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.
By Jan Westmark Photo op with Morris the Horse in Tryon, NC While I am a horse person through and through, I also love to play tennis! I play tennis with a great group of ladies – and just like riding at a barn where you get to know your fellow riders and love hanging out together - that’s how it is with MY tennis ladies (yes, they are mine!) A few weeks ago I discovered my tennis ladies had never ventured to the horsey land of Tryon, North Carolina, right down the mountain from where we live near Asheville, NC. So we arranged a date to head to the horse mecca - and earlier today we embarked on our Tour de Tryon
The Colorado Horse Park CCI ** / CCI*, Training and Novice 3-Day, National Horse Trials and Area IX Championships Come to a Close
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
Parker, Colo. – August 24, 2014 – The Colorado Horse Park CCI ** / CCI*, Training and Novice 3-Day, National Horse Trials and Area IX Championships came to a conclusion to day with show jumping in the derby field.
A truly American breed, the Missouri Fox Trotter originated from crossbreeding various popular breeds of horses .
Saturday, August 23 2014 by Editor
August 21, 2014 – The Dressage Foundation is honored to announce that friends and family of Carolyn Van Cise have established a new grant Fund in her memory to benefit young riders from Michigan.
Welcome to “For the Love of Horses” a blog from Keith Dane , vice president of equine protection at The Humane Society of the United States. Like you, we at The HSUS love horses—and we celebrate the special bond we all share with them. We’re dedicated to protecting equines from abuse, abandonment, slaughter and other forms of cruelty, and work to achieve this goal by guiding and transforming public policy, assisting law enforcement with rescues and investigations, and educating the horse-owning public about responsible care and stewardship.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 by Editor
Devon, PA (August 5, 2014) – Each year, the Dressage at Devon Breed Show hosts hundreds of well-bred colts and fillies.
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 your horse just has too much energy and is too excitable, your first impulse might be to put him on a calming supplement. But before you reach for that supplement bucket, there are a few other things that you should try first that can make a big difference in your horse’s energy levels