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Claire and Mingo in the Jumpers

Guest Post: Lessons Learned from a Sensitive OTTB

Guest Post by Claire A. Dague

When it comes to trainers, I can honestly say I have been truly blessed. My current trainer is  a true horsewoman: always putting the welfare of her horses above all else and I have learned so much from her in just the three short years we’ve been together. But the best teacher I’ve ever had, has been a pudgy, bay OTTB named Mingo. Mingo was the last baby to grow up on my grandfather’s farm before he took a break from the racehorse industry. Nine years ago, I would have never guessed that the small, gangly foal I was looking at would one day teach me more than any horse I had ever had the pleasure of working with.

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2016 Gift Exchange from Saddle Seeks Horse

2016 Blogger Gift – Thanks Saddle Seeks Horse!

The Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange is one of my favorite holiday traditions — it’s been a huge hit ever since I first started organizing the event, and since then, it’s only grown. Bloggers participate from all around the world and I always meet new people. I’m not sure what my favorite part is: matching everyone up, shopping for gifts or receiving a special package in the mail!

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