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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 2016 Lexington Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade. Though Lexington is but… 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 »

Training Future Equestrians with 4-H Youth Camp

September 24, 2016
An exciting 4-H youth horse camp was recently held at Fort Valley Ranch, located in Fort Valley, Virginia within the beautiful Massanutten Mountain Range and adjacent to the George Washington National Forest. Through a donation and with the help of a few adult members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and… Read more »

5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Horse Photos

September 4, 2016
Kristine Dahms, mastermind behind the increasingly popular Life Between the Ears, shares tips on how to take great travel photos from the saddle. by Kristine Dahms It seems so easy until you try it. You’ve got one hand on the reins, the other on the shutter button. Your horse won’t stand… Read more »