Category Archives: Publications/Media

Happy Horse Had a Baby!… And It’s Called Happy Horse Solutions

Have you ever thought that your horse is being uncooperative if he picks up the wrong lead, comes above the bit in transitions, or ignores your leg?

Often the problem isn’t disobedience on your horse’s part. Sometimes your horse seems unwilling simply because your aids are jumbled, confusing, or unclear.

Because the aids are unclear, he has to try to figure out what you really want. And if he chooses the wrong thing, it’s natural to think he’s being uncooperative or disobedient.

Plus it can get very confusing when you hear a lot of different things from different trainers. And if YOU’RE confused, you can be sure your horse is confused.

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After the Finish Line and JOCK Documentary Calendar Fundraiser

After the Finish Line is pleased to announce the soon to be released JOCK limited edition 2011 collector’s calendars. JOCK,, is a feature length documentary about the first generation of female jockeys. In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s these women fought for the right to ride professionally.

JOCK will make a donation to After the Finish Line for every calendar sold when you add AfterTheFinishLine in the Source Code at check out.

Not only will you get a great calendar, but you will be helping the rescued Thoroughbred horses that can no longer race or breed. Visit and join After the Finish Line’s Facebook FAN page to learn more:

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A Celebration of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Secretariat,’ Presented by the International Equestrian Festival and Horze

The party you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, October 3
1:30 p.m. – Triple Crown winning jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen will share with festival goers reflections on their celebrated careers.

4-5 See Academy Award nominated actress Diane Lane!

** “A Celebration of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Secretariat,’ presented by the International Equestrian Festival and Horze” **
Sunday, October 3
Lexington Center, Ground Floor
Two lucky winners will receive two tickets each to the “Secretariat” special screening and reception at 6 p.m.
Stop by the International Equestrian Festival’s Hospitality Atrium. (Lexington Center, Ground Floor) between 1 p.m. 9 p.m. to enter to win.
Entries will be accepted in person until 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 3.
No purchase necessary to enter to win.
Hospitality Atrium does not require Festival admission ticket.

Festivities open to the general public include:

  • Pre-Red Carpet Walk of Fame by “Secretariat” film stars
  • Celebration party with appearance by the film’s stars
  • Movie clips, footage of Secretariat’s legendary races and chance to win “Secretariat” merchandise

Horse Capital Productions, LLC 2605 Fireside Circle Lexington, KY 40513-1467

Stable Scoop Episode 111 by Omega Alpha – Dressage Rider and the Jockey

Guest Co-Host Chrissy Joy brings back two of our favorite guests, Dressage Rider Reese Koffler-Stanfield and Jockey Frankie Lavato. Learn whether Reese’s marriage survived the building of a new barn and Frankie fills us in on a new DVD he has called “What It Takes to Be a Jockey”. Listen in.

Stable Scoop Episode 111 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Guest: The mighty Frankie Lavato of racing and Equicizer fame. Always a fun chat – thanks Frankie. Buy Frankie’s new DVD called “What It Takes to Be a
  • Pic Below: Glenn the Geek on the Equicizer. He had handlers – no one trusted him to ride by himself.


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Documentary Film Chronicles the Heart and Soul of the Thoroughbred Horse Industry

Beyond the Stone Fences spotlights Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms

Lexington, Kentucky (September 2, 2010) – At a time when worldwide attention is focused on Kentucky for the upcoming World Equestrian Games, juxtaposed by the adverse effects of the economic downturn on the state’s equine industry, a new documentary film tells the story of the Kentucky’s Thoroughbred horse farms. Produced by Lexington-based High Impact Productions, the thirty-minute Beyond the Stone Fences details the majesty, as well as the daily operations, of six regional horse farms.

Premiering nationally on the cable network HRTV, Monday, September 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET, Beyond the Stone Fences features lush, never-before-seen high definition footage and exclusive interviews with farm owners, operators and staff from Lexington’s Calumet, Donamire, Crestwood and Mt. Brilliant Farms; Winstar Farm in Versailles; and Three Chimneys Farm in Midway. The film will also air on Kentucky’s PBS affiliate, KET, beginning Sunday, September 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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Equestrian Life Offering Free Webcast of 2010 High Roller Reining Classic

Matt Mills and Whiz Bang Boom. Photo copyright John O'Hara Photography

Las Vegas, NV – September 16, 2010 – The 2010 High Roller Reining Classic (HRRC) runs this week, and the highlight events on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, will be featured on Equestrian Life at The High Roller Reining Classic is held at the one-of-a- kind hotel, casino, and equestrian center South Point in Las Vegas, Nevada. Live coverage of the High Roller Reining Classic on Equestrian Life will begin with the Non Pro Derby on Friday, September 17, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST and resume with the Open Derby on Saturday, September 18, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST.

