Feature Articles

Stable Solutions: A Horse of A Different Gait

Everyone is familiar with the three gaits of most horses — walk, trot and canter. But there are some breeds of horses that are known for moving in other gaits, many of which are fast and smooth. Read on to find out more about these versatile breeds. An Introduction to GaitsIn order to understand how a gaited horse moves differently from the…

Driving Your Horse: Safety Comes First

Safety is paramount when driving your horse. In this article, our experts offer help to keep both the experienced driver and newcomer safe while enjoying this ever-growing sport. It is early evening, and the sun is dropping into the landscape…  Safety is paramount when driving your horse. In this article, our experts offer help to keep both the experienced driver…

Vaulting 101: Discover Gymnastics on Horseback

Over the past thirty years, equestrian vaulting has grown across the country, becoming a popular sport with a variety of people from 4-H clubs to World Equestrian Games competitors. Here, we take a look at the sport to find out what it is, how it works and what makes it so popular. Vaulting requires one, two, or three people to…

Working Western Sports: The Morgan Way

From spins to sliding stops, learn how Morgans are making waves in western sports. The Morgan Horse is a versatile breed that is a popular choice for a wide variety of disciplines. Known for their strong work ethic and athletic ability, Morgans are suitable for everything from saddle seat to carriage driving.Read on to discover yet another arena that one…

Trail Talk: Trail Riding Pointers

50 Tips for the Horse and RiderIn the old days, cowboys had to be resourceful n order to exist. Though trail riding today is more if a recreational sport, rather than a source f livelihood, age-old advice still rings true.  Trail related advice may not be as vital, but it is nevertheless important to the comfort and safety of both…

5 Secrets to Finding the Equestrian Community of Your Dreams

Find the Ideal Home for You and Your Horse Using These Five Practical Tips Attention horse lovers! If you haven’t considered living in an equestrian community, think again. Endless possibilities await those interested in pursuing their equestrian dreams in a supportive community. Use these five pointers to help guide you through the selection process and you will soon find yourself…

The Winning Equation for Pony Hunters

There’s nothing quite as cute and impressive as watching that perfect partnership of child and pony compete and win at the top shows. What does it take to reach this peak? What makes certain combinations stand out above the others? We put these questions to some top pony riders and trainers, and most of them agreed it came down to…

You Can Answer the Toughest Hunter/Jumper Questions

Regardless of the level you ride or the discipline you’re in, there’s one on every course: the fence, combination, or line that has everyone’s stomach turning upside down. Our experts explain that if you understand what the question is and how to answer it, it can be as comfortable as any other element on the course. Hunter and equitation trainer…

The Marvelous Mini

As the number of Miniature horses being shown in competition increases, we talk to experts to find out more about this growing trend. The number of Minis being shown is increasing in the Northeast, and the image of the Miniature horse as a pet is being replaced by the image of a gleaming Mini in the show ring. As an…