Your Horse’s Fear of Puddles Turns Out to be Dead Right

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Okay, you win this one, Sprinkles. But I’m sticking to my guns on leaves and plastic bags. We’ve all been there. It’s been raining cats and dogs, but the clouds have parted enough to squeeze in a 20 minute ride, and you don’t care how much mud you’ll have to curry off or how much laundry [...]

Equestrian Sports You’ve Never Heard of – Pack Burro Racing

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , |

Written by Kristen Kovatch, Managing Editor, HorseNation.com and intrepid driver of Percherons. Originally published June 6, 2017.  Part marathon, part in-hand endurance racing, 100% awesome. It’s an official Colorado summer heritage sport. It has a Triple Crown. It has its own “ass-ociation” (its phrasing, not mine) and members and by-laws. It’s pack burro racing, and it [...]

Liberty Training – Improve Your Relationship with Your Horse

June 6th, 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 [...]

Top 10 Things People Need to Stop Saying to Adult Horse Girls

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Written by Karlie Mitchell for HorseNation.com Karlie Mitchell is sick and tired of her equestrian lifestyle being treated like something she’s supposed to grow out of. Any #WARHorse can give testimony that these questions are still regularly served up well into our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. Karlie Mitchell hanging out with a friend [...]

Equestrians Anonymous: Check Out Our Revamped Forums

April 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Kristen Kovatch, Managing Editor HorseNation.com, has been busy spring cleaning our forums at Equestrians Anonymous. They are revamped, renovated and ready for some discussion. Tell us all about it Kristen! Spring cleaning is good for the soul: who doesn’t secretly relish emptying out their tack trunk, sorting through all the mismatched polo wraps and boots, cleaning [...]

Advice for WARHorses Interested in Buying a Horse

March 28th, 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 [...]

The Struggle Is Real: Breaking In New Tall Boots

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Written by Meagan DeLisle and reposted with permission from HorseNation.com. Is there anything