Horse Safety for Kids

Horse safety for kids

Teaching horse safety for kids (and for adults) is one of the ways we can minimize the risk of enjoying horses. As a mother, I had one of those “uh oh” incidents years ago when my daughter was about four and I had just brought home a new horse. The first day I turned my […]

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#LRK3DE Virtual Event Starts NOW

#LRK3DE Virtual Event

For those suffering from Rolex Kentucky Three-Day withdrawal, the answer is clear: watch the LRK3DE virtual event! Even better, you can watch for free. Become a US Equestrian Fan Member and use the promotional code LRK3DE2. USEF Network is proud to host the first-ever #LRK3DE Virtual Event so you don’t have to miss the #BestWeekendAllYear! […]

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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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Transitions, transitions, transitions

Transitions, transitions, transitions

If location is key to real estate success, then the most useful training exercises available to every rider are transitions, transitions, transitions. I know I’ve written about transitions before, but I’ve been working with Zelda this spring, getting her back in shape, working on her balance and asking her to work more sharply off my […]

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Study shows helmets do not protect from lateral crush impact

Helmet study on side impact crush resistance

A study published in Applied Sciences suggests that current riding helmets do not prevent skull fractures in adults when crushed from the side, as may occur if a horse falls on its rider. The study team comprised Connor, Michio Clark, Pieter Brama, Matt Stewart, Aisling Ní Annaidh and Michael Gilchrist, variously affiliated with University College […]

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Take a Hike with Donkey-Donk

Take a Hike

Take a hike! That’s pretty much the way I’ve been getting outside during the coronavirus restrictions. While my hikes have not been as exciting as climbing Mount Washington, like the miniature donkey in Ellen Feld’s new children’s book, I can relate to the key message — that it’s important to get outside and enjoy the […]

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Protect yourself in style: Free Face Masks from Hunt Seat Paper Company

Free Face Masks from the Hunt Seat Paper Company

Stuff that bandana back in your pocket — the Hunt Seat Paper Company is offering FREE, stylish equestrian face masks with every order over $50. Now you can be both safe and stylish. Let everyone know you are an equestrian and wear yours with pride. Offer good while supplies last, so get your order in […]

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Hobby Horse Dressage

Hobby Horse Dressage

Dressage Anywhere is running online hobby horse classes, with 80% of the entry fee going to NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 fund. The competition runs from April 16-April 30. Dressage Anywhere is running Novice, Grand Prix, Pony Club and RDA tests which may be ridden in any size arena and on any surface.  £8 of the […]

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