Reader Julia Kranz shares this deeply personal story about how her heart horse helped save her life and aid her recovery. She purchased Orion 11 years ago, and his presence has motivated her to stay healthy and build a career helping others. (more…)
“I am confident that even at 60 I can match the unbridled enthusiasm (no pun intended) of any 11-year-old horse crazy girl. I may have a few more wrinkles than they do but my equine energy burns just as brightly as theirs!” (more…)
M is back — and this time he is on the case of the missing Mrs. Claus. He and his crew at M&T Pony Detective Agency are going undercover at the North Pole. Here’s Part II of ‘The Clause Kidnapping Case.’ (more…)
Any trail rider who’s ever encountered unexpected wildlife will relate: Susan Loper tells the tale of a recent trail ride with her true “good boy” Zach and their repeat meetings with a great blue heron.
Tack that promises to improve your horse’s movement, comfort and overall ride? Sounds great. Blinding equestrians with “scientific technology” with no actual science to back it up? Not so great. Nicole Sharpe has a bone to pick.
Student Lilly Harmon discusses the increasing epidemic in the United States of uneducated owners unwittingly selling their geriatric horses into the slaughter pipeline — and the implications this can have for human health as well as equine well-being.
Goal setting is important — but so is enjoying every small victory, every step on the way to achieving a dream. Juliette Cimetiere reminds us that the journey is equally important, if not more so, than the destination.
In 2014, we first introduced you to Elizabeth O’Connor and Bugsy, a one-eyed Thoroughbred, after O’Connor earned her USDF Silver. Big news: this unlikely horse just helped O’Connor earn her USDF Gold — while in her third trimester.
Sometimes horses offer all the therapy we need — but other times, our grief and emotions can manifest in our horse life and show us that something is really wrong. Reader Anne Bruins shares her story about a dark period in her life and how she had to leave the barn to find her way back.