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When my friend Nancy Phares invited Clifford to appear at Kids Club Live, I didn’t know what to expect. An annual event in Royal Oak hosted by Detroit Public Television, this live gathering of the TV show “Kids Club” includes … Continue reading
Last night I was home late from the Kentucky Derby party and the horses had given up on me. I was able to get Clifford’s stall all set, with beet pulp and grain and fresh water, and there was no … Continue reading
I have been boning up on my equine art, because this is that week. The Derby provides so much color and action and I could just keep on painting these running horses forever. These three are all watercolors. But even … Continue reading
Painting is not always fun. For whatever reason, some of us are compelled to just keep on doing it. But when you are painting model horses, some kind of madness takes over. There are people who collect these things. Breyer, … Continue reading
It will come as no surprise that Clifford is smart. He can paint pictures, play fetch, signs his own book, and has the good sense to go into schools and libraries and basically anywhere and keep his wits about him. … Continue reading
How do you you teach a young horse to stop bucking, kicking and walking backwards every time you get on him? I admit there are a lot of things about training horses that I picked up from dog training. Working … Continue reading
My friend Stayner Haller is something of a legend in the Morgan horse world. With his eventing gelding, LGM Challenger, he competed in 104 USEA events, including one when Chally was 27 and Stayner 73. “Chally” lived into his mid-thirties, remaining active … Continue reading
It finally happened. My reliable, well-loved Blackberry went kaput. This was my third, or fourth or fifth Blackberry. We are talking at least a decade of Blackberry-type phones. I was addicted to the tactile keys and never wanted to resort … Continue reading
January in Michigan is supposed to be cold, but it’s nice to have a couple of feet of snow to act as insulation. We had some, but it’s gone now, following about a week of shirt sleeve weather. Then today, … Continue reading
I have decided to pony Trudy just in case she lags behind. My choice of horse to ride is always Clifford. He is stumbly now because he can’t bend his left knee, but hasn’t lost his spritely vigor, and his … Continue reading
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