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Onahotstreak is the only filly in the LOPE kindergarten class. In fact, she is the only filly in the entire LOPE herd. Predictably, she pretty much runs the place -- most of the geldings have hopeless crushes on her. Onahotstreak has gained weight since she arrived at LOPE (she didn't like the track lifestyle and had become thin there in spite of good care from her trainer). We'd like to see her get a little more voluptuous before she is restarted under saddle -- but she is beginning ground work this week and seems happy with 24/7 turnout at the farm :) ... See MoreSee Less

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LOPE Horses

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LOPE Blog

Recent posts from the blog featuring posts about the LOPE horses, horsemanship and other Tales from the LOPE Ranch.

LOPE Open House Party on October 4th

The LOPE Open House on October 4 will feature the terrific Austin band Hot Club of Cowtown, horsemanship demos, cool education booths on racing and retraining racehorses, delicious BBQ food [...]

The Big D

I have experienced four natural disasters (two floods, a mini-tornado/microburst and wildfires) in less than three years. All four were dangerous and required quickly moving horses out of harm’s way. [...]

LOPE Featured in August Blood-Horse

We are excited to announce that LOPE is the featured “Winner’s Circle” focus in the August 2 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine. Thank you to the Blood-Horse and writer Tayloe Clements [...]

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