A commitment to trails is vital to the sport of endurance riding, and the American Endurance Ride Conference is pleased to announce that a National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) grant has been approved in the amount of $20,000 for trails work under the auspices of AERC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Headwaters, Ontario, Canada — May 10, 2018 – The EQUUS Film Festival gallops along with Tour Stops scheduled across the United States, and an exclusive engagement in Canada. Founded in 2013, the annual Film Festival takes place in New York City in November. In 2017 the EQUUS Film Festival presented over 80 films and over […]
By New Jersey ACTHA Member Lois Dawn Fritz When asked to share my "story" with other ACTHA members...initially, I did not want to draw any attention to myself. Inside my head I knew God, my husband, my friends, my five horses and four dogs deserved the credit for the state of wellbeing that I enjoy today.
We’ve always heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but keeping an equine athlete happy, healthy, and, most importantly, sound goes beyond a Granny Smith. Ensuring soundness actually takes a well-formulated team of specialists.
From Homer’s Iliad in 1,000 BC to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the Iberian Horse was believed to be the “premier war horse” and could be found in the majority of military regimes. The horses’ short backs and broad hindquarters made them strong enough to carry an armored rider and heavy artillery while still being agile enough to charge battle.
The science of equine nutrition is very different today than it was only a short time ago. As we learn more about how horses digest and utilize nutrients from feeds, and as more feeds become available, our feed choices broaden and change. We have recently learned that digestibility of a feed is almost as important as its nutrient content.
Paint stallion surpasses siring milestone. American Paint Horse Spooks Gotta Whiz has just been named as a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire. Many successful riders, owners and horses spend a lifetime chasing a title of this magnitude. For this bay overo stallion, however, it took only seven years in the breeding shed […]
Recently on Facebook, I quickly tried to debunk some of the myths and concerns associated with competitive trail riding (CTR). Am I an expert? No. But I was once the person who had these same fears. My desire to try the sport finally prevailed as most of the worries were a non-issue.
I've heard it all ... "You've lost your place in the herd, she doesn't respect you. She looks fine. You need to ride her more. She's smart, but she's lazy. It's her hocks. It's her stifle. If I were you, I'd sell her and get a horse you can ride."
The 2018 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) in Katy, Texas produced many shining moments for the sport of reining. With great talent in both the Open and Non Pro Classic competitions, multiple horses and riders carved their way into the history books.