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This Land

History on Horseback at the Black Cowboy Festival

Black cowboys—some of the original wranglers—get their due at a stereotype-busting South Carolina festival

Sporting

One Special Horse to Cheer for at the Breeders’ Cup

Cody’s Wish has a sweet backstory and a top-notch cheerleader

Books

Geraldine Brooks Rides a Horse for the Ages

Her new novel traces an incomparable equine down the stretch of history

Sporting

The Inside Scoop on the 2022 Kentucky Derby

Neck-and-neck horse rivalries to watch, the Baffert ban effect, and hot tips from the all-knowing Bluegrass Wise Man

Arts & Culture

Meet Big John, the King of “Horsetok”

In Virginia, this rescued Belgian workhorse has galloped into happy retirement—and viral stardom.

Travel

Historic Getaways for Horse Lovers

Three historic Southern inns where equestrians feel right at home