Netflix to Release New Docuseries: ‘Horse Queen: Riding, Religion & Reproach’
Hey, all you cool colts and fillies. If you couldn’t get enough of Tiger King and you love horses, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Netflix is expediting the post-production on its docuseries Horse Queen. (more…)
March Madness Turns Muddy Amidst April Showers
As mud season reaches its stride, horses are adapting to it in unexpected ways and many horse owners are coming up with new ways to capitalize on the mud. (more…)
New Product Alert: Saddle-Piddle Pal
Are your friends tired of giving you a leg up every 10 minutes because you have the bladder AND legs of a gerbil? Well, my friends, you’ve lucked out. Introducing the Saddle-Piddle Pal.
Düber: Donkey Uber Growing In Popularity in the Greek Islands
Two Greek businessmen have come up with a way to make extra money while giving their donkeys a slightly easier job: Donkey Uber. Ashley Francese brings us the scoop on Düber.
Nation Media Announces Launch of Horse Nation Network
Streaming launches April 30!
Let’s Discuss: Controversial New Breed Echoes Prehistory
Is this a case of true de-extinction of an entire species? Or another case of designer breeding?
New Oral Shedding Paste Coming to Market
Bye-bye, curry combs — this new oral paste promises to make all of that non-stop spring grooming a thing of the past!
A new pharmaceutical team called Pfazer-Marck has released the exact thing horse people have been looking for.
After years of clinical trails, the first ever instant shedding paste, Cleclothnohair, is available on the market without a prescription.
Administer the paste to your horse on the first day that daytime highs are forecasted to be over 37 degrees. Within 12 hours your horse’s winter coat sheds completely off and you are left with a nice, shiny summer coat. Oils in the paste help build a lustrous glow.
This pill eliminates weeks of manually shedding your horse. It reduces the risk of seasonal-related allergies in humans and leaves clothes clean and hair-free. Now you can wear your favorite fleece sweatshirt without fear of being covered in horse hair!
Cleclothnohair is not recommended for pregnant mares, foals under 6 months, or horses intended for slaughter. In clinical trials no adverse side effects have been reported, besides occasional flatulence in the administering human.
Visit cleclothnohair.com for more information or to order your own supply!
The Academic Equestrian: Haley’s Secret to Success
Haley opens up with the truth about her IHSA season.
SmartPak Introduces SmartBubz
Our friends at SmartPak are always looking out for us — and their latest product is exactly what we needed!
How many times have you jokingly (or seriously) thought to yourself “if only I could bubble-wrap my accident-prone horse”? How many times have you arrived at the barn for a lesson or to prep for a show and discover yet another bump, bruise, wound or mystery lameness?
Don’t worry, because SmartPak has exactly the new product we’ve all needed: SmartBubz!
Thank you, SmartPak! Check out product details and order your SmartBubz today from SmartPak.com!
2016 Best of HN #1: A Clydesdale April Fools
You guys, it was a JOKE.
Product Review: ‘Move Your Meat’ Trail Bell
Candace Wade test-rides an innovative new tool for riders who are forced to share their trails!
We share our riding trails with other riders of varying speed and abilities. With the promise of delicious spring and summer weather giving trail riders the siren’s call, there’s the question of how to ride past a slower rider — or hiker, or mountain biker, or worse.
I try to ride in groups of no more than six or eight. Sound trail riding advice is to know your other riders and assess abilities and agree on the speed for the ride. This is not always possible when you rent trail horses and/or join a large group or charity rides that resemble the Homestead Land Rush.
Deep in my trail riding euphoria, I’m not always aware of the speedier people riding up on me. After watching the rear of a horse in front of me for what seemed like an eternity, I thought there must be a quick and polite way to announce a desire to pass without surprising the other rider or risking they don’t hear you calling “on your left.”
The Trail Riding Bell
I discovered a trail riding bell that attaches to the horn of the saddle. A quick flick of the lever signals the rider ahead that you are coming through. No surprised horses leaping off the trail. No “you aren’t going to pass me” glances between horses, no unnecessary conversation.
The bell’s ching-a-ling differs from usual trail sounds and most cell phone ringers so it won’t be ignored or confused with anything else. It is easy to use because it is positioned within a finger flick. No batteries needed — it’s environmentally friendly because the trail bell works off digital kinetic energy.
A must for crowded trails, holidays, busy weekends the “Move Yer Meat” Hamburger Trail Riding Bell is a must. The bright bell announces your presence and the unique hamburger shape shows you aren’t a mean, selfish trail hog — you have whimsy.
Retails for £6.95 or $9.99 US. Check out other styles here. Oh, and happy April Fool’s Day! (Though if you do end up rigging a hamburger bell to your saddle, please send us photos.)