Horse showing isn’t always about us and our horses. Sometimes it’s about giving back to the community. That’s exactly what Coveside Stables does with their Horseless Horse Show. (more…)
HN Blogger Contest finalist Leah Braman takes a moment to introduce us to Horses’ Haven, a rescue that’s “on a mission to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome at-risk equines.” (more…)
“These [online] shows gave riders an opportunity to continue to compete and to work toward goals that became an important distraction and comfort during those uncertain and tumultuous first years of the pandemic.” (more…)
“You don’t need a huge budget, hundreds and hundreds of volunteers or a swanky facility. You can do life changing things with a little bit of time, the love of horses and broken-down “Weird” equestrians with aging horse trailers.” (more…)
“Every horse and every hound deserves to be loved unconditionally… just like they love us!” (more…)
The University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm is a non-profit whose main objective is to keep the history of the Morgan Horse alive and teach the young and the old about horses. (more…)
“When Terri’s husband passed away in December of 2021, her determination to continue moving forward with their dream didn’t waver and she began operating full-time in June 2022.” Hope Adventures is an animal-assisted mental health practice, which uses traditional therapy techniques and allows clients to interact with the animals in a variety of ways. (more…)
“SAFE has their work cut out for them with the mission ‘to rescue, rehabilitate, and retrain horses facing neglect or abuse and provide them with the best opportunity for a permanent home and a lifetime of safety.'” (more…)
“I found out much later on that Pat told my mom that she thought I wasn’t going to stick with horses for very long. Boys would come along and I’d get tired of the horses and move on with my life and all of this wouldn’t have to be a bother to her… I guess Pat was wrong. Sorry mom.” (more…)
“Regardless of the horse, it seems that I have numerous habits that provide endless opportunities for improvement. And as in life, it’s one thing to recognize the problem, it’s another to do something about it. Fixing is hard!” (more…)
“I have had Isadore for two and a half years now. We have tried every discipline possible and he never seemed to truly excel at anything. It was frustrating! I have the experience needed to set him in the right direction. I have worked with park horses, jumpers, dressage horses, western pleasure horses. You name it, I’ve ridden it. What direction do you want to go, buddy? What is it you want to do?”
“Being the savvy horse shopper I am, I coached my girls not to act too excited. I didn’t want to give the seller any ammunition… I was dumb enough to think they would be the problem.”
My first horse was named after embalming fluid…
“One can only flail for so long though. Endless rounds of shoveling, ice breaking, barn cleaning for ungrateful wretches my beloved equines take their toll. Books remain unread and cookies are not made.” (more…)
“I leaned down to really get into a face rub, and she closed her eyes blissfully. When my fingers were coated in hair and dirt, I stopped and asked again for her to step forward. She just looked at me. And that’s when I realized she said no. Not today.” (more…)
Nine finalists have made it through to Round Two in our 2022 Horse Nation Blogger Contest! Get to know them here and be on the lookout for their Round One submissions throughout the week.
Horse Nation is in the midst of accepting entries for its third ever blogger contest. Thinking of entering? Here are some tips to help you succeed. (more…)
After two intense rounds of submissions, one blogger stood out among the rest: click here to meet Horse Nation’s newest columnist, plus great news about the rest of our finalists!
Horseback writers of the world, this is your moment: Horse Nation is seeking to expand its writing team!