Downpours can happen unexpectedly, and whether you’re in the show ring, in the middle of a lesson, or out on the trails, you may find yourself unable to keep your tack from getting wet. Did you get caught in the rain
The image is one right out of ancient history: the horse freely gallops forward as the rider aims his bow and sends an arrow flying home to its target as the pair gallops on. But thanks to a revival of mounted archery, this ancient art is now becoming a popular sport – one that you may see more and more in the future years. Mounted archery dates back thousands of years, and is one of the earliest forms of warfare.
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
If you’ve ever been on a runaway horse, you know how frightening that can be. And if you haven’t been on one yet, then we hope you never have that experience! True, out-of-control runaways are highly dangerous, and stopping them can be a challenge.
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.
Monday, June 09 2014 by Editor
June 9 th, 1973 was a historic day in horse racing: It’s the day that Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes with a stunning 31-length lead. With that victory the chestnut Thoroughbred stallion became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, and he became a household name at the same time. Secretariat was born on March 30, 1970.
If you are a fan of gaited horses, the Mangalarga Marchador might be for you.
Monday, May 26 2014 by Editor
On May 22, 1896, the first meeting was held to create the Devon Horse Show. And the show’s founders weren’t fooling around – the first Devon Horse Show was held in Devon-Berwyn, Pennsylvania that July, just a short two months later. The first Devon Horse Show was an entirely different event from what it has grown into today.