Need an extra set of hands at a show? ShowAssist may be the Answer

ShowAssist provides an extra set of hands

Who hasn’t gotten to a show and realized they need an extra set of hands? A groom or braider, someone who can help your horse relax at the end of the day with some bodywork or take them out to handgraze? ShowAssist, a new mobile app, intends to fill that gap. The Free App, which […]

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Freedom’s Feet Look Great!

Freedom's Feet look Great

It’s a rare day when my farrier tells me that Freedom’s feet look great. He has unfortunate Thoroughbred feet that grow slowly and are easily chipped. For the past few years, he’s thrived in glue-on Sigafoos, but, readers may remember that back in April, I decided to pull his shoes. Covid-19 concerns meant limited farrier […]

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Best Method for Cooling Hot Horses

Best Method for Cooling Hot Horses

With temperatures forecast into the mid to high 90s this weekend, I’ve been thinking about the best method for cooling hot horses. When it’s hot and humid like that it’s not just too hot to ride, it feels to hot to do just about anything. Just think of how bad it would be if you […]

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A cuff Bracelet for Horse Lovers

Equestrian Cuff bracelet

With plenty of time at home, surfing the Internet, I’ve been searching for an equestrian-inspired cuff bracelet — one that was fun, but didn’t break the bank. When I saw this, I could just picture it on my wrist. What do I like about it? I’ve always had a soft spot for South Western art. […]

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Carousel Horse Raffle Benefits Theraputic Riding Program

Carousel Horse Raffle Benefits Theraputic Riding Program

The Brewster (NY) Rotary Club is sponsoring a vintage carousel horse raffle to benefit the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding program. While this horse never graced a carousel, it is one of 1500 made for Applebee’s restaurant chain. This particular horse is approx 60”x40” and is hand-painted, signed and numbered by the artist. I don’t believe the […]

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Clover Slobbers

Clover Slobbers

No matter how much Zelda tries to convince me she’s not eating clover, the enormous amount of clover slobber running out of her mouth gives her away. The photo does not even come close to showing how much saliva has been pouring out her mouth. In fact, one of the more serious side effects of […]

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Ribbon Art

Ribbon Art by Katie Wee

Imagine turning your old horse show ribbons into a picture of your horse. That’s what Katie Wee does. When I see ribbon art like this, I really regret that I no longer have my ribbons. It takes a huge amount of skill and a tremendous imagination to see the potential. Katie, of Rancine, Wisconsin, started […]

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Saddle fitting for the horse in motion

Saddle fitting for the Horse in Motion

Just because a saddle fits a horse that’s standing still doesn’t mean it will still fit when the horse is moving, because saddle fitting for the horse in motion has to take into account how the horse’s back changes. I came across an interesting post on Facebook by Erica Allen, a certified independent saddle fitter […]

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