Equestrian Life is celebrating its second anniversary as the media partner for the High Roller Reining Classic and will once again provide live streaming video coverage of the Futurity, Non Pro Derby and Open Derby classes free of charge at One of Equestrian Life’s most popular events, HRRC attracted over 10,000 online viewers in 2009.

A simple, free registration on is all it takes to get cutting-edge coverage of the High Roller Reining Classic from the talented team at Equestrian Life. In addition, viewers will be able to participate in live chats with other fans and members while the derbies are being streamed online right from the same webpage.

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Horse Books Needed for Sioux Indians

“The Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a world filled with broken promises, selfishness, and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations, when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become one again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things, and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one”.

–Crazy Horse, in what were his last words to Sitting Bull.

The Lakota Dream Horse Project: Here at ThinLine we find ourselves suddenly working with a tribe who has far too long kept themselves quietly on their reservation. Perhaps it is because our products speak to communication and respect for our horses, or perhaps it is part of a bigger plan foreseen by Crazy Horse.

We are now 7 generations from this great chief.  The Lakota wish to merge our technology with their legacy of equine training and tack, and to explore the possibility of sharing knowledge and respect for the horse.

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Chester Weber’s Jamaica Featured in “Beloved Horses in Second Careers” Book to Be Released in September

Jamaica is being featured in a new book called “Beloved Horses in Second Careers” by Sharon Miner. Jamaica was rescued from a slaughterhouse before becoming part of Weber’s award-winning team. (Photo courtesy of

Ocala, FL (August 30, 2010) – Jamaica, Chester Weber’s award-winning combined driving horse who was rescued from a slaughterhouse in Belgium, captured the nation’s attention when he won the most prestigious horse title in the country and became the USEF Farnam Platform Horse of the Year. Now, Jamaica’s rags to riches story is being told in the book Beloved Horses in Second Careers (Infinity Publishing) which will be released in September.

Written by Sharon Miner, the book focuses on horses who started their career in one discipline and then went on to have rewarding second careers. Jamaica’s “second career” turned out to be an amazing one, as he famously became part of Weber’s record-breaking international Four-In-Hand Combined Driving team. Jamaica, now 19, was a member of seven of Weber’s National Four-In-Hand Combined Driving National Championship teams.

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KAM Cartoon Calendar

KAM Animals Services is creating a unique 2011 calendar for this upcoming holiday season.  Using the skill of its illustrator, KAM is creating a fun calendar for all kinds of equine businesses and services.  Each page will include a cute cartoon of the month based around a particular type of equine business or service.

Since there are only 12 months in a year, this means that will be the limit to how many companies can have a graphic designed especially for them.  Your creative cartoon would tie your business into one or more months.

Calendars can also be personalized with a business name visible on every month and you can choose a month to not only add a coupon but notification tips can be placed throughout the calendar.

“What makes this calendar different than others are the wonderful creative horse illustrations that will make anyone smile.  The focus could be for a tack shop, saddlemaker, feed company, clothier, boot company or anyone else in the horse business,” said Gabriele Sutton, owner of KAM Animal Services.

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Another Happy Horse Video Clip! by Jane Savoie

Wanna know what’s so cool about the Happy Horse course? People from all over the world have told me that it’s helped them sort out so many common problems quickly and easily.

See if any of these common problems sound familiar to you.
• You’re just plain confused and frustrated because trainers tell you what to do but don’t tell you HOW to do it.
• You can’t find anyone to explain things in a CLEAR, step-by-step, easy to understand training system.
• Sometimes you find training to be a struggle, exhausting, or a tug of war rather than a joyful process that creates a happy, athletic horse.
• You can’t get your horse consistently on the bit.
• You can’t afford to work with a trainer on a regular basis.
• You can’t find any decent trainers in your area.
• You can’t afford a fancy warmblood so you think training will be more difficult with your Quarter horse (Arabian, Haflinger, Friesian, Morgan, Saddlebred, Fjord, Thoroughbred, Draft Cross etc).

Do any of those issues sound like what you’re dealing with? Then the Happy Horse course was developed for you.

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