The deadline is approaching fast, so get busy writing your mini-essay to share favorite lesson horse with Horse Nation!
Just 24 hours are left to enter our essay contest celebrating International Lesson Horse Day on April 26! This newly-declared Horse Nation holiday is hereby designated to thank our hardworking lesson horses past and present for their unfailing service and endless circles in the riding arena and fields of the world.
No matter where our horse lives have taken us, we can all trace our journey back to those original equines who took us for our first rides, patiently taught us right from wrong in the saddle, courageously carried us when we lacked confidence in ourselves and provided that first heady taste of what it meant to love a horse. We’re teaming up with Absorbine to recognize the greatest lesson horses in Horse Nation, with the winner taking home a prize basket full of Absorbine goodies (estimated value around $400):
How to enter:
- Write a 200-word mini-essay describing your favorite lesson horse and what makes him or her so special
- Take or find a photograph of your lesson horse, including full photographer’s credit (any entries without photographer’s credit will be deemed ineligible).
- Email your essay and credited photo to [email protected] by midnight on Tuesday, April 19.
We will read each mini-essay and select our favorites to share on Horse Nation. A reader poll will select the most deserving lesson horse in all of Horse Nation, with the winner announced on International Lesson Horse Day on April 26!
We cherish the lesson horses of our past and present at Horse Nation, and hope you will join us to honor the special lesson horses in your life. Go lesson horses, and go riding!