The Polestar Farm Blog

OTTB Madness

  First, let me give a big Congratulations to the participants of the Prodigious Fund’s 100 Day Thoroughbred Challenge.  Paige Wagter did an amazing job with the lovely gelding, King of the Sky. She took a horse with a lovely … Continued

Cochlear, the 2014 edition

Its been about 2 years since I wrote about Cochlear. The last blog was describing just how spooky and curious this little horse is, as he rose into his first training level event.  The bottom-line is that at nearly every … Continued

A romp through stats

Now that it is Prodigious Fund season, I am in an OTTB frame of mind. I have been a little slow in entering Ellie (The Last Say, the World-famous 2013 100-Day Challenge horse) into her first event. But I was … Continued


Experience is something you got, just when you needed it. I have always associated this phrase with an image of someone tipping forward over a drop fence, or coming into a one stride without enough canter. Those are moments where … Continued

Home Again

  I know that it has been a long drought for blog posts, and therefore I probably have no more readers!  However, Im not really doing this for the notoriety and fame, but rather to inform/teach/support whomever might find them … Continued

So you bought a new horse….

I can think of about 8 articles that should lead up to this one, like how to try out a horse effectively, how to avoid some pitfalls of horse shopping, get educated on the pre-purchase exam and contracts… the list … Continued

Winter TB Woes

Spoiler Alert: video at the end of blog I know I am not the only one who feels that their horses change personality as soon as it’s fur gets to yak length and the temperature starts dropping.  There is nothing … Continued


Years ago, back in graduate school, someone once told me that you could always tell who was a programmer and who was a biologist when you walked down the halls of the Zoology department.  Programmers wear spots in their blue … Continued

Ellie Week #13

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “OTTB Challenge” You can tell by my latest video that the seasons have changed….. parka on, rain cover is on my saddle, and the arena has absolutely no dust. My quieter … Continued

Ellie Week #11

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series OTTB Challenge

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “OTTB Challenge” This is going to be a short blog and a short video is going with it. Ellie went to the Horse Park to get a few great rides in … Continued