Posts featuring editorial, historical, informative content as well as interviews and equestrian profiles.

My Friend Fennel

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

For a long time I wanted to buy fresh fennel at the store because it looked so nice and smelled so good. But heck, I didn’t know what to do with it. Then one day awhile back I was gazing dumbly at a beautiful, haphazard fennel pile at the farmer’s market and my mouth started watering [...]

Elephants Find Comfort From Horse Product

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management, Products|Tags: , |

Gajraj, spent 70 years as a temple elephant before coming to Wildlife SOS (India) a rescue for India’s working animals. For decades, he walked on hot, unnatural surfaces that gradually led to compromised footpads worn thin, pink and painful. The rescue needed a solution to help Gajraj and many of their other rescued Asian elephants.  Veterinarians [...]

Walking Ground Poles

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , |

Modern science explains something the old school masters already knew For years, they sat on one end of our indoor arena—five ground poles anchored by concrete blocks. With unwavering consistency, we worked our horses over them once a week, either ground driving or riding. But it was not until the winter when my mom and [...]

Metro Meteor the Acclaimed Painting Horse Retires

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , |

Metro Meteor was a fierce competitor at the track winning 8 turf sprints and earning $300,000. After 3 years racing and 2 knee surgeries, Metro was no longer competitive and retired. Ron and Wendy Krajewski, who owned a percentage of Metro, decided to adopt him for themselves. They would give him a safe, forever home and [...]

83 Years Old and She’s Still Mustering Cattle

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

BackRoads is an Australian television program hosted by Heather Ewart. The show travels Australia’s backroads visiting remote areas and sharing remarkable, inspiring stories of regular, hardworking folk. The November 26, 2017 episode visited Corryong in north-eastern Victoria. Heather met Joan Sinclair, one of the region’s most devoted horse and cattlewomen. At 83 years old, Joan is [...]

One of America’s Greatest Olympians Ran Against Horses to Earn a Living

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , |

In 1935, at the age of 22, he set three world records and tied a fourth in less than an hour at the Big Ten Track Meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sportswriters dubbed it “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport!” The following year he won more Olympic gold medals than any man before him. Jesse [...]

If Life Hands You Lemons, Make Greek Feta Lemon Chicken Soup

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

By Loraine Fick When you think hearty, delicious simmering soup, you don’t usually think “this will ready in barely more time than it takes to microwave a burrito!” But this savory soup can be assembled and cooked so quickly you can whip it up any night of the week. The trick is slow-cooking the chicken while [...]

Enough is Enough

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Features, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Dear Appy. My horse has a glorious tail. He seems very proud of it but I worry. It seems the hair is getting too long. In particular it drags on the ground and sometimes when he steps backward he steps on it and scares himself. Should I cut a couple inches off the length, make it [...]

Digby – Guiding the UK to New Realms

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Management, Training|Tags: , , , |

Mohammed Salim Patel is a journalist for the BBC. The 23-year-old has a degenerative eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, and needs a guide dog to help him manage, but Patel has a phobia of dogs. Inspired by a documentary, Patel decided a guide horse was an ideal option. He has always loved horses, others were using them, [...]

How to Find the Perfect Horse

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , |

Professionial trainer, Jec Ballou found her perfect horse in a horse that isn’t perfect. What is the perfect horse? We trainers should have the experience to define one, to measure challenges versus desirables. After years of hands-on work and education, envy over other trainers’ successes, and hours flipping through trade journals or watching YouTube videos, [...]