Have you ever ridden to music? At first glance, riding to music might seem like an unnecessary distraction for the rider, but it actually has a number of advantages. So whether you have speakers in your arena or would have to rely on your iPod (use external speakers, not ear buds, when riding), here’s why you might want to start up the tunes when you mount up
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.
Have you ever walked into the barn only to discover that your horse was apparently rubbing his tail all night long?
Galloping your horse along the surf, water splashing up around you as the sun sets – it’s on any rider’s bucket list. As summer draws to an end, some beaches will once again open up to horses
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 you work around horses long enough, you’ll learn how to handle all manner of scrapes and injuries. But have you ever had to deal with an eye injury before? Eye injuries can be some of the most serious in horses, and require immediate treatment.
Hills on your property can be a great training and conditioning tool, and there are various ways to use hills to your advantage when riding and conditioning your horse . Here are a few tips so that you can put hills to work for you. Keep Safety First Hills help to condition your horse and develop his muscles in strength, but they are only safe if approached correctly.
Monday, July 21 2014 by Editor
If you were a horse-loving child, chances are that at some point you read Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague . Maybe you went on to read Stormy, Misty’s Foal , and even Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague . Misty of Chincoteague became a classic in the literary canon of horse stories, but do you know that it was inspired by an actual Chincoteague pony named Misty