Beyond the Blinkers

Esther Marr commentary on Thoroughbred retirement, aftercare, and interesting stories

August 2010 - Posts

Son of Silver Charm Enjoying Life After the Track

It’s definitely time for another retired Thoroughbred feel-good story, don’t you think? Charming Jim is special in the fact that he has managed to be successful both on and off the track. After being retired from racing and acquired by Christy Weese last July, the 9-year-old gelding has wasted no time dedicating himself to a new career as a trail horse. I’d like to add that Charming Jim is a beautiful... Read More

Horses in Low Country

Hello and I apologize for being out of commission last week. I took a wonderful vacation to South Carolina near Hilton Head Island with my husband’s family. We caught blue crabs off the dock, saw dolphins, sharks, and jellyfish up close, ate lots of fresh peaches, and fished in the inner coastal waters. And...I had the privilege of riding my bike through this neighborhood every day: While South Carolina... Read More

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