Makeover Diaries

Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Mind Over Matter

Put yourself in the mindset of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly. Now, take a guess of the best way to solve this problem. January 21, 2020: Cubbie Girl North, the former racehorse with whom I’ve been playing a daily game of picking petals off flowers and saying “She loves me, she loves me not,” is about […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Horses Don’t Read The Script

Michael Wrona, the announcer at Los Alamitos Race Course and a great friend and mentor since I was a teenager and started broadcasting horse races 20 years ago, once told me, “The trouble with racehorses is they can’t read scripts!” That line has stuck with me years later. It’s a shame that horses don’t always […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: Jumping In The Deep End With Lifeguards At The Ready

I didn’t know how much of a passion riding would become for me when I took my first lesson a little less than five years ago at the age of 30. All I thought of at the time was that it would be cool to learn ride horses after announcing them in races for more […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Diaries Presented By Excel Equine: The Difference Between Picture Perfect And Real Life With An OTTB

I used to love watching TV shows about buying houses. (Just curious, did you read that last sentence as “houses” or “horses”?) Then, I bought my first house. Television: After the most adorable agony over which of the three amazing options they’ve looked at would be their dream home, the hopeful couple chooses one. The […]

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