WIHS Barn Night Returns to Verizon Center Thursday, October 26, 2017

One of the most popular nights at the Washington International Horse Show is Barn Night, which returns Thursday, Oct. 26, to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to enter contests, win great prizes, and enjoy a fun, horse-filled evening of exciting jumping competition.

Leveling Your Shoulders

Do you collapse through the ribcage when you ride? Do you have trouble keeping your shoulders level? Does one hand always want to curl inward? Do you feel like one side of your body is stronger? Or maybe you feel like one leg is longer than the other? All of these problems may stem from how you use the muscles in the torso. Here’s a quick tip to help tone your torso, eliminate the collapse and level your shoulders.

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Older Horses Need Supplemental Vitamin C

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. As if aging isn’t hard enough! Creaky joints, sagging backs, loose teeth, increased infections, poor digestion, and embarrassing gassiness -- just a few of the problems associated with getting older (for your horse, not you!). But what was once a given in youth now turns into a deficiency – vitamin C must now be added to the diet.

How To Train A Trail Horse

Do you have a method for training your trail horse?  Do you just get on and ride?  Do you spend specific "lessons" with your horse working on particular things?  I admit that the majority of my younger years I never thought much about training for trails, because I spent work time with my horses training for whatever arena discipline they were competing in.  We did a lot of trail riding, but just headed out the gate and down the trail.