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

6 Truths About Owning Mules

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Written by Maria Wachter, Contributor HorseNation.com Mules: 50% horse, 50% donkey, 150% themselves Mules are a lot like horses: after all their momma (or daddy, if you have a hinny) was one. They also are a lot different from horses. They are all unique and have their own personalities but there are a few things that [...]

Herd Dynamics Heard Loud & Clear

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Alice MacGillivray, PhD, is author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written for “women of age” who maybe considering horse ownership – first timers and re-riders alike.  Alice guides readers through scenarios that help dissect the reality of horse ownership from our childhood fantasies. An expert in adult learning, Alice explores ways we connect with horses as [...]

Hands Down the Toughest Frontier WARHorse That Ever Was – Stagecoach Mary

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

I must admit that once in a while I indulge in a pity party for myself. Oh my god, I have to wait 3 minutes for my lunch to heat in the microwave? You only have soft serve ice cream – what? No sorbet? The paraffin hot waxer is broken would I like a hot oil [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductee – Archer

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Australia’s Racing Hall of Fame is an exclusive club indeed. Established in 2000 as part of Australia’s Racing Museum, the Hall of Fame has inducted only 62 accomplished thoroughbreds to date. In 2017 four more remarkable horses were welcome to this distinguished guild. Our first 2017 AHF inductee won the first and second Melbourne Cups, [...]

They Survived Harvey but Texas Horses Still Need Help

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

While Florida and the U.S. east coast prepare for Hurricane Irma, folks in Texas (and Louisiana) are cleaning up from Harvey. Two weeks following Harvey’s August 25 landfall, many horses that survived the hurricane still need help, a lot of help, from temporary rehoming to veterinary care. Hundreds of rescue groups and volunteers have descended on [...]

Please, Please, Please

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Dear Appy, Features|Tags: , |

Dear Appy, I have a boss mare. She is a tiny thing who rules the other horses with an iron fist. She's always great with me, good ground manners, obliging for grooming, loves a bath and enjoys trail riding. I've had her since she was a yearling and she's in her 30's now. I have one [...]

Ways You Can Help – Hurricane Harvey

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Features|

Many of you have asked how you can help our horse friends in Texas and Louisianna. Listed below are several options with direct links to donation pages. Thank you in advance for any amount you are able to give. Houston SPCA: These are the amazing, seemingly tireless folks knee deep in water 24/7 rescuing and caring [...]

6 Reasons Why Old Horses Are the Best Horses

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Written by Kristen Kovatch, Managing Editor HorseNation.com (and draft horse driving enthusiast) for HorseNation.com. Whether you’ve worked with an old schoolmaster or have a pasture full of retirees at home, old horses find a way to weave themselves into our hearts forever. I’ve been lucky in my horse life to have worked with the full range of [...]

The King of Rock n’ Roll Loved Horses

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Elvis and Bear Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today (August 16, 1977). The King’s legacy lives on through his music and acting. But did you know Elvis loved horses, he rode and personally cared for his horses when he was at his home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1957, Elvis purchased Graceland, which [...]

Wild Horses Win in Court

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Forest Service to restore 23,000 acres for wild horse preservation in California. The land connected two existing protected horse territories creating a large area, approximately 246,000 acres, the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest. At issue, the [...]