FEI to ban bits and shoes by January 1, 2024. This will give competitors time to transition their horses to a bit-free barefoot existence. The FEI looks forward to a more harmonious future for horses and humans in international high-level competition. (more…)
“If I was spending half of that ride hand-walking around particularly questionable areas already… what if I just stopped bothering to actually ride, and spent that time working on the ground instead?” (more…)
Keep the spirit of Giving Tuesday in your heart this holiday season. Give what you can in whatever form that takes, because no contribution is too small: here are some creative ways you can spread the love.
“They say he had learned the lay of the land up here in the hills faster than anyone, navigating the drainages and little passes just like he was reading a map. He had an uncanny sense of where to find his cattle on any kind of day, any time of day …”
With 55 miles of trails, overnight options and interconnecting loops, Allegany State Park in Red House, NY has a lot to offer as a trail riding destination (and the trails are open through the end of this month!). Kristen Kovatch shares her trail review.
“Physically speaking, Jobber is not the right horse for this job… Try telling him that when he’s got the grit to run nose-to-nose with a reluctant-to-load bull…He doesn’t know he’s not built for this job, because he loves this job.”
“It takes a brave and self-aware equestrian to take on the challenge of transitioning a recently retired racehorse, but it takes just as much bravery and self-awareness to know one’s own limits…” (more…)
“These senior horses know who they are, they know what they like, and they’re comfortable with themselves. I don’t believe this is anthropomorphic to say: There’s a lot we could learn from the senior horse.”
Monday is already the crappiest day of the week and every week we make it official by bringing you an “Oh Crap” moment. Now it’s time for you to choose which of these is the top “Oh Crap” of 2019. (more…)