Perusing the local horse listings is enough to drive any rational person insane. So here’s a PSA (public service announcement) with six things people need to do when they post a horse for sale. Begin rant: (more…)
There’s a lot we can learn from our animals — those of us who work around horses regularly know this to be true. But in case we need a reminder, here are nine lessons our barn dogs can teach us. (more…)
Thomas Pelle Veng, the ever-supportive ponydad (and ponyhusband!) has a few reminders for all the horse girls and women out there. We may still choose to ignore them, but they may be helpful nonetheless. (more…)
As a way to raise awareness of World Wish Day, we’ve come up with this list of things equestrians might wish for. But more important is creating hope and bringing strength to children battling critical illnesses. Remember that where there’s a wish, there’s a way. (more…)
Horse ownership looks different in every area and every region. That’s certainly been true for Horse Nation contributor Allie Carlson, who gives us a look at what horse ownership looks like in the last frontier: Alaska. (more…)
When you’re selling a horse and talking to potential buyers, you might need a translator to understand what they really want and, more importantly, what they really need. Fortunately, Horse Nation is here to help with this guide to understanding horse buyer language. (more…)
Selling horses can be frustrating, entertaining and maddening, but buying horses can be downright frightening. So we at Horse Nation are here to help make things as easy for you as possible. Here is the definitive guide to horse sale ads (all meant in good fun, of course). (more…)
Horses truly are master communicators. They communicate a number of things through their bodies and behaviors. Here are eight observations I’ve made in the course of working with a variety of horses as an equine body worker.
If you like to live life on the edge — of a cliff — this is the spot for you! I, however, prefer to have my horses home by dinner. I mean, nobody likes a crabby mare and I’m totally referring to myself, not my horse.
What is it that spooks your horse? A bear? Big Foot? The Boogieman? Most likely none of those is the right answer. Try sticks or grass or maybe a child — or pretty much anything that shouldn’t be seen as a threat. That’s what’ll leave you lying on the ground and your horse running to his stall.