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Military Veterans, PTSD and Horse Therapy

May 24, 2015
by Jocelyn Pierce Throughout the United States’s military history, the horse served bravely alongside man. Horses continued to be important components of combat until the end of World War I when warfare changed completely. Today, horses still help military veterans, though in a different way than their equine predecessors. Equine… Read more »

Horses We Can’t Forget on Memorial Day

May 24, 2015
by Jocelyn Pierce Memorial Day is a day of reflection and remembrance to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while serving in the military. Perhaps the most largely unrecognized, and sometimes altogether forgotten veterans are the horses that served alongside man. Since the domestication of… Read more »

Interscholastic Equestrian Association: Encouraging Student Riders

February 11, 2015
The IEA’s Executive Director reveals how middle and secondary school kids can enjoy equestrian sports and become better riders. by Darley Newman The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) was formed in 2002 to “ introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to equestrian sports.” The brainchild of Roxane… Read more »

More Great Equestrian Instagram Accounts to Follow

January 30, 2015
Stunning and inspirational equine inspired Instagram Accounts to follow and why we love them. In our first article, 5 Great Equestrian Instagram Accounts to Follow, we highlighted some of our favorite horse inspired "Instagrammers". This second installment reveals more great equestrian photographers and travelers we're following from our own account @Equitrekking. 1.… Read more »

On the Road to America- Catching up with trainer Ronnie Ford

January 25, 2015
Ronnie Ford is all about helping horses to have a better life with humans. By teaching their human family how to have an ongoing "conversation" with them, his training just happens to help us in all phases of our life when it comes to communicating. You just have to watch… Read more »

Learning to Ride Later in Life- Bitless & Bareback!

January 25, 2015
Thinking of getting back in the saddle? No more excuses! Read this inspiring story from Bill Earl, who at 58 years old and having only been on a trail ride once in his life, not only got in the saddle, but bought a horse and learned to ride bareback and… Read more »

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 »