Tag Archives: Thoroughbred

The Value Of A Great Mind

It is not enough to have a good mind: the main thing is to use it well. ~Rene Descartes For those of us who have gotten to know Summer Snow (Rainier) over the past 85 days, the next 15 days … Continue reading

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Show Time!

Summer Snow’s First Hunter Derby Devin’s Comments: Rainier, oh excuse me, Summer Snow, exceeded all expectations for his first show.  We were a bit late to enter him in the cross rail division, but no matter, the two foot hunter … Continue reading

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Someone New

There comes a point in a horse’s training when the trainer needs to step aside and assess what skills the horse is able to transfer to another rider.  It is one thing for a horse to be able to perform … Continue reading

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First 4 Weeks: A Photographic Review

How much can an OTTB learn in the first four weeks of training?  Here is a look back over Summer Snow’s (Rainier) journey through the lens of my camera.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, Rainier is getting … Continue reading

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Partnership: The Give and Take In Training

Thoughts From Devin: Alise’s last post, and a conversation with my good friend Jen over at Toklat led me to think on the partnership of horse training.  I often talk about what a willing and easy horse Rainier is to … Continue reading

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Bright Spots: The Foundation For Success

I first met Devin when we were working at our local community college. We were both on a college wide committee that focused on student success.  The goal of the committee was to look at all aspects of the student … Continue reading

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Summer Snow … Who Is This Guy?

Being an avid fan of Thoroughbreds and horse racing, I just had to do a little research on Summer Snow to see what I could find out about him.  Summer Snow was bred in AZ in 2004.  He first competed … Continue reading

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