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The Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

June 2, 2018
When you partner with a 1,000-pound horse, you gain incredible confidence to feel empowered in facing the challenges of your own life. Therapeutic horseback riding promotes horses as stewards to help broad populations of individuals with emotional, physical and/or cognitive challenges progress in their individualized equestrian goals and learn riding… Read more »

Horses Are Good Medicine in British Columbia

May 19, 2018
Leadership coach and horse lover Hillary Schneider shares how horses help her and others and serve as very good medicine. Ever since I was a little girl I have found that something was special about horses. I felt myself with them. In a world that can sometimes feel harsh and judgmental,… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Professional Polo Player Sunny Hale

May 9, 2018
Sunny Hale has conquered her goals and inspired many fans with her equestrian career. by Karen Braschayko From winning titles to developing tournaments, Sunny Hale has become a passionate ambassador for the players and horses of polo. Her life of adventure and travel began young, and she has not stopped… Read more »

Hurricane Harvey Updates on Relief for the Horses

May 5, 2018
In August 2017, one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history hit the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana mercilessly. Many people were displaced from their homes and extensive flooding led to the injury and death of both people and animals in the area. Hurricane Harvey had a drastic impact… Read more »

Courtney Cares: The Grimshaw Equine Therapeutic Riding Program

April 10, 2018
Preparing Students for the Future of Equine Assisted Therapy. Equine-assisted therapy programs have been put into practice all over the country as a recreational activity for individuals with special needs. These programs help in a variety of ways, including developing and increasing differentiated life skills and attributes, and allowing them… Read more »

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 »

Dream Jobs: Mounted Archer

December 7, 2017
Shooting arrows on horseback became a passion for Katie Stearns, and teaching equestrian martial arts became her equine career. by Karen Braschayko Katie Stearns, also known as Morwen or The Flying Dutchess, has built a business based on her love of mounted archery. She conducts clinics and gives riding lessons… 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 »