First Eventing Meeting The eventing team had their first meeting. The team got together for dinner at Mi Ranchos and we had a great turn out. We mostly focused our discussions on team challenges and tshirts.
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.
We’ve all heard the saying, “No hoof, no horse.” Your horse’s hooves are the literal foundation to his soundness and athletic capabilities, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Want to help keep your horse’s hooves in great shape? These important approaches will help
The 2014-2015 year has officially begun! The team is already busy! The day before classes we had an equestrian club get together. This was an informal meeting just to get to know each other. Most of the students who attended were eventers, a few interested in IHSA attended as well.
The USCA eventing team had a great day at the August Full Gallop HT this past Sunday! We had four members riding and some other members came out to support! We of course want to thank Chris Quinn for taking pictures and the trainers who coached some of the riders; Lynn Coates Holmes and Kate Halvorsen. Brendan Quinn and Smoke competed in the large Preliminary division
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.
When the temperature climbs over 90° and the humidity is high, sometimes it’s best not to ride your horse. And while not being able to ride is disappointing, the day doesn’t have to be a total loss. There are many ways to continue moving forward with your horse even when you can’t be in the saddle.
Your barn is supposed to be a safe place where your horse can live comfortably, but barns also often contain many health hazards you might not be aware of. Since your horse may be spending more time indoors during the summer to escape the bugs and the heat, now is a perfect time to evaluate your barn to make sure that it is truly a safe place for your horse to be
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.