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Confessions of a Summer Camp Instructor, Part II: The Job Description

Chelsea Alexander explains why trouble-shooting skills are a camp instructor’s best asset. continue reading »

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Weekly Watering Hole Presented by Horse Quencher: Mini Horse Beach Field Trip

Swimming, frolicking, rolling in the sand, jumping driftwood… these minis are having the best day EVER. continue reading »

The Athletic Rider: Why Riding Is Not Enough

Our ability to communicate effectively with a horse is directly enhanced — or inhibited — by our ability to control our own bodies. Personal trainer Leah Hinnefeld explains. continue reading »

10 Things You Know You Miss About Being a Barn Rat

Who didn’t relish their barn rat days? Spending the entire day at the barn with your other barn rat friends, only to sleep for a few hours and do it all over again the next day. continue reading »

The Secret Mating Rituals of Dressage Riders

As revealed in a just-released music video by the British band Hugh. We break it down. continue reading »

Friday Flicks: ‘Miracle of the White Stallions’

Based on the autobiographical novel “The Dancing White Horses of Vienna” by Alois Podhajsky, the film tells the true story of the Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School during WWII. continue reading »

Friday Standing Ovation from Ovation Riding

Each week we honor an organization that is doing good work in the horse world. Today we speak with Kristin Loewenthal of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. continue reading »

Return of the King’s Return to Grace

A recent L.A. Times article told a tale of a racehorse fallen on hard times after his connections suffered unbelievable tragedy. Fortunately for the horse, a helping hand stepped in just in time. continue reading »

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy: Saturday, July 26

The 10th annual National Day of the Cowboy is set for this Saturday, July 26th. Learn more about this new initiative to preserve cowboy culture. continue reading »

The Problem With Ponies

Ponies — gotta love ‘em! Or you’d probably kill ‘em. Here is a list of pony problems that cannot be denied…

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Random Horse Commercial of the Day: Sony Gaming

In which a jockey is humping the shoulders of everybody in sight, all of whom are wearing creepy giant fake teeth, as part of an ad campaign to sell ancient-looking cell phones. continue reading »

Confessions of a Summer Camp Instructor, Part I: Summer Camp vs. The Real World

Teaching riding at a summer camp is an entirely different ballgame than teaching at a riding school. Camp instructor Chelsea Alexander explains. continue reading »

Thursday Morning Feed from Fleeceworks

Last week, we were getting ready for the FEI NAJYRC in Lexington, Ky. This week, we’re rewinding the weekend’s competition with some great video from RNS Video. continue reading »

10 True Equestrian Confessions

Horses are an all-consuming force of nature that alter every aspect of our lives, but maybe it’s time to fess up. Here are 10 of my true equestrian confessions. continue reading »

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

SpectraVET Performance of the Week: Catherine Chamberlain’s ‘Harry Potter’ NAJYRC Freestyle

The 19-year-old followed up on her Individual Gold in the Young Rider division with a second Gold in the Freestyle. continue reading »

‘We Don’t Have Tack For That,’ Presented by ThinLine

A trendy New York design co. called Horse+Nail is making handbags out of bits and selling them for nearly a grand apiece. continue reading »

The Idea of Order: Just What I Always Wanted

We’ve all received well-meaning but completely ridiculous horse-themed gifts from the non-horsey people in our lives — the subject of Morgane Schmidt’s latest illustration. continue reading »

Horsenista: Fantasy Living Room

My fellow horse people, I have an addiction. My addiction is horses and all horse-related paraphernalia. Check out my wishlist for an eventing inspired living room. continue reading »

World Equestrian Brands Wednesday Helmet Cam: 2012 Rolex With Doug Payne

Ever wonder what it’s like to gallop around a four-star eventing track? Doug’s narrated helmet cam gives us a guided tour of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky. continue reading »

Random Horse Commercial of the Day: Mountain Dew

Check out this new freestyle show jumping themed commercial for “the only diet with dew in it.” Note to self: Drink more Mountain Dew at horse shows. continue reading »

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

SUV As Obstacle? More French Steeplechasing Chaos

Two weeks ago we shared the video from a steeplechase-gone-wild that gave a whole new meaning to “going off course.” Today’s video is even worse. continue reading »

7 Epic GoPro Horse Adventures, From Broncs to Trotters

Since most of us won’t have the pleasure of racing through Monument Valley on horseback or riding in a cowgirl drill team, come along for some vicarious thrills! continue reading »

The Top 5 Things I Think About When Jumping

What’s going through your mind as you approach a jump? Lila Gendal shares her own mental checklist. continue reading »

Back on Track ‘Horse Therapy’: Jessica & Rascal

Jessica Sutcliffe had lost her confidence in the saddle completely and was on the verge of giving up when she met Rascal, who brought her passion for riding back to life. continue reading »

Trivia Tuesday! 4-H Horse Bowl Edition

It’s Trivia Tuesday and this week we will be answering 4-H Horse Bowl questions. Good luck! continue reading »