PHOTOS: Birds and Wildlife of the American Southwest

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This slideshow features images of the varied wildlife that are common in Arizona and New Mexico. Want more? Click here and enjoy, browse and share more photos like these blog gallery – Images by Kathy Vespaziani

PHOTOS: Rodeo at Tulsa RV Ranch

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PHOTOS: Oaklawn Park Racing


During a visit to Oaklawn in Hot Springs AR I took a few photos of horses running in races 1, 7, 8 and 9. If you are an owner/trainer/fan of any of the horses featured here, feel free to share with your friends, but please leave copyright notice intact. Where possible, the primary owner(s) of [...]

PHOTOS: Funny Birds and Wildlife

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Spend some time observing the birds and wildlife in or near your home, and you’ll be surprised by the multitude of comical expressions, funny poses and laugh-out-loud situations you’ll find.  

Writing about Horses

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  Over the past few years, I’ve written about horses, racing and equine welfare. Below, you’ll find links to some of my favorites.  If its just photos of horses, Kentucky, equines, horse breeds and horse humor you’re looking for, you’ll find a number of galleries on my companion Photoshelter site at photos.dramafarmer.com   Mass Euthanasia [...]

Speaking of Horse


    It was an overcast, chilly January day in Lexington when I left the campsite with camera in hand and followed the paved road that meanders through the KHP. Spread out over 1200 acres of pasture, polo fields, barns, event centers, museums and shedrows, this horsey wonderland entertains about a million visitors annually. As [...]

PHOTOS: Parade of Breeds Show at KyHorsePark

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Catch birds doing amazing things in your own backyard


  The “other” Birding Hot Spot Growing up in the suburbs of Boston in the 70’s I had a passion for learning about the natural world, discovering the unexpected. and sharing my enthusiasm for nature with others. With the help of books, magazines and TV, I pictured myself in The Galapagos and the Amazon as [...]

The Year(s) of a Cat


Music video featuring a tribute to “Otis” a member of the family, with music by The Fray

We can make horseracing fun again !


Just because the NASCAR(r) marketing model (the human as billboard approach) is scoffed at by the Thoroughbred industry doesn’t mean we can’t “borrow” strategies from other sports. I think that today’s marketing dynamos could make quite an impact, so here’s the fruits of my brainstorming to get us started: Create additional corporate sponsorship ops at every U.S. [...]

The Kindest Destruction

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In the May 4 issue of ESPN The Magazine, Seth Wickersham looks into the world of the racetrack veterinarian. Click for the full article and feedback. Death is delivered pink.The lethal liquid that’s injected into the jugular of broken-down racehorses is always colored. That way, a vet can find it quickly. That way, it can’t [...]