Ellen Rosenberg

Battle Of The Sexes A Mesmerizing Experience

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Battle Of The Sexes A Mesmerizing Experience

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather report had called for rain, but luckily for all, Saturday night, Jan. 10, remained clear and cool. The stands at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were crammed with nearly 4,000 spectators, including many families, young children and dogs. The jumps were set, and the horses and riders more than ready to begin the $75,000 more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Trump Show At Mar-A-Lago A Sight To Be Seen

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Trump Show At Mar-A-Lago A Sight To Be Seen

TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Some days I really love my job. One such day was Sunday, Jan. 4. As I sat in the shuttle bus, heading south on South Ocean Blvd., the choppy swell of the ocean was the only sign of the distant arctic storms blasting the rest of the country. There was snow in Las Vegas, but South Florida basked in wall-to-wall sunshine. I arrived at Donald more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Steed Training Building New Lox Groves Facility

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Steed Training Building New Lox Groves Facility

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It’s a small group with big plans. Brothers Rick and Trevor Steed have been riding, training and working with horses all of their lives. Originally from Utah, they moved to Canada, then spent 10 years in Las Vegas. Twelve years ago, they moved to South Florida. “My wife wanted to move here,” Rick recalled. “So I came out to explore the more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Mary Last Of Hands On Equine Enjoys Her Work

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Mary Last Of Hands On Equine Enjoys Her Work

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Mary Last is not a cold-weather person. Originally from Ohio, she moved to South Florida after high school. She has lived in The Acreage for more than 20 years, gradually watching many of her horse-owning friends move to North Florida. “It has gotten pretty built up and citified around here,” she said. “We’re slowly losing our little more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Champers: The Other Face In The Picture

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Champers: The Other Face In The Picture

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Some of you are familiar with Champers, the old gelding who sends cute Tweets in my name each morning. He’s the other face in the picture at the top of each column. This is his story. It was Dec. 24, 2006. I was out in the yard when a golf cart with three teenage boys in it pulled up to my gate. “You got horses, right?” one asked. I more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Equus Unlimited Offers A Variety Of Services

By at December 19, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Equus Unlimited Offers A Variety Of Services

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Despite her youth, Crystal Pena knows exactly what she wants to do with her life and is well on her way toward achieving it. Although she is only 19, Crystal owns and operates her own horse service company. “I started it in 2010, and at that time I called it Crystal Equine Services,” she explained. “I decided to rename it in 2012 and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

I Spent Black Friday Visiting Some Tack Shops

By at December 12, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

I Spent Black Friday Visiting Some Tack Shops

TALES FROM THE TRAILS As far as I’m concerned, Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, relaxing around the table, catching up on the year and, of course, eating way too much. I get more than a little cranky at how the corporate world is trying to whittle down this family-oriented holiday. Spend more, they insist. And spend sooner. After all, more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Nadine Galbraith And Her Amazing Horse

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Nadine Galbraith And Her Amazing Horse

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Nadine Galbraith knew she wanted to be a veterinarian the first time her family brought their dog to a clinic. She was in the fifth grade. A doctor for animals? It was a profession that combined all of her passions. Nadine grew up in Los Angeles but always wanted to live someplace where they could have horses. She was thrilled when her family more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Tips For Dealing With Stressed-Out Equines

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Tips For Dealing With Stressed-Out Equines

A couple of years ago, I added a new gelding to my herd. He was a nice horse, a pleasure to ride and easy to work around. He was a handful at feeding time, kicking the stall and lunging with his teeth, but we worked at that, and he mellowed. A little. Then he started getting aggressive to the other herd members; another gelding in particular. He became a bully, and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Dressage Riding A Passion For Robin Shehan

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Dressage Riding A Passion For Robin Shehan

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The youngest of five children, Robin Shehan grew up in Easton, a little town in Maryland. When two of her older sisters started riding, Robin decided to give it a try as well. She started off riding hunters with a local pony club, then did some eventing. “I was always a good athlete,” Robin said. “I loved field hockey and track and field. more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian