Ponying a horse can be a great tool, whether used as a training method for a younger horse or as a way to exercise two horses at the same time. But ponying a horse can get tricky; you’ll be handling two horses at once from the saddle.
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.
Hey Y’all. SMU Equestrian would like to welcome Carol Gwin to the Hilltop.
Full Gallop Farm here in Aiken has had a very busy schedule this summer! Just this past weekend they ran a Ride-A-Test and the following day a Recognized HT.
A unique breed from the bogs of Ireland, the Kerry Bog Pony was on the brink of extinction only twenty years ago. History The Kerry Bog Pony is believed to have originated in County Kerry, Ireland as early as the 17 th century.
Friday, June 13 2014 by Editor
WESTPORT, CT – June 3, 2014 – Just qualifying for horse shows like the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair is an accomplishment in itself, but over 120 exhibitors went the extra difference by participating in the Best Performance Competition, the new joint effort of the EQUUS Foundation that rewards competitive excellence and also supports horse welfare. 2014 Devon Best Performers Photo by Brenda Carpenter courtesy of the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair. W Devon’s Best Performance Competition Winners Class Action owned by Meridian Partners LLC & ridden by Megan MacPherson Patrick owned by Dr
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.
We love Thoroughbreds and in the course of our life we have galloped racehorses, worked with OTTBs to learn to be show hunters and field hunters, and one very memorable year, we worked with Concisely, by Cormier out of a mare named Marcelene, who ranks as one of the best jumpers we have ever had the pleasure of riding (funny story about that very opinionated mare some other post). In the course of our love affair with Thoroughbreds – flat track racehorses and steeplechasers over hurdles and timber – and all the stories we have researched and written, there is one element that stands out: the sire is very important, but the dam contributes just as much, often more, to the foal. A good mare with an average stallion can produce lightning in a bottle, so to speak.
Today horse owners and riders have more technology at their hands than ever before. That technology is constantly being improved and applied to the horse world in different ways. Have you used technology to improve your riding or horse knowledge?