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Training unwanted mustangs revived Elisa Wallace’s Olympic equestrian dreams

Since Elisa Wallace is a veteran trainer and world-class equestrian, it seems only natural that she’s able to get horses to follow her commands. That is until you consider that unlike many of the horses Wallace works with, Fledge and Rune didn’t come from a breeding farm with a documented lineage. Instead they’re mustangs who were running wild across the western plains not long before she bought them.

Steeplechase bingo: What you’ll spot at Kingston Downs

Just a few of the things you'll spot at this year's race on April 18: Seersucker, cigars, and hats as big as Shetland ponies.

On draft: Get to know Bishop’s Classic City Clydesdales

Classic City Clydesdales is bucking history by bringing draft horses to Georgia. “The South was settled by mule,” says farm owner Shannon Martin. Clydesdales, the shaggy-hoofed giants most familiar to the majority of us for starring in sappy Budweiser ads, were rare in this region.

Getaway: Beaufort, North Carolina

First, let’s get the Beaufort/Beaufort confusion out of the way. Beaufort (pronounced “Bew-furt”), South Carolina, is a perfectly fine town—but not our destination this time. I prefer to head up the coast to Beaufort (pronounced “Bo-furt”), North Carolina, for an experience entirely different from the barrier islands south of Charleston: no palm trees, golf courses, or Lowcountry cuisine here.

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