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Dream Jobs: Life of a Horse Trainer

March 15, 2018
Top horse trainers, of any breed or discipline, live a life of complete dedication to horses and the horse industry. As any horse person knows, horses require a lot of care, a lot of money, and a lot of time; and horse trainers must work hard to ensure that their… Read more »

How To Tame a Mustang: One Wild Horse’s Bumpy Road to Domestic Bliss

February 24, 2018
Equitrekking contributor Susanna Baxter recounts the experience of taming her four-year-old Kiger mustang, Shelby.   By Susanna Baxter Since adopting a mustang in late 2016, I’ve realized how few people know that we still have wild horses running free in the United States. Even fewer are aware that the government rounds… Read more »

Sybil Ludington and Her Horse Star, Heroes of the American Revolution

July 3, 2017
Celebrating “the female Paul Revere” and the horse who carried her 40 miles through a rainy night to gather the local militia and preserve the course of the American Revolutionary War. by Karen Braschayko As equestrians today, we often choose to ride based on pleasant weather and enjoying our leisure… Read more »

The Chief Joseph Trail Ride

June 2, 2017
Learn about this historic, progressive trail ride that traces the route Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce took while fleeing from the U.S. Cavalry in 1877. by Jocelyn Pierce The Chief Joseph Trail Ride, hosted annually by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), is a progressive ride that follows the approximately… Read more »

Smoke the Donkey: A Memorial Day Tribute

May 28, 2017
Remembering the plucky little donkey that touched the lives of Marines stationed in Iraq and military veterans returning home. by Jocelyn Pierce It all started in 2008 when a small gray donkey came into the lives of camp commandant Colonel John D. Folsom and the Marines stationed at Camp al… Read more »

Experience the Magic of The Event at Rebecca Farm This Summer

May 21, 2017
Every summer in Kalispell, Montana—nestled just 30 miles from famed Glacier National Park—the sport of eventing brings together people from the local community and across the nation to experience The Event at Rebecca Farm. One of the largest equestrian triathlons in the United States, The Event at Rebecca Farm also… Read more »

Michigan’s Horsey Christmas Sightings this Holiday Season

December 22, 2016
Carriage rides, jingle bells, and wagons full of carolers are right around us at holiday celebrations. By Karen Braschayko Many classic Christmas carols mention horses, and imagery of winter commonly features cozy horse-drawn sleighs and barns of fuzzy equines snug in their stalls. Carriage or sleigh ride scenes seem almost… Read more »

Christmas Charity Video from Castle Leslie in Ireland

December 16, 2016
It's funny, it's Christmassy and it's for charity! Watch this video and get a laugh for a good cause! There’s nothing people like to watch more than a good old parody. Especially when it’s of something iconic and supports a good cause. And what is more iconic about Christmas than the… Read more »

Lexington, Michigan’s Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade

December 13, 2016
Greet the holiday season with costumed horses and festive spirit at the Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade in Lexington, Michigan. By Karen Braschayko Jingle bells welcomed me once again as I watched riders and their helpers prepare for the Lexington Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade. Though Lexington is but a… Read more »

Long Distance Horse Trailering – A Reality Check

October 15, 2016
Frequent trail rider and Equitrekking contributor Susan St. Amand has a close call when an interstate accident injures her horse and totals her trailer en route to a trail riding vacation. We have all read or heard stories about special horses and the bonds made between them and their owners.… Read more »