Articles Tagged 'Draft Horses'

Michigan’s Horsey Christmas Sightings this Holiday Season

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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 »

Lexington, Michigan’s Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade

Expert Equestrian Articles — 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 »

An Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade in Lexington, Michigan

Equestrian Travel Articles — December 18, 2012
Welcoming the Holiday Season with Horses! Equine pageantry and equestrian fun at the Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade in Lexington, Michigan. by Karen Braschayko  The first of the 141 equines in Lexington, Michigan's Christmas parade. Sleigh bells and horses bolster the magic of our winter holidays. These icons are a… Read more »

Riding with the Budweiser Clydesdales

Equestrian Travel Articles — October 22, 2012
The View from the Top! Triple Crown Karen goes riding with the Budweiser Clydesdales. If you know anything about the area of Florida that I live in, the Daytona Beach area, you are probably pretty familiar with us as the home of Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR! We do have,… Read more »

Eight Reasons to Go to Your Local Horse Festival

Travel Tips — October 5, 2012
How to get the most out of the equine expos and equestrian fairs near you. by Karen Braschayko If you’re anything like me, the process of attending a horse fair or expo goes like this: I spot event information online or receive the flyer in my mailbox. I get really… Read more »

The Horses of Full Metal Jousting, Part 3: Horsemanship

Expert Equestrian Articles — August 11, 2012
Learn more about the horses and the horseman behind the show Full Metal Jousting on the History Channel. For more of this interview, see Part 1: Safety and Part 2: Horse Training. by Karen Braschayko Wanting to know more about hot-headed Praetorian and the other colorful mounts on the show,… Read more »

The Horses of Full Metal Jousting, Part 2: Horse Training

Expert Equestrian Articles — August 11, 2012
Learn more about the horses and the horseman behind the show Full Metal Jousting on the History Channel. For more of this interview, see Part 1: Safety and Part 3: Horsemanship. by Karen Braschayko Wanting to know more about hot-headed Praetorian and the other colorful mounts on the show, I… Read more »

The Horses of Full Metal Jousting, Part 1: Safety

Expert Equestrian Articles — August 11, 2012
Learn more about the horses and the horsemen behind the show Full Metal Jousting on the History Channel. For more of this interview, see Part 2: Horse Training and Part 3: Horsemanship. by Karen Braschayko When I first saw commercials for the show Full Metal Jousting, I had two questions.… Read more »

Dream Jobs: Handling the Budweiser Clydesdales

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 2, 2012
by Karen Braschayko Have you ever seen the magnificent Budweiser Clydesdales on a commercial or in a parade and wondered what it would be like to take care of them? Jeff Knapper worked his way up from handler to general manager of Clydesdale Operations for Anheuser-Busch. Here he shares behind-the-scenes… Read more »

Famous Horses in History - The Fire Horse

Expert Equestrian Articles — January 31, 2012
by Heidi Longaberger As many horse owners will tell you, our equines are often considered part of the family. They are our partners in blazing trails, racing around barrels or jumping over fences. Most often, they are simply our companions, offering a nicker of hello and a quiet strength. But… Read more »