Chestnut ears

Nice to see chestnut ears again

It was nice to be looking through some chestnut ears for a change. Now that he’s recovered from his abscess, Freedom needs a job. He’s still a little hitchy behind, but he’s a horse that like have something to think about — and not just worrying about when Zelda will come back (he runs the […]

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Fun Face Masks for Equestrians

Face masks for equestrians

If we all have to wear masks for the foreseeable future, how about injecting some humor with fun face masks for equestrians. These clever reusable, cloth masks are from the “Horse Lovers” at Canystore.com. Imagine walking into your local grocery store wearing one of these! Even better, the masks are on sale right now for […]

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Does being an equestrian make you a better person?

Does being an equestrian make you a better person

Alex Titan, who is pursuing his Masters Degree at Catholic University of Brasilia, is seeing to answer the question, does being an equestrian makes you a better person. He is surveying horse lovers about whether engaging in equestrian sport develop, beyond physical qualities, the athletes’ moral qualities? The project is based on two educational theories […]

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Wednesday Workouts from US Equestrian

Wednesday Workouts from US Equestrian

US Equestrian is featuring Wednesday core strengthening workouts on their Instagram Channel to help riders stay fit during lock down. The workouts are sponsored by Landrover and are conducted by champion vaulters Mari Inouye and Ali Divita. Today’s video featured an upper body workout and yoga. I, for one, am grateful for all the free […]

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Riding Rules for Middle Aged Horsewomen

Zelda selfie

Shamelessly borrowwed from Facebook, these made me laugh. Zelda has special appreciation for #10 and I am certainly guilty of #12. I love my Western Sport Sensation (photos soon). One more rule to add: Selfies must be taken to document the event. We DO NOT need to show up with our hair combed and wearing […]

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All I want for Christmas . . .

Fox in the Snow

The Chronicle of the Horse republished this classic Cookie McClung column recently. I’ve copied it here. How amazing to give someone the gift of an experience-of-a-lifetime. Every time the Chronicle reposts one of her columns, I remember I loved her writing more than anything else in the magazine while I was growing up. For those […]

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How long will you keep riding?

Dinnie Greenway

After my accident, many people asked me if I’d stopped riding. Honestly, that never crossed my mind. I was too concerned by figuring out how soon I could get back on my horse. While I do know people who have chosen to enjoy horses from the ground, rather than in the saddle, I’d like to […]

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