How NOT to fund your riding lifestyle

On February 14th, Rita Crundwell — named the leading owner by the American Quarter Horse Association for eight consecutive years prior to her arrest — was sentenced to 19 1/2 years in prison for embezzling $53 million from the City of Dixon, IL. The “Quarter Horse queen”, who, like a celebrity was known on the […]

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Have halter horses become the bodybuilders of the equine world?

The American Quarter Horse was the first breed that was developed in the U.S. The breed originated from Arabian, Turk and Barb breeds and was named for it’s ability to run a quarter of a mile faster than any other breed. An extremely versatile breed, they are known especially for their “cow sense”, their athleticism […]

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Understanding conformation: how form influences function

There is no such thing as the perfect horse. However, how the pieces of a horse “fit together” can significantly influence how that horse performs and help that horse stay sound throughout its career. For any discipline the overall balance of the horse is important. However, when you start looking at different disciplines, you look […]

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