Yoga for Riders

Yoga for Riders

Looking for something to mix up your winter routine? I signed up for a series of free Yoga for Riders classes. These short (10-minute) videos are a great way to start your day or when you need a break from sitting at your desk. The focus is on postural awareness, opening up your chest, shoulders […]

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More Calories Needed

Freedom too skinny

Last weekend we had some fabulous warm weather. I got a long over due ride and the horses enjoyed basking in the sun, rolling in the mud and not wearing their blankets. However, when I removed Freedom’s blanket, I noticed he’d gotten a bit ribby. It’s hard for him to hold his weight in the […]

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A Kite on a String

Freedom in the sun

On my Facebook feed I keep seeing posts about the 100 miles a month challenge. Maybe you’ve seen them too? The idea is that over the course of a month you walk a hundred miles with your horse. Not riding at a walk, but walking with your horse. The goal is to develop partnership, help […]

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Active Sitting — Even at Work

Ariel QOR360 Chair

As equestrians, we probably are more aware of the concept of “active sitting” than most people. When you sit on a horse, your core is engaged, you are responding to movement and your muscles constantly contract and balance you. Then you go to work, or home, and — if you’re like me — you sit. […]

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Happy New Year!

New Year's Resolution

Finally, a New Year’s resolution that I can embrace. I plan to spend more time with my horses and if I can’t ride (I’m very careful about winter footing now), I think we’ll go on walks together. I’ve just spent two weeks in “boot camp” with my daughter who pushed me to make my 10,000 […]

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Draft Horse Rescue closed after online harassment

Blue Star Closing

What can you say when animal rights activists, the people who claim to have the best interests of rescue horses at heart, close down a successful rescue by eliminating their major source of fund raising? Congratulations? Seriously, 28 draft horses, many of them retired New York City carriage horses (that PETA likes to say should […]

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