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Coree Reuter

May 27, 2010

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History: Lis Hartel

I’ve been on a girl-power kick lately, mostly because I’m a girl, and I think it’s fantastic to hear about women doing things that aren’t necessarily … lady-like.

Lis Hartel had some serious girl-power.

May 20, 2010

We’ll Wander The Mountains And Enjoy Sweet Confidences

I think most of us know what it’s like to escape for a couple of hours on horseback. For General Robert E. Lee, who wrote the poignant words in this title, Traveller offered him similar peace after many years of war.

While Lee, who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, rode several horses during his campaign in the American Civil War (1861-1865), his favorite of all was Traveller.

May 18, 2010

Towing And Trailer Safety Part 7: Safely Handling Your Horses

 A successful road trip with your horse in tow begins with the proper rig, includes performing appropriate inspections and being prepared for emergencies, but as a horse owner, you also have a responsibility to make sure your horses are good travelers.

May 11, 2010

Towing And Trailer Safety Part 6: Plan Your Route And Drive Like A Professional

Check back on Wednesday, May 19, for the next article—Handling Your Horse—in our continuing series on Towing and Trailer Safety.

Every time you head down the road with your horse in tow, your odds of something unexpected happening go up.

May 5, 2010

Lexington’s Legacy

The first Saturday in May always makes me excited. One, the month of May means the good weather is here to stay (generally speaking—a May snowstorm is not an unheard of occurrence), everything is blooming and green, and in Louisville, Ky., a chance for a new legend to emerge is about to take place.

May 4, 2010

Towing And Trailer Safety Part 5: Maintenance and Emergency Preparedness

Check back on Wednesday, May 12, for the next article—Accident Prevention and Driving Tips—in our continuing series on Towing and Trailer Safety.

Most horse owners are guilty of at least occasionally throwing the horses on the trailer, jumping in the truck and hitting the road without more than a quick glance over the rig. However, going through a quick checklist before every trip will keep you up-to-date on the condition of your vehicles, which will, in return, contribute to your horses’ safety.

April 29, 2010

Horses Give Us Wings, But Pegasus Already Had Them

I really want to like Sam Worthington, but frankly, I’m just not impressed. While I could spend the next 1000 words telling you why I didn’t like Avatar, that’s probably not what you’re expecting to read on a Chronicle horse history blog!

So what is the point? Sam Worthington plays the hero Perseus in Clash of the Titans. Furthermore, Sam Worthington, who plays the hero Perseus, gets to ride Pegasus in Clash of the Titans.

I’m jealous.

April 27, 2010

Towing And Trailer Safety Part 4: Choosing The Right Tow Vehicle

Check back on Wednesday, May 5, for Part 5: Preparing To Hit The Road, the next article in our continuing series on Towing and Trailer Safety.

Once you’ve purchased the horses and bought the trailer, it’s time to make the final step and find a tow vehicle. However, the process isn’t as easy as going to a dealership and picking out a truck or SUV. Choosing a vehicle that will safely haul your trailer and horses requires some research and a little bit of math.

April 25, 2010

Virginia Intermont Proves Their Consistency At IDA Nationals

Virginia Intermont College did their homework before showing up at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N.C., yesterday, Saturday, April 24. Their hard work paid off when they walked away with the school’s third championship.

“You never know,” said Lisa Moosmueller-Terry, VIC’s coach for the past ten years. “I knew we would do well, the girls were strong, and we were hoping for a top five finish but we’ll take first!”

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