a blog about all things horse-y, loosely defined and subject to my hourly whims and your minute-ly requests.
Apr 13, 2010
Sylvia Bishop, Racehorse Trainer
Everyone needs to read this article from the December 1961 Ebony on Sylvia Bishop, who was quite possibly the first black woman to be licensed as a racehorse trainer. It's a great read and I love that she emphasizes kindness and gentleness in the horses' training. So brilliant -- I had never heard of her before and I think it could make for an interesting biography.