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TREC: “The Adventure Sport for Trail Riding Enthusiasts”

December 18, 2014
Originating from the equestrian tourism industry, TREC is an international sport that tests horses and riders over three phases. by Jocelyn Pierce with photos by TREC-USA TREC, or Techniques de Rondonee Equestre de Competition, began in France as a way to test trekking guides working in the equestrian tourism industry.… Read more »

A Treasure Hunt on Horseback: Competitive Mounted Orienteering

December 2, 2014
Horsemanship, teamwork and lots of fun! Find out why Mounted Orienteering is gaining popularity in the United States. by Jocelyn Pierce Competitive Mounted Orienteering (CMO) is a national equestrian sport that has been existence for over 25 years and has active chapters in several states. CMO puts riders and horses… Read more »

Whys and Wherefores of Foxhunting Tack Traditions

November 16, 2014
written by Nancy Ambrosiano  photos from United States Pony Club If you are an occasional visitor to your local hunt, you probably don’t need to worry too much about the specific tack you’re using, other than having it all clean, safe, well fitted and with enough brakes to keep your horse in… Read more »

The Royal Winter Fair with Australian horseman Guy McLean

November 14, 2014
Photographer Manuela Stefan of Graceful Horses goes behind the scenes with Australian horseman Guy McLean at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which takes place every November in the City of Toronto.  I learned about Guy McLean’s visit to Toronto during the Royal Winter Fair, and I just knew I had to meet… Read more »

Dude Ranch History Video

October 26, 2014
Dude Ranchers Share their History in Equitrekking's Public Television Special Learn about the history of dude ranches in America, including the Eaton brothers' first ranch and the original "dudes" in this video from Equitrekking Great American Ranches, a high definition PBS TV special. Equitrekking host Darley Newman narrates this educational… Read more »

Hedge-hopping Hints from a UK Fox Hunting Expert

October 1, 2014
Learn about jumping hedges from accomplished horsewoman Megan Corp, an established equestrian in the UK hunting scene with hunt buttons from the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale. by Megan Corp My top moment of any Blackthorn & Brook holiday comes just after our guests pull up from a run having encountered… Read more »

Making the Documentary Film “Herd In Iceland”

September 15, 2014
In 2010, while working as a photo editor in New York City, I came down with a serious case of wanderlust. At the same time, I became interested in making a documentary film. When I began to research ideas for a project that would satisfy both ambitions, I came across… Read more »

Back Country Horsemen in New Mexico Clear the Argentine Trail

August 25, 2014
Back Country Horsemen from Ruidoso and Albuquerque work to clear the Argentine Trail in Bonito Canyon, helping to keep trails open for equestrians and enjoying a beautiful trail ride. Photos and story from Caroline McCoy The weekend before Labor Day, while Nogal Canyon was a regular city of tents and… Read more »

Sliding Stops & Spins- the Reined Cow Horse Clinic

August 11, 2014
Have you always wanted to try reining or cutting? Saddle up with Horse Show by Appointment as they show you the ropes in their Reined Cow Horse Experience clinic. by Jocelyn Pierce I sat on the palomino quarter horse at the far end of the ring in the twilight. We… Read more »

Thanks Mrs. T- Bazy Tankersley’s influence on the Arabian Horse World

July 21, 2014
The legacy of Arabian horse breeder Bazy Tankersley, known to many in the Arabian horse world as “Mrs. T." by Karen Prell Once in a while an individual comes along who changes a very specific corner of the world and in doing so, changes life for the better for a lot of… Read more »