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Rejuvenation through a Horseback Riding Fitness Vacation in Alaska

March 6, 2014
An Alaska guide, U.S. Navy Veteran and fitness enthusiast on why horseback riding is so good for you and so good in the wilds of Alaska. Anyone who has ridden a horse knows that it’s a workout for the body, mind and soul, which is why we here at Equitrekking… Read more »

Australian Campdrafting has arrived in the United States

January 27, 2014
Learn about Australian Campdrafting, a sport representing the tradition of Australian horsemen, which has come to America! by Mary Harris and Select Sire America’s First Campdraft Clinic & Competition was held August 23-25, 2013, at the Elbert County Fairgrounds, Kiowa, Colorado. The US National Campdraft Association is excited and proud… Read more »

Horses and Humans Research Foundation

January 12, 2014
Learn about Horses and Humans Research Foundation, an organization working to support, promote and fund scientific research that explores the potential benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies and to educate the public on research findings–– helping equine-assisted activities to become more accessible to those in need. by Jocelyn Pierce Equine… Read more »

California Historical Artillery Society- Horse Rescue & Reenactments

December 12, 2013
Learn about the California Historical Artillery Society (CHAS), an organization that rescues Standardbreds and gives them new lives as artillery horses for Civil War reenactments. by Jocelyn Pierce The California Historical Artillery Society (CHAS) has been performing historical reenactments since 1998. Founded by Dennis Winfrey, who sought to combine a love… Read more »

The History of Brown’s Ranch and its Preservation Legacy in Arizona

December 4, 2013
Learn about the history of Brown's Ranch and how this place will be preserved for future generations, enjoyed and appreciated and the Brown's Ranch Trailhead, which provides access to a network of trails in the northern region of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. by Lynn Kelley Over the ages, many people have… Read more »

Conserving Land for Equine Use

December 3, 2013
What would happen if horse trails ceased to exist, facilities to board your horse disappeared, and hayfields were replaced with shopping malls? Learn about Equine Land Conservation Resource, an organization working to ensure land for equine use remains part of our communities. by Jocelyn Pierce As populations grow, so does… Read more »

Therapeutic Riding at CHAMP in Vermont

November 26, 2013
CHAMP is a therapeutic riding program located in Vermont providing riders and volunteers with an enriching and unforgettable experience. by Jocelyn Pierce with photos from Sarah Rosedahl 7-year-old Alex was struggling to adjust in school. Banned from the lunchroom and playground for fighting, and written up 11 times for bad… Read more »

How Equestrians Can Help Protect the Future of Riding Trails

November 13, 2013
You don’t have to own your own horse or even be a frequent trail rider to recognize the importance of conservation of horse trails. Learn how you can become involved to help protect your local riding trails in a quickly modernizing world. by Jocelyn Pierce Now more than ever, horse… Read more »

Connecticut’s “Vicious Horses”- From CT Horse Council

October 12, 2013
Connecticut Horse Council President Frederick J. Mastele follows up on the recent story, Connecticut court to decide whether horses are 'vicious', that outraged so many and outlines what you can do to help. by: Frederick J. Mastele, Acting President of the Connecticut Horse Council Recently many of you may have been… Read more »

Crossing the Great (Breed) Divide

October 7, 2013
There are many things in the horse world that parallel life lessons we could all use. Learn about how opening up and exploring different horse breeds can have a positive impact. by Karen Prell Thoroughbreds, Arabians and the World of Horse Breeds OK. I admit it! Like a lot of… Read more »