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How Mindful We Are – NOT

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , |

It was possible, I thought, that such distractedness arose from some evolutionary necessity. But I could not figure out how such fractured focus would have served us in the wild. In any case, it never fails amazing me how often during a 20-meter circle we riders drift off purpose. It seems like a small, clear task [...]

Ride and Breathe at the Same Time

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , , , |

There are many reasons for the breath to be free while riding. One is that you stay connected to your parasympathic nervous system – that is where calm lives – so not only will you stay in a good place emotionally, but your horse will sense this and stay calm too. Another is that breathing keeps [...]

This WARHorses’ Childhood Dream Comes True

September 7th, 2018|Categories: Community, Events, Features|Tags: , , , , |

From the time she was 11, Angela Wood dreamed of riding a horse across America. Over the next few decades, life offered its distractions but the dream was always in the back of her mind. A few weeks ago, Angela’s dream finally came true. At age 50, Angela set out on a 2-year nationwide trek, driving [...]

What Did You Call My Horse?

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , |

Our barn visitor offered her comments good-naturedly, but still I bristled. She had chuckled at one or another of Corazon’s antics and then called him a male diva. A what? I didn’t share her chuckle, puzzled as I was that anyone could see this leggy Andalusian as anything but majestic and regal, maybe even brawny. Her [...]

When Broccoli Met Bacon

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Community, Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

It’s still so darn hot out, but after a long day’s work I often want something really savory and delicious. But not bad for me. Or just a little bad for me. If I’ve thought ahead, I’ve made the incredibly easy dressing in the morning so it can blend. Then when I get home from work [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with endurance rider Joyce Sousa and LV Integrity

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , , |

He was tied alongside a trailer at an endurance ride, offered for sale. Covered with sweat, he frantically paced back and forth along on the tie. His selling points was singular and not impressive - he bucked off every person who ever tried to ride him. By the end of the day, there were no takers. [...]

WARHorses’ Interview – Milanne Rehor’s Determination to Return the Extinct Abaco Island Horse

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Milanne Rehor, 73, has devoted her life’s work toward the return the recently extinct Abaco Island Horse to the island, they once inhabited. As Program Director of Arkwild, Inc., Milanne, Mim, has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the breed. When the last surviving mare, Nunki, died 3 years ago, Mim was by her side. [...]

I LOVE my horse. I HATE math. When Worlds Collide!

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Features, Fun, Management|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I was born loving horses but math has never been my friend. I just don’t get it, never did, ergo I hate math. Initially I held my own against math – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – got it! Then in fifth grade I was introduced to fractions and that’s where math [...]

Happy Campers Improve Their Eventing Skills

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Training|Tags: , , |

Written by Martha A. Woodham Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken, SC, about the same time the 20 participants in the USEA Area III Adult Riders Summer Camp did. But did the wind and the rain—heavy at times—deter this group? “Heck no. We’re eventers!” was the rallying cry. Olympian Kim Severson of Charlottesville, Va., was the [...]

Lil Wheat-Free, Lower-Carb Maple Doughnuts

August 7th, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

For me, the hardest thing about eating lower carb is the lack of delicious bread. I grew up eating my mom’s fresh-baked bread right out of the oven, so hot the slices were messy and uneven and butter melted into it immediately. Nutty-tasting sesame seeds on the crust and pillowy softness inside. I ate a lot [...]