Ruth’s Fun Stuff and Favorites

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
Trainer, Competitor, Author, and Musical Freestyle Composer


In Like Flint, at three days old - born June 4, 2009
In Like Flint, at three days old - born June 4, 2009

Hobbies:

“Fishing with my husband.”
Superstitions:
“I have one stock-tie pin that must be on the right way.”
Favorite Book: “Right now, Blessed Are the Broodmares by Phyllis Lose.”
Favorite Saddles: Hennig and Roosli
Favorite Clothing: Kentucky
Favorite Feed: Blue Seal and Purina
Favorite Supplements: “All the horses have their own brands.”
Favorite Meal: “Anything my husband cooks.”
Favorite Drink: Cosmopolitan
Favorite Vacation: Key West
Favorite Possession: “My farm.”
Favorite Expression: “You can do it.”

Favorite Horses: American Beauty, Finnegan, Dream Lady, and Ho Heit.  “Dream Lady has taught me incredible patience and endurance –not physical endurance, but day in, day out riding and training with a plan. Ho Heit is an unbelievable three-year-old mare that I got 18 months ago, but sold. She is probably the most talented and temperamentally agreeable horse I ever rode.

Ho Heit. 2008 GMHA FEI Four-Year-Old Test.  CREDIT: Photo by Reflections
Ho Heit. 2008 GMHA FEI Four-Year-Old Test. CREDIT: Photo by Reflections

She affected me because she was genuinely out there to do what you asked her to do. The second time I ever put tack on her, I rode her in the ring at walk, trot and canter. I rode her bareback into the pond swimming. It goes on and on the things that this mare would do. But I’m running a business and needed a new roof on the barn and a million other things, so I chose to sell her to a rider who is an awesome woman. I know where the mare is and that she has the best of everything, a great rider, and a great home. It was very tough to let her go.”




GET THE LATEST NEWS DELIVERED TO YOUR MAILBOX