Category Archives: Horses and Polo

Sundry adventures, usually at a dead-run, on one of my four courageous, loving, four-hoofed companions: Zarahas (Arabian); Khourney, Chloe, and April (all Thoroughbreds.)

Personal Checklist For Wiring Christmas-Tree Bulbs

I just finished the frustration of figuring out– for the umpteenth year– how to wire up my six-foot, artificial Christmas tree. Each year I groan and squat and kneel and bend and curse— trying to remember what I did last … Continue reading

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SURPRISED BY THE WAY-BACK MACHINE: 8 April 2017

Pre-Surprise The day started like my usual ebullient Saturdays at the River Valley Equestrian Center (nee Hering Ranch.)  I’d just finished exercising one of my Thoroughbreds, Khourney.  At 40 years he’s a Guinness-book-of-records candidate.  Today he was so full of … Continue reading

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LAST POLO MOMENT?

DATELINE: Poway, California, 25 May 2015. “Responds best to your leg. Soft mouth— go easy on his reins. Won’t need spurs, just a tap of your whip.” That’s all I knew about Max, the horse my good friend Susan lent … Continue reading

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Death of my Timeless Bride and Queen of Joy

Dear friends and acquaintances of Dru Campbell: At 3 a.m. on 24 October 2014 Dru peacefully stopped breathing. According to her wishes, she expired at Crickety (her home), without pain, dying in my arms, with her son Rocky beside her. … Continue reading

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My Dying Timeless Bride

If you’re interested in reading how a lively, observant, and honest woman (Drusilla, my wife) deals with an out-of-the-blue death sentence (Stage 4, lung cancer), you can follow her thoughts on http://drusillacampbell.com/blog/ In September San Diego’s UNION-TRIBUNE called her blog … Continue reading

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ZEN & LAW

An Interview of Art Campbell by James B. McEnteer © 2014 by James B. McEnteer & Arthur W. Campbell   Biographical Backgrounds:   Arthur W. Campbell and James McEnteer became close friends before either went to college.  Campbell graduated from … Continue reading

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“Poker Ride” on a Thoroughbred?

Since I don’t play polo anymore, I crave adventure and take it whenever it comes. This morning, instead of letting my best polo horse– April, my beloved 14 year-old, 16-2 hand Thoroughbred– be ridden by another player, I rode her … Continue reading

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Nostalgia & Reality

NOSTALGIA & REALITY (20 May 2014) It’s been seven months since I hung up my polo mallets. Yesterday I took my longest one off its now rusted hook and climbed on too-tall April, my best polo pony. ***** My withdrawal … Continue reading

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Tribute to My Best Polo-Pony

  MY BEST POLO-PONY, CHLOE          Give a horse what she needs and she will give you her heart in return. –Anonymous   Before I bought her we played stick-and-ball. Just as I smacked a shot beneath her neck, she … Continue reading

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How to Leave a Mistress

HOW TO LEAVE A MISTRESS (21 Sep 2013) “It’s so hard… to say goodbye… to yesterday.” – R&B song by G. C. Cameron I confess. Fortune’s let me live with three bewitching mistresses all at once. The first, that famously … Continue reading

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