If you have horses at home, making travel plans can be complicated. If you have ties to a local boarding operation that you trust, some people will decide to board their horses while they are gone. If you lack that option, or your number of horses makes that cost prohibitive, your best option is usually hiring a farm sitter.
I adopted (Chief Spookshimself) a little over 5 years ago from a family that had given up on him. Chief, a non-registered strawberry roan Pintaloosa, was shipped from Montana to California by accident. Yes, they sent the wrong horse and it gets pretty complicated after that so I'll save you the details. The owners were ready to send him to Red Bucket Rescue, a local non-profit for abandoned horses, when I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.
For the second time in America, the Longines Masters will take place in Los Angeles, California, bringing together spectacular Show Jumping action and lifestyle entertainment.
Imagine a herd of horses numbering in the 70’s, all running free. Imagine them living a natural life of movement as they forage and band together for security. A place with trees and woodlands and a lake for swimming, and acres and acres of rolling hills where formerly abused and neglected horses are given back everything that man and domestication has taken away.
Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning documentary feature UNBRANDED in theaters nationwide and on VOD on September 25. The film took home the Audience Awards from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival - where it had its world debut - as well as from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival this year.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian sporting events in the U.S., is pleased to announce nominations are now being accepted for the Third Annual WIHS Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service, presented by Ariat International and EQUUS Foundation.
The beauty and flair of Spain’s Andalucía, the picturesque countryside and villages of Italy’s Tuscany, and the green rolling hills and historic landmarks of England’s Gloucestershire are the backdrops for ideal vacations when combined with lessons. These unique riding vacations immerse travelers in the highlights and character of a destination, often from the back of a horse, while setting up the opportunity to enhance the experience with riding or driving lessons.
by Julie Goodnight
Fear is a normal emotion to have around horses; it's what keeps you from doing something that could be deadly. There's nothing wrong with being afraid at times; but fear is a negative attribute when it impacts your enjoyment or controls your actions.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has announced the launch of America’s Mustang, a nationwide campaign to celebrate and educate Americans about wild mustangs. As part of the effort, MHF and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have planned a series of events and community partnerships to inspire everyone—regardless of their involvement with horses—to take interest in the all-American wild mustang.
As a way to better reflect what it is and does, the Parelli Education Institute has announced that the organization has been renamed the Parelli Foundation. “We remain an independent, 501(c) 3 organization,” explains Executive Director Lori Northrup, “But now, we will be able to exclusively focus on our mission: programs and philanthropy for youth, horse welfare, therapeutic horsemanship and equine talent and career development scholarships. We have some exciting things in the works!”
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