Equine Behavioral Ecologist Mary Ann Simonds joins Sidelines Magazine Web Blogs Writing “Between the Ears” with Focus on Horse-Rider Psychology
Wednesday, July 31 2013 by Editor
One of only a few Equine Behavioral Ecologists globally, Mary Ann Simonds has been educating trainers, veterinarians, and other equestrians for over 35 years. > From sport horse breeders and Grand Prix riders to veterinarians and Olympians such as Bonaparte and Heike Kemmer, Mary Ann has influenced a number of well-known trainers today. Growing up showing jumpers in California she earned her degrees in wildlife biology and range management studying the social ecology of wild horses as well as their natural diets at the University of Wyoming.
www.horseandriderbooks.com Parts One, Two, and Three Uta Graf, Friederike Heidenhof, and Pferdia TV Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the release of The Joy of Dressage, a three-part DVD set from longtime equestrians Uta Graf and Friederike Heidenhof. In this new DVD series Uta Graf explains her methods; training that respects the horse, natural living conditions in open stabling, and international-level dressage horses living in paddocks in large groups.
Written by Anna Ford (Thoroughbred Program Director) One of the hardest things about the day to day happenings at New Vocations is raising funds to run the program. Each year our goal is to raise more funds then the year before so we can in turn increase the number of horses helped. It hasn’t been easy but somehow we have managed to reach that goal year after year. While I would much rather be at the barn working with the horses, I find myself on the road every other week soliciting new donors and meeting with our current donors. We have several fundraisers that I encourage people to support throughout the year but one of my favorites is the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge.