“What exactly is a Ponydad? According to my daughter, a Ponydad is a mix of a joke and a rock. A joke because he doesn’t know anything about ponies and sometimes even is afraid of them, and a rock because he always is there for his kid despite all this.” (more…)
At Horse Nation we work hard to keep our readers informed, entertained and inspired all year long. In 2020, a number of our staff and contributors penned regular or semi-regular columns on a variety of subjects near and dear to their hearts. Which one was your favorite?
I have started riding Buns bridleless in order to get a good indication of where our weak points are in Buns’s training and my riding. Buns is advanced enough in his training that this is a safe option for us.
When Casey French first got Joe, she knew he could be competitive at the highest levels of barrel racing. However, a series of mystery ailments and a gut feeling let Casey know that something just wasn’t right. Here’s the second part of Joe’s journey. (more…)
When Casey French first got Packin French Socks (“Joe”), she knew he could be competitive at the highest levels of barrel racing. However, a series of mystery ailments and a gut feeling let Casey know that something just wasn’t right. Read the first part of Joe’s journey. (more…)
It’s nice to get a trained eye to critique you. It has allowed me to reflect and work on my and Buns’s weaknesses while we’ve been trail riding. I thought Buns was back normal but I learned we still have a lot of work to do.
There is a proverb that goes, “You reap what you sow.” Never does that feel more true than when you’re dealing with a young horse on stall rest. Any gaps in the horse’s education on the ground become glaringly, painfully obvious. (more…)
This year keeps delivering its hits, and July has been no exception (at least for me). The good news is that with these blows comes the opportunity to grow and learn. Between a house fire and a laid up horse, I am being afforded plenty of chances for growth. (more…)