Kristen Kovatch

Kristen Kovatch

Let’s Discuss: What’s Your Winter Riding Weather Cutoff?

Horse Nation is vast and wide with plenty of climate zones included, as well as indoor arenas/outdoor arenas/the great outdoors. With winter upon us, let’s discuss: what kind of winter weather puts a halt to your riding?

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Letter From the Editor: Darkest Day

The longest night of the year comes in December.

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Horses in Music Videos: ‘Spectacular Bid’ by Norma

Great horses inspire art in all forms — such as this song from Swedish band Norma, honoring Spectacular Bid.

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Book Review: ‘Our Horses, Ourselves’

‘Discovering the Common Body’ by Paula Josa-Jones.

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UPDATE: SoCal Barns Burn As Fast-Moving Wildfires Erupt

Fueled by dry conditions and Santa Ana winds, rapidly-moving wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres in the greater Los Angeles area as well as new fires breaking out outside of San Diego.

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AQHA Responds to ELD Mandate

The Department of Transportation’s announced 90-day waiver of pending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) requirements that would affect horse haulers has mobilized the horse and livestock industry to request a delay and closer examination.

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#horsenation ‘Grams of the Week

Another week of horse life, rounded up in your images!

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The OTTB Cow Horse Chronicles: Coming Full Circle

Kristen Kovatch is well aware she’s not the first person to ever make a Thoroughbred into a ranch horse — she walks us through the Thoroughbred’s contributions to ranching and the cornerstone of the American Quarter Horse, now respected as the ultimate ranch mount.

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Happy December 1: We Made It Through Another #NoStirrupNovember!

Pat yourselves on the back, Horse Nation —  December 1 never looked so good, and by “good” we mean strong, with a well-developed leg, independent seat and core of steel.

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Kristen Kovatch

New Genus of Extinct Horse Discovered

The “New World stilt-legged horse” has been identified not as a subspecies of Equus, but as an entirely separate genus, now named Haringtonhippus francisci.

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Electronic Logging Devices & CMVs: What New Regulations Mean For Horse Owners

Social media has been abuzz today with concern from horse owners over upcoming regulations requiring commercial motor vehicles to carry electronic logging devices starting in December. Here’s what you need to know.

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Kristen Kovatch

Songs About Horses: ‘Dressage Girls’

There’s nothing we love here at Horse Nation more than a good parody song — and “Dressage Girls,” sung to the tune of “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” might be our new favorite anthem.

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