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October 9th, 2011, 10:35 pm


Notes on Racetrack Lingo


'Breezing' is a term for an all-out gallop, asking the horse to run his very fastest for a pre-determined distance. Usually, breezes are clocked officially and the times posted to handicapping information services.

News, especially gossip, spreads very quickly in the stable area of a racetrack (called the 'back side/backside').

A 'pony,' in the racing industry, is any horse that is not a racehorse. Typically, ponies are actually quite large, sturdy horses, used to take racehorses to the track and back. They often will gallop beside the racehorse while the pony's rider holds the racehorse's head with a lead rope or leather strap through the bit. Usually it keeps the racehorse more calm, and 'ponying' can be done with or without a rider on the racehorse himself. They are also used as horses for the outriders, and to take horses to the gate during a race.

Also, sorry for the bit of slow posting on 'Roses'-- I sprained my wrist working with these same sort of high-strung horses, ironically. While 'Chess' has a nice buffer, 'Roses' is something I work on here and there, so it's a little slower process while my wrist heals.

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October 9th, 2011, 11:04 pm



The guys and horses are beautifull love it<3

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October 10th, 2011, 10:26 am




The horse still looks absolutely adorable.

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October 21st, 2011, 6:51 pm



Your way with humor is just too good. The last panel had me in stitches.

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