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Category: Success Stories

Bridge Place

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“Can you fit another horse at your place?” The race trainer sounded casual, but I could detect a pleading note under his laid back drawl. He knew we were sending a trailer to pick up a horse at Sam Houston Race Park – and he was hoping to add a second horse to our transport.  [...]

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Mickey’s Birthday

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Mickey is about to turn one year old. He was bred to be a show horse and lives on a beautiful farm in Fredericksburg with his dam and sire. Mickey is extra special to LOPE because his dad, Tawakoni, was a LOPE adoption horse. Tawakoni came to the LOPE ranch in 2004. A gorgeous dark [...]

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Update on Tristano

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Tristano is a handsome four year-old gelding who came to LOPE with an ankle injury (see previous blog entry for more background on Tristano). He was recently adopted by Lucy to be a pleasure riding horse. She fell in love with his photo and had him shipped all the way to sunny California. Lucy recently [...]

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Might Tonight

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Might Tonight came to our farm in 2006. A tall, pretty mare with an elegant head she was sweet and feminine – the geldings here all fell in love with her, following her wistfully around the pasture, letting her eat out of their feed buckets. One of our volunteers was Deirdre, a jockey at the [...]

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LOPE and OSU

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Recently, Dr. Michael Davis, DVM, of Oklahoma State University contacted LOPE. He is the director of the Equine Athletic Performance Laboratory at the OSU vet school. Their research focuses on the cause and prevention of respiratory diseases in equine athletes. What’s especially fascinating is that they train the horses in the lab herd to canter [...]

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Austin Equine Hospital Sugar Land Stables Schleese
American Association of Equine Technicians and Assistants Paddock Foundation Soft Ride Boots
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Two Socks Designs Moose Pants Studio
Thoroughbred Charities of America Scissortail Hill Equestrian Secretariat Foundation
Blanco River Academy Equine Express Sam Houston Race Park