Monday, April 28 2014 by Editor
Did you know that the hunter/jumper phase of the Del Mar National Horse Show runs this week? The celebrated show, held annually at the Del Mar Fairgrounds of Del Mar, California, includes dressage, Western, and hunter/jumper events. The Del Mar National Horse Show was originally a part of the San Diego County Fair
The Maremma, also referred to as the Maremmano, has descended from ancestors that lived as early as 768 BC. While the Maremma’s exact ancient history is largely unclear, the breed has made important contributions to both the farms of Italy and to the Italian forces in World War II.
Thursday, April 17 2014 by Editor
If you are planning on letting your child take horseback riding lessons in the future, then you will want to make sure that your child’s introduction to horses is a positive one.
The Exmoor pony, rooted in history possibly dating back to as early as 400 BC, still roams freely in the British Isles today. But the breed’s numbers are critically low – less than 300 breeding mares are in existence – putting it at risk for extinction
As horse people we often joke that we don’t need to go to the gym; our work around the barn more than suffices as a workout. And it’s true – when you think about the amount of lifting you do in the barn, you’re putting your body through a pretty intense workout every day. But as with any workout, it’s important to keep your body protected from injury.
As the ground thaws and the world comes alive with Spring, it’s time to de-clutter the barn , fix a few things that were damaged over the winter, and get ready for a busy season. This month we’ll brainstorm storage solutions for a safer, cleaner, and more organized barn. 1.
The Spotted Saddle Horse combines the smooth movement of a gaited horse with the beautiful appearance of a pinto. Today the Spotted Saddle Horse continues to grow in popularity as both a pleasure horse and a show ring competitor. History The Spotted Saddle Horse’s origins can be traced to Tennessee
Are you planning out the shows that you will include in your 2014 show season?
Characterized by the striking profile of its head, the Campolina originates from Brazil and has existed for just under two centuries. These beautiful horses are the combination of many popular breeds , including the Clydesdale, American Saddle Horse, and Holsteiner. History The Campolina breed was created by Brazilian farmer Cassiano Campolina
Our horses are incredible athletes, and every time we ride them they share their athleticism with us. As riders, we’re athletes too. So while you probably stretch your horse and give him long warm-ups to make sure that he’s ready for work, it’s equally as important to prepare yourself before each ride