Advice and instruction related to equestrian activities including individuals or groups dedicated to specific sports or perspectives

You Can Improve Your Riding While NOT Riding

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , |

When you have learned off your horse how your hips and mid-section coordinate you transfer this learning, this improvement, right into the saddle. Do you ever feel stiff and uncoordinated in your riding?  Maybe you know what you want your body to do, but you can’t get it to do it.  You may be told [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: |

"Ask the Past" is a terrifically zany blog for bibliophiles. Drawing wisdom from antique texts, each post imparts strange advice with a modern zing. These ancient treasures have been exhumed by historian Elizabeth Archibald, who has a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Her research focuses on medieval education and the history of the book, and [...]

The Horses That Rock These Rolling Stones

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

For over 50 years they have epitomized the glitz and glam and indulgence of rock n roll stars. The Rolling Stones have lived life to the hilt since their first gig at the Marquee Club in London, 1962. A public life highlighted by performances, each member of the band has found ways to chill and relax. [...]

“The Fillies” of Nova Scotia – Horse Lovers, Trail Riders and Lifelong Friends

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , |

There is a group of women in Nova Scotia, Canada who regularly ride together. That’s not so unusual. Many of us meet up with friends at the barn or local trail to enjoy an afternoon with our horses. What is different about this group is that they ride every week come hell or high water and [...]

Horses Finally Caught After a Week on the Run

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

A pair of wily horses have been running loose in Sherill, New York gripping the community with their antics and headlining local news. WEDNESDAY A woman agreed to take in three horses for a family that could no longer care for them. When the trio was trailered to their new home, one horse walked into the [...]

The Sandwich Lope

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , |

When Western Dressage first established itself, we instructors struggled to describe the requirements of a “working lope” clearly enough for students. We wanted to be sure to differentiate it from the stilted gaits seen in the Western Pleasure discipline, and yet it was also not the animated jumping-across-the-ground canter of the traditional dressage world. It should [...]

Retired Doctor Gets a Surprise “Horse Call”

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Dr. John B. Martin, Jr., is a retired country doctor from South Carolina. He grew up on the family’s cattle farm with four sisters and two brothers then went to the Medical University of South Carolina. He worked as an Army doctor, stationed in Japan. When he returned to the US, he moved back to the [...]

WARHorses Guide to Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , , |

The US government has approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will allow the government operational funds through September. The budget was approved sans a particular proposal that had America’s horse lovers up in arms.  The proposed bill would have allowed the culling the tens of thousands of mustangs and burros held in government funded corrals [...]

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 [...]