Vibration Platform Helps Horses Recover from Injuries

Vibration Platform

A couple of years ago, my daughter bought us a vibration platform. She extolled its virtues: the full body vibrations cause your muscles to contract and activate, it improves muscle tone, and increases your metabolism, circulation and bone density. And all you do is stand on one. Whole Body Vibration Therapy was originally developed by […]

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Tevis 2022 Results

Tevis 2022 winners Gabriela Blakeley and Pyro

In Massachusetts it’s been hot. Too hot for me to enjoy riding. Too hot for Zelda to be enthusiastic about being ridden. So when I watched some of the horse and rider combinations competing in the Tevis Cup two weeks ago, I was doubly impressed. Tevis is always a monster ride, with some of the […]

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7 STALL AND PASTURE TOYS FOR HORSES TO ENJOY

Horse toys

Watching Zelda flip her feed pan or pick up the hose and spray Curly, I’ve started to wonder if she’d enjoy having a few toys. I’d considered it when she was in a stall over the winter, but never got any further than putting up a scratching mat for her (so she didn’t knock the […]

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How to Bring a New Horse Home in 7 Easy Steps

How to bring a new horse home in 7 easy steps

Periodically, I invite other bloggers to publish an article on Equine Ink. This article is written by Brad Heath, who has owned and operated Double D Trailers in Wilmington, NC, since 1997. Brad has firsthand experience of being a horse owner, and what goes into the day-in and day-out of the equestrian lifestyle. Growing up, […]

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The Importance of Saddle Placement

Saddle Placement

Saddle fit is extremely important to the comfort of both the horse and the rider and there are a lot of coordinates that influence proper fit. However, one of the things I see most often when looking at pictures that people have submitted to evaluate if their saddle fits has more to do with placement […]

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The Palio of Siena

Palio

Imagine being transported back to medieval times, surrounded by a procession of men in armor, white oxen pulling carts, and the frantic hoofbeats of horses racing around a town square, piloted by jockeys who ride bareback. That’s exactly what happens twice each summer — on July 2nd and August 16th — when the Palio, is […]

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The Outhouse

The Outhouse

Summer temperatures are here, which means that Zelda and Curly are spending a lot more time in their run in shed. Run in hardly does it justice. The barn was built with a generous overhang and has a large matted area, more than enough space for the girls to hang out in the shade. There’s […]

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Charlie Mackesy Original Drawings on Sale by Sotheby’s

Charlie Mackesy

A group of 28 working illustrations from the award-winning book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by illustrator Charlie Makesy, is being offered in a selling exhibition by Sotheby‚Äôs. I’ve loved his illustrations for many years, first following the artist on Instagram and Facebook. Although many of the drawings have already been […]

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