A Horse’s Headset Comes From Her Heels

Jan 14, 2008 2 Comments by

One thing I’ve never been properly trained in is how to teach a headset for hunters and jumpers–that nice, round neck with head vertical to the ground that is so pretty (it’s not just pretty, though, it’s functional!). I know how to ask a horse for it who already knows how, but I’ve been at […]

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Romanian Horse Transportation In Trouble

Jan 14, 2008 3 Comments by

I discovered a new, and very cool horse blog today called the Transylvanian Horseman. The writer is from Britain, but moved to Romanian and started a riding centre and holiday riding/tourist business there. He recently posted about major issues arising for a large majority of Romanian’s population due to a government ban on animal-drawn transportation […]

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Stop Horse Slaughter: Is There Another Solution?

Jan 11, 2008 37 Comments by

The biggest problem with the campaign to stop horse slaughter in the U.S. is the lack of a better solution for dealing with an over-population of horses and a declining economy. One of the headline articles in the New York Times online this morning was a general overview of the horse slaughter debate, “Death Across […]

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Online Horse Jumping Game

Jan 10, 2008 6 Comments by

Thanks a bunch to Anne and her daughter Lily over at Smells Horsey for sharing this online horse jumping game from Jumporama. I think I get worse every time I play it. Anne fell off three times, but I’ve already lost count. I’ll keep at it though, and I bet you will too! Nov 5, […]

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Therapeutic Riding: Standing Still Is A Lot More Work

Jan 09, 2008 1 Comment by

I’ve always known that standing still on a horse is a lot more work than moving, but I became even more acutely aware of this fact as I was volunteering at Pegasus Farm Monday night. Monday kicked-off the start of the new year at Pegasus — and a new semester after horses, riders, volunteers, and […]

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Extreme Home Makeover Therapeutic Riding Edition

Jan 08, 2008 4 Comments by

*Click for a link to the episode online (free) and for more information and resources regarding therapeutic riding benefits, organizations, instructors and facilities.* On January 20, 2008, ABC will air a two-hour special of Extreme Makeover Home Edition in which a home and a therapeutic riding facility is rebuilt for the Luther family in Port […]

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I Can’t Get Enough Horse Art

Jan 02, 2008 3 Comments by

This magnificent piece of horse art by Sarah Richards called “Peek” was a Christmas gift from my sisters. Sarah Richards is a seriously gifted artist, who I think is becoming more and more well-known. I first encountered her horse paintings over 10 years ago at the Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show. My dad and I […]

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