Monday, September 01 2014 by Editor
Whereas many racehorses are renowned for their incredible winning careers, there’s one racehorse who is known for just the opposite. Zippy Chippy, a 1991 Thoroughbred gelding, lost an incredible 100 races during his racing career, the 100 th race being at the Northampton Fair in Northampton, Massachusetts on September 10, 2004.
If you’re tired of having non-horsey neighbors, an equestrian community can solve that issue. But before you look into moving in, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of life in an equestrian community.
Does your horse hate to leave his friends behind when it’s time to head out on a ride? Riding a herd-bound horse can be a challenge, but there are steps you can take to help make separation from his buddies less stressful for your horse
From August 23 rd through September 7 th , top equestrians and their equine partners will descend on Normandy, France to compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games .
Carrying proper weight in your heels is the foundation to a secure seat when riding, but many riders struggle with getting their heels down deeply enough. If you’d like to be able to drop your heels down further while in the saddle, we’ve got some great exercises you can try. Check for Proper Leg Alignment and Stirrup Length If you’re riding with an improper leg position, dropping your heels down will be difficult.
If your horse just has too much energy and is too excitable, your first impulse might be to put him on a calming supplement. But before you reach for that supplement bucket, there are a few other things that you should try first that can make a big difference in your horse’s energy levels
Monday, August 04 2014 by Editor
The horse world was vastly different in the early 20 th century.
Nobody likes finding ticks on their horses, but if you live in the Northeast part of the country, ticks carry with them an added risk: Lyme disease. If you’ve ever had to treat your horse for Lyme disease you know how difficult it can be. Is your horse at risk for Lyme disease and if so, what can you do to prevent it?
Heat can be a major factor when riding during the summer. And while you’ll know if the heat is getting to be too much for you, do you know the signs to be able to recognize when the heat is too much for your horse? Here are some things you’ll want to be looking out for this summer.
When you were young did your riding instructor encourage you to watch the lessons of older, more experienced riders? Watching experienced riders is a popular way to learn about desirable riding techniques. But have you ever considered that you can learn from younger, less experienced riders too?