If you have your own barn and a few empty stalls , it might be tempting to open your facility up to boarders. Bringing in boarders has some advantages, in that it can bring in some money and will create more activity at your barn. But should you take on boarders?
Do you videotape your riding lessons? There are a number of benefits to taping your lessons, and given how easily you can record with phones and tablets today, it’s really not a difficult thing to do. If you’re not already taping your lessons, here are some reasons you might want to start
Monday, July 07 2014 by Editor
On July 22 of 1817, Figure, the foundation stallion of the Morgan breed, carried President James Monroe through a parade. The bay stallion’s dependability and strength in carrying the president through the parade’s busy atmosphere are just some of the great traits for which the Morgan breed would become known. Figure was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts in 1789.
Friday, July 04 2014 by Editor
Eric Lamaze Takes One-Two Finish in $33,500 Westjet Cup 1.45m For Immediate Release Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Carly Coles and Contessa, owned by Claire Parr $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge Carly Coles: “I’m leasing Contessa for the summer from Claire Parr in Matt Cyphert’s barn.
Hey Y’all. SMU Equestrian would like to welcome Carol Gwin to the Hilltop.
Arthritis is a common affliction among horses, and it’s especially common in aging horses or those who have heavily competed during their careers. Riding an arthritic horse can be beneficial for the horse, since gentle exercise can help to control and lessen the effects of arthritis. But there are some special considerations you’ll want to make when riding a horse with arthritis
Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation mourns the loss of the great show jumping mare Sapphire who died on June 22, 2014 following complications from colic.
Thursday, June 19 2014 by Editor
Parker, CO – June 18, 2014 - Hannah Holik and Czech Mate LLC’s Cupido de Laubry were on fire as Summer in the Rockies III kicked off today. They raced through a speedy jump-off round and earned first place in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m.
Last month we featured a blog post on how to handle a rider who’s been in a serious fall. In some cases, it will be plainly evident that a rider is injured – they’re knocked unconscious or they have broken a bone. In other cases, though, the injuries might not be quite so apparent.