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Trail Talk: Common Trail Injuries

What They Are and How to Deal With ThemWith all the medical-based shows on television today, we probably have an idea of how to go about dealing with human ailments, but what about equine emergencies? Any type of injury can occur in a trail setting, but there are some that are more common than others. With the help of Dr….

Stable Solutions: Insurance for Your Horses, Farm and Equine Business

We all have health insurance and automobile insurance to help us pay large, unexpected bills in those areas. For similar reasons, horse owners and equine professionals need to consider purchasing insurance coverage for their horses, farms and/or their equine businesses. Insuring Your HorseBeing a horse owner is not an inexpensive thing. The bills for feed, bedding, farrier work and routine…

Solidify Your Seat with Longe Lessons

Dressage Great Jane Savoie Explains How to Use this Valuable Tool to Develop an Independent SeatThe thought of riding on the longe without stirrups and reins strikes fear in the heart of many riders, but there’s no better way to develop a good seat—the holy grail of dressage. With that good seat come improvements in a rider’s balance and position,…

The National Show Horse and the Arabian

Meet Two Distinct Breeds Whose Versatility, Talent and Style Make Them Top Choices for Amateur and Junior Exhibitors in the Northeast If you are involved with the Arabian breed, then you have likely heard of the National Show Horse (NSH), a relatively new breed that is an Arabian-Saddlebred cross. The National Show Horse has been a popular choice for breeders…

Baroque Breed Showcase

A look at how these fairy-tale breeds can be within reach of the everyday horse owner For many people, owning a member of the Baroque family of horses is a far away dream. Known for their athletic ability, flowing manes and jaw-dropping beauty, they are often referred to as a “fairy-tale” breed. Despite Baroque breeds often being small in number…

Trail Talk: The War on Bugs

Battling Pests on the TrailWith the exception of entomologists and  intrigued seven-year-old boys, who else likes bugs? Anyone? One population that certainly dislikes the pesky little creatures are trail riders, and if I had to guess, their horses as well. The types of bugs that prove to be annoying, and sometimes harmful, to riders and their horses depends on where…

Stable Solutions: Dressing Properly For Riding

When your clothes are comfortable and fit well, you will ride better, just as you would perform better in any other sport. Wearing proper riding attire will also make you a safer rider. Schooling at Home, Lessons and Trail Riding When you are riding, you need to be able to focus on your horse, how he feels underneath you and…

Driving for the Disabled

When people with disabilities get in a carriage and take the reins, they find they are just as “abled” as the rest of us.In today’s hi-tech world, there are more ways than ever for people who are physically challenged to get involved in activities they love. Driving is becoming more popular not only in therapeutic programs but also as a…

Eco-Friendly Pest Control

How to wage an environmentally conscious war against summer pests.Pest season is fast approaching and every year horse owners look for better, more ecological protection from those pesky predators. As you gear up for the coming summer months, we looked into a variety of green protection options for the barn, rider and our equine friends, to help you prepare for…

The Magnificent Mustang

Meet several Mustangs in New England who are creating a name for themselves as loyal, trusted partners and talented show and pleasure horses.If you think that Mustangs only exist on expansive ranges of and out west, then you may be surprised to learn that they successfully compete in everything from gymkhanas and driving to competitive trail riding and jumping. If…