From Laura Batts The Horse Hippie HORSE RIDER YOGA (approx. 160 minutes, 8 classes, $50.00) is a yoga program designed to help equestrians improve their confidence, balance, flexibility and connection with their horse. Yoga and riding have much in common. They both require a mind and body connection. They both require balance and rhythm, and […]
Thanks to the success of his offspring at the 2016 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, we are excited to announce that Gunnatrashya is NRHA’s newest Million Dollar Sire. Owned by Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Gunnatrashya is by NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee and Eight Million Dollar Sire Gunner and out of Natrasha.
I have a 7 year old paint mare named 'Lacey Calico Doll.' I show her in English and Western Pleasure. BUT she does not really have a good head set! I have trained her so that when I do a see-saw on the reins she puts a head down but then she puts her head back up again! I tried doing it harder and then softer, but it does not work! I sometimes ride with a surcingle on or put her in the arena with it on her. She sometimes bucks too, because she's moody. It's a GIRL thing. (hehe) Can you help me...
Nutrition affects your horse’s hooves, but balance is essential for hoof health. The need for balance seems to arise in every aspect of horse riding and ownership. Your trainer will push for a balanced ride. Your farrier will trim and shoe for a balanced hoof. And, perhaps most importantly, you aim to provide your horse […]
My horse has a slight club foot and when the shoes were taken off, the hoof broke off pretty short in the toe. He has been sore for 2 days and on the 3rd day there was heat in the front part of the hoof. My vet said to put heat on the hoof as there could be an abscess and this would draw it out. My farrier is DEER HUNTING and can't be reached. How does an abscess symptom begin? Does this sound like an abscess? My horse can put weight on the foot pretty good but turning from side to side is...
Whether you're an accomplished horseman or a lower-level competitor, it's likely you have faced times when your riding has gotten off-track. Maybe you've had a fall that left your confidence bruised. Or your quest to break a certain percentage point at Second Level keeps getting falling short because of your inability to focus. Regardless of the nature of your issue, it's likely you can improve the situation by mentally training yourself, in addition to training your horse.
By Justin High, DVM The New Year brings new expectations for what will be produced from last year's breeding season. After coasting through the last few months of your mare's pregnancy with no problems, we are all struck with the fact of how quickly foaling season is upon us.
He's a perfect therapeutic riding horse with a most unusual history - Hall of Fame endurance horse, cancer survivor, and the inspiration for a Breyer horse model. Meet AA Omner.
APPLE OF MY EYE, the heartwarming and inspirational drama for the whole family, debuts on DVD and digital January 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A young girl (Avery Arendes), who defines herself by her equestrian abilities, struggles after she loses her eyesight following a traumatic accident. Her world changes when she meets her new […]
If a horse is slowly introduced to jumping, and brought along patiently with an attention to basic skills, it should turn out to be an honest, dependable mount. Sure, there may be an instance or two when it refuses a jump. Yet usually that's due to the horse being placed at an impossible take-off spot. But what about the "dirty stopper"?