouble. It must take steps to address these issues to improve its…

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  • Quick Write, the AI Writing Tool Taking on ChatGPT: A Review

    Quick Write, the AI Writing Tool Taking on ChatGPT: A Review

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) Writing Tools Can’t Replace Human Input– But They Never Intended To It took a while, but I am probably the last to succumb to the siren call of AI in the form of Open AI’s ChatGPT. I needed to see for myself what all the buzz was about. It is indeed a…

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  • Do Humans Hibernate? Should They?

    Do Humans Hibernate? Should They?

    Bears Awake from Hibernation in Yellowstone I recently read that the first bear at Yellowstone has emerged from hibernation. That got me thinking about human seasonal cycles, circadian rhythm, and habits. Are humans capable of hibernation? I know sometimes I feel as though I “hibernate” all winter long by slowing down activity, sleeping more, (sadly,…

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  • Canter With a Killer (For a Fun Read)!

    Canter With a Killer (For a Fun Read)!

    Debut Author Spotlight Today the spotlight is on author Amber Camp, whose debut cozy mystery novel Canter With a Killer just released. You’ll want to add her book to your “To Be Read” (TBR) pile right away and add another copy to give as a gift. Her story appeals to horse/animals lovers and mystery readers…

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  • Thoroughbred Makeover: Ex-racer to Sports Horse Saves the Breed?

    Thoroughbred Makeover: Ex-racer to Sports Horse Saves the Breed?

    Before and After: Who Doesn’t Love a Great Makeover Story? People are addicted to transformation stories: the outdated tear-down house that becomes a showplace, the wallflower Plain Jane who wins a beauty contest and outsmarts everyone, the company that soars to mega-stardom with the right business model. That’s why people are addicted to HGTV shows,…

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