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Jess Shipman

Jess Shipman was obsessed with horses from the first time she laid eyes on them as a child. She began riding at age 12 and bought her first horse, a black AQHA gelding named Mescalena Joe, shortly after. She is a well-rounded equestrian and has competed in everything from pole bending to dressage.

Currently, she is involved in Thoroughbred horse racing and also trains retired racehorses for their next career. She is the proud owner of two off the track thoroughbreds, Honey Smacks and Distribution.

What is an OTTB Horse? Owning A Retired Racehorse

Welcome to the club of owning an OTTB, otherwise known as an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred. These retired racehorses are a league of their own. Unmatched in athleticism, heart, and class, Thoroughbreds are an excellent choice for riders of any discipline.  An OTTB horse is also known as an off-the-track Thoroughbred, a Jockey Club registered Thoroughbred that …

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Queen Elizabeth Is Still Horse Riding at the Age of 94

Queen Elizabeth is one of the world’s most famous horse lovers. With lockdown restrictions easing, equestrians all around the world are getting straight back to horseback riding, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is no exception. This weekend, the queen was pictured riding Fern, her 14-year-old Fell Pony around the grounds of Windsor Home Park. The …

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Hilarious Horse Plays Dead When Anyone Tries to Ride Him

Many people have called in sick after a weekend of partying or to escape the work environment for a day. Occasionally, people will even call in sick simply because they aren’t feeling well. However, a clever horse named Jingang really pulls the trump card- Jingang calls in dead.  To his poor unsuspecting rider, everything seems …

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Love Valley: The Town Where Cars Aren’t Allowed, Only Horses

Welcome to Love Valley, North Carolina! This tiny town in the Brushy Mountains is unique for several reasons, but most obvious is the fact that there are no cars allowed. Residents travel by horseback! Far away from the hustle of city life, Love Valley offers a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. …

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Meet Frederick The Great, the World’s Most Beautiful Horse

Frederick The Great, also known as World’s Most Beautiful Horse, turns heads wherever he goes. One glance at the horse makes it obvious as to why he’s known as the most beautiful horse in the world. Although the Friesian horse breed is considered one of the most beautiful horse breeds, Frederick The Great takes beauty …

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Equine Artist Creates Unbelievable Horse Sculptures from Driftwood

The sound of thundering hooves, snorts, and manes blowing in the wind. These are the sounds that all horse lovers are familiar with, and where Colorado-based artist Monte Michener draws his inspiration from. Having grown up in on a farm in rural Minnesota, animals have always been a part of Michener’s life. He began to …

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U.S. Government Will Pay You $1,000 to Adopt a Wild Horse or Burro in Texas

Have you ever wanted to own a one of a kind piece of American history? Well, now you can. The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an adoption event this weekend where potential adopters can view wild horses and burros seeking their new homes. In order to encourage adoptions the Bureau of Land Management, or …

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