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SpectraVET Performance of the Week: Nisse Lüneburg & Calle Cool

The Hamburg Derby makes ordinary Grand Prix classes look like an afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese. Check out this year’s winning round. continue reading »

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Demotivational Horse Posters: Discipline Edition

Sometimes taking yourself down a notch is the right thing to do.

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Your Turn: Why Do You Horse Show?

There are healthy reasons, and there are reasons that are eventually going to backfire. Haley Ruffner pauses to evaluate her own motivations. continue reading »

Wednesday Book Review: ‘Jumped’

HN’s galloping book critic Erin McCabe jumps at the chance to preview Colette Auclair’s sophomore effort, which goes on sale August 4. continue reading »

Little Ponies Are a Big Problem Across the UK

Remember that cute moonwalking pony commercial that came out last year? So do overflowing horse rescues all over England. continue reading »

The Idea of Order: That Moment When…

Different equestrian disciplines are suited to different equine personalities — and sometimes, Morgane Schmidt explains, the two don’t quite match up. continue reading »

World Equestrian Brands Wednesday Helmet Cam: The Cutest Helmet Cam EVER

Pricked pony ears and enthusiastic narration from a horse-crazy little girl… you’ve got to check it out. continue reading »

Confessions of a Summer Camp Instructor, Part IV: Zombie Foot or The Importance of Emergency Preparedness

When horses are involved, says Chelsea Alexander, you’ve got to be ready for anything. continue reading »

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Best of Craigslist: Satan for Sale

Seriously, this pony’s owners call him Satan — for a laundry list of reasons they’re happy to disclose. Take him off their hands and they’ll throw in a bottle of tequila for free (“You will need it,” they write.) continue reading »

Back on Track ‘Horse Therapy’: R.I.P. Benjamin (‘Cruz Bay’), 1988-2014

Liz Currie pens a touching tribute to her horse-of-a-lifetime, Benjamin. continue reading »

‘We Don’t Have Tack for That,’ Presented by ThinLine: Etsy Breeches FAIL Edition

We’ve checked out helmets and boots on Etsy — today we run a search for riding breeches. continue reading »

8 More True Equestrian Confessions

Amanda Ronan got us started with 10 true equestrian confessions and now it’s the Horse Nation’s turn. Here are eight reader submitted disclosures. continue reading »

Let’s Test Them Trivia Skillz

It’s that time, folks. Dust off the Pony Club manuals and break out the encyclopedias, because it is Trivia Tuesday! continue reading »

Tuesday Morning Feed From Dubarry

Dubarry Boots look great in and out of the barn. Check out these fresh, summery, Festival-inspired looks. continue reading »

Placitas Free-Roaming Horses Ruled ‘Not Wild’

A judge ruled on July 16th that the free-roaming bands of horses around Placitas, New Mexico are “not wild.” So what does that mean for the horses? continue reading »

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Midsummer Equestrian Bucket List

It’s already the end of July — but there’s still plenty of summer left. Here are our recommendations on making this your best horsey summer ever. continue reading »

Tips for Handling Dog Attacks from Horseback

Nothing can turn a nice ride into a nightmare faster than encountering an aggressive dog. Here are some tips for keeping yourself and your horse safe. continue reading »

Best of Craigslist: ‘Line back red dunn gelding!’

Cowboy with death wish sold separately. What is this guy thinking?!?!?! continue reading »

Weekly Instagram Round-Up

The best of last week’s Instagram submissions, rounded up for your viewing pleasure. #horsenation

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Confessions of a Summer Camp Instructor, Part III: ‘Please Can I Get Off?’

For beginner riders, this isn’t an uncommon uttering. Chelsea Alexander shares her strategies for dealing with the situation. continue reading »

Monday Morning Feed from SmartPak: #ROOTD

What do SmartPak employees wear to the barn? Here they show off their #ROOTD (Riding Outfits of the Day). continue reading »

5 Tips to Survive Being a Broke Young Rider

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Yes, Jousting Still Exists, and Yes, It’s Ridiculously Fun Even if You’re Terrible at It

You may have seen jousting knights at the Renaissance Fair…but have you ever thought of trying it yourself? continue reading »

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting an Equine Business

Thinking of taking on some boarders, or launching an equine marketing firm, or becoming a show groom? Well, you’ve got a lot to learn. continue reading »

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

6 Fun Tack Facts

Each item in a tack room has a storied history, sometimes spanning decades, sometimes spanning centuries. Lynn Howland and I put our heads together for some research. continue reading »