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At this year's Massachusetts (US) Equine Affaire trade show, I picked up a hot tip.
http://thehorseyset.net/13512/lodging-for-breeders-cup-2015-in-lexington-will-be-hot/

A Perfect Storm for #BC15 Lodging | The Horsey Set Net

A Perfect Storm for #BC15 Lodging | The Horsey Set Net

Resurfacing to give you a heads-up. As usual, I spent some time at the Massachusetts Equine Affaire. You'll see more about that in upcoming posts, perhaps spread across the winter to ease the malaise from all the cold and ice.

Rhonda Lane
Rhonda Lane

Dish some dirt with mystery author and former organic farmer Edith Maxwell, who tells us why horse manure makes the best compost. http://thehorseyset.net/13200/waste-not-want-not-author-edith-maxwell/

Waste Not, Want Not: Author Edith Maxwell

Waste Not, Want Not: Author Edith Maxwell

Mystery author Edith Maxwell knows a lot about dirt, especially the stuff that grows plants. What did you think we were talking about? Granted, Edith - who learned to drive in the parking lot at the Santa Anita Racecourse - may know some "good dirt," too,...

Rhonda Lane
Rhonda Lane

Do you guys watch The Dubai World Cup on BBC? This year's the first time American TV has covered this big race. Readers over on The Horsey Set like to know where and when they can watch the big races on TV, so I listed a few ways to watch DWC2014. Besides, you won't believe that race promo! :) http://thehorseyset.net/13143/2014-dubai-world-cup-on-american-tv/

2014 Dubai World Cup on American TV?

2014 Dubai World Cup on American TV?

Hold on to your hats. You've never seen a horse race promo like this one: Come on, US race fans and horse lovers, you know you're dying to see coverage of this one on American TV. We can watch the 2014 Dubai World Cup on Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 2:30 pm...

Rhonda Lane
Rhonda Lane

Although the film's going into limited release even here in the states, it'll cross the pond eventually. 50-to-1 is about Mine That Bird, the longshot horse who won the2009 Kentucky Derby for his New Mexico cowboy owners. In the blog post, I explore the cast and crew's equestrian connections. BTW, jockey Calvin Borel portrays himself. (I know! Who else could, right? ;) ) http://thehorseyset.net/13102/50-to-1-new-movie-about-the-cowboy-connections-of-mine-that-bird/

50 to 1: New movie about the cowboy connections of Mine That Bird

50 to 1: New movie about the cowboy connections of Mine That Bird

At Churchill Downs in 2009, jockey Calvin Borel pointed his famous-in-Canada gelding at gap near the rail. Mine That Bird dove for it, knifing between the rail and a pack of favorites to win the Kentucky Derby at 50 - 1. Their story will be seen in the mo...

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Rhonda Lane

Uh oh. Not sure which came first, but I flubbed a dismount Sunday - even worse than my usual clumsy departure - then a muscle in my lower back started spasming. It's not as bad as it was, but I keep injuring it. I've been using heat and now I'm wondering if - gasp! - maybe I shouldn't ride Sunday. Thoughts?

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Rhonda Lane

I'm a sucker for blondes in silver. Isn't that more fun than saying, "Oops. New Year's is over, but I'm just getting around to wishing y'all a Happy. Sorry!" I may ride English, but I get a kick out of seeing all the shiny of palominos in silver western parade saddles. They perk up any day. This bunch is from the Long Beach Mounted Police (California) getting ready for the Rose Parade. Enjoy! http://thehorseyset.net/12975/silver-and-gold-in-the-morning/

Silver and gold in the morning

Let's saddle up with the Long Beach Mounted Police unit as they muster for the 2013 Rose Parade: Click on the link above if you can't see the embedded video. For more about the Long Beach Mounted Police unit, a staple of the Rose Parade since 1948, click ...

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Rhonda Lane

As my husband called it, pushing my equestrian agenda. :) Maybe you do the same? ;) Anyway, Merry Christmas! http://thehorseyset.net/12927/nuturing-horse-lovers-one-toy-at-a-time/

Nuturing horse lovers one toy at a time

Nuturing horse lovers one toy at a time

I had a lot of fun shopping for "Toys for Tots." Maybe a little too much fun, even though I did so-called "smart shopping." What you see is, maybe, a tenth of the haul, all that's on-topic for our interests here.

Rhonda Lane
Rhonda Lane

The clock is ticking on the closing of the Higgins Armory, a museum built by an American industrialist to house his collection of armor. What will happen to the armor and the unique building that's Art Deco on the outside and Gothic Chapel on the inside? Some of that is still to-be-determined. http://thehorseyset.net/12900/the-last-days-of-the-knights-for-a-while/

Higgins Armory ends along with 2013 | The Horsey Set Net

Higgins Armory ends along with 2013 | The Horsey Set Net

No last-minute rescue, just a closure and a transfer followed by a waiting period. The final weeks of 2013 are the last weeks for a Worcester, Massachusetts, landmark, the glass and steel Higgins Armory. Let's visit a bit before it closes at the end of th...

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Rhonda Lane

Who's that stranger in the photo?? Uh, it's me. :) The other photo was taken a couple of changes of glasses ago. Man, when you change your profile photos, apparently you have to do it at each social media platform. Who knew! :)

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Rhonda Lane

Cavalia's newest show Odysseo is currently touring North America, but this amazing show could end up near you. Yes, of course, it's wonderful, but this review also includes practical information families need to know. Enjoy! http://thehorseyset.net/12723/cavalia-odysseo-review/

Cavalia Odysseo - review

Cavalia Odysseo - review

Cavalia Odysseo brims with excitement and delights - and not just on the stage. Founded by a creator of Cirque du Soleil, this second touring Cavalia production echoes the winning Cirque hallmarks - daring acrobats clad in dynamic costumes, ethereal music...

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Rhonda Lane

Did you see the lovely tribute to Seamus Heaney posted by Fran Jurga on the Hoofcare blog? Loved knowing the story behind "Door into the Dark."
http://hoofcare.blogspot.com/2013/09/seamus-heaney-the-forge-door-into-the-dark.html

Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness Journal: The Nobel Prize for Farrier Poetry: Looking Through Seamus Heaney's

Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness Journal: The Nobel Prize for Farrier Poetry: Looking Through Seamus Heaney's "Door into the Dark"

One of the world's greatest poets died on Friday. Ireland's Seamus Heaney was one of those people who bridged the past and the present with verse so deft you were never sure where time fit into the story or if time matters anymore.

Rhonda Lane
Rhonda Lane

Excited to have peripatetic Australian equine worker and new author Christine Meunier stop by The Horsey Set Net to talk about the Irish National Stud. http://thehorseyset.net/12689/visiting-or-working-at-irish-national-stud/

Visiting - or working at - Irish National Stud

Visiting - or working at - Irish National Stud

We have a guest post by world-traveling Australian equine studies professor and author Christine Meunier about one of her past jobs - working with the equine residents of the Irish National Stud. Take it away, Christine! The Irish National Stud in Kildare...

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Rhonda Lane

On the eve of the 154th running of The Queen's Plate, here are some fashion ideas for gentlemen from The Backseat Stylers blog. http://backseatstylers.com/shopping/queens-plate-2013-what-to-wear-on-race-day-gents-edition/

Queen's Plate 2013: What to Wear on Race Day - Gents Edition

Queen's Plate 2013: What to Wear on Race Day - Gents Edition

The countdown is officially on! We are now only 5 days away from the 154th running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack, and are - what else? - busily putting the finishing touches on our race day ensembles.