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The Wall Street Journal Hates Horse People. Or something.

Normally, when equestrians make the mainstream news, it’s cause for celebration. If there is one thing that horse sport needs to grow, it’s public awareness. continue reading »

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Wednesday Morning Feed from World Equestrian Brands

Are you going to Rolex this year? Several Amerigo saddles will be!

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How Can You Tell the Difference Between Bravery and Just Good Training?

In this BBC Earth segment, Dr. Debbie Marsden demonstrates a test she devised to measure a horse’s response to fear. continue reading »

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Rhinos & Racehorses?

Proving for once and for all that OTTBs can, in fact, do ANYTHING, ex-racers are being enlisted to help purge South Africa of rhino poachers. continue reading »

Eventing Nation: Boyd Martin Officially Out of Rolex, Phillip Dutton to Ride Trading Aces

Boyd has made the decision to NOT attempt the 4* with a broken leg. Wise decision, mate. Jenni Autry reports. continue reading »

6 Tips on Buying Horse Art

You’ve bought the place and decorated the rooms, but now you need that final little something to really bring it home. Today, Horsenista talks horse art. continue reading »

You’re Going to Use That Thoroughbred for What?

Each week a different expert ranks three OTTBs in terms of their suitability for a specific discipline. This week features Advanced level eventing rider, Jessica Bortner-Harris. continue reading »

Best of Craigslist: ‘Horse hay feeder – $250′

I mean, why not? Reader Desi, who sent us this ad, writes, “It’s actually quite creative.” Much more where that came from! continue reading »

Tuesday Morning Feed from Dubarry

What is your idea of the Perfect RK3DE14 Outfit? Pin it to win a pair of the #NEW Dubarry Roscommon Boots to wear to this years Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event! continue reading »

SmartPak Story of the Week

A big congratulations to Karlie Mitchell for her winning contribution, “Top 10 Things People Need to Stop Saying to Adult Horse Girls.” With 31,008 views, it was the most popular guest submission of last week. continue reading »

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Eventing Nation: Top 5 Things a Rolex Rider Is Googling Right Now

What would a rider heading to Rolex next week be googling right now? Probably things like… take it away, Jenni Autry! continue reading »

Back on Track ‘Horse Therapy’: Rachael & Bert

Rachael Mikelson shares the story of a horse with whom she shares a bond so deep, neither life nor distance can tear them apart. continue reading »

11 Life Lessons from Your Horse

If there is one source you can trust for honest feedback and no-nonsense advice, it’s a horse. After all, they didn’t make it through 50 million years of evolution for nothing. Watch and let the learning begin… continue reading »


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Russell Crowe Naked on a Horse. That Is All.

Words are cheap… let’s just get to it.

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Monday Morning Feed from SmartPak: If People Were Horses

If you liked Episode 1 and 2 of SmartPak’s new video series, you’re going to LOVE Episode 3 and 4. Enjoy! continue reading »

Eventing Nation: 7 Things You Must Do at Rolex

Rolex is a horsey wonderland of things to do, see and blow your credit card on. Sally Spickard shares a few activities that should be at the top of your priority list. continue reading »

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

15 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Say Outside the Barn

That is, if the non-horse-crazed person you’re talking to hasn’t glazed over from you detailing your latest dressage lesson.

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That Horse Is HOW TALL???

The world’s tallest horse and the world’s tallest donkey wowed spectators at the Midwest Horse Fair this weekend. Lindsay Rausch gets the scoop. continue reading »

13 Famous Movie Quotes with an Equine Twist

Sometimes only a movie quote reference can fully convey the strange things our horses do.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Top 20 Tweets of the Week

The best of the equestrian Twittersphere, hand-picked by Horse Nation. Who made this week’s list?

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Meet the Man Who Rides His Horse to the Bar, No Big Deal

Ever wished you could let your horse be your designated driver? In Norco, CA, no one would even look at you funny if you did. Jim Woods shares what it’s like to live there. continue reading »

Best of Craigslist: ‘APHA Gilding – $2′

Dear seller: It’s nice that you included photos with your for-sale ad. But couldn’t you come up with something more recent than a photo from nine years ago? continue reading »

Weekend Welcome from Kentucky Performance Products

Do you know the symptoms of Lyme disease in horses? KPP gives us the info we need to identify and prevent this disease. continue reading »

Weekly Watering Hole, Presented by Horse Quencher: The Fork 3* Water Complex

This event, held last weekend in Norwood, NC, was meant to be tough, as the event served as a final Rolex prep for many riders. continue reading »

Friday, April 11th, 2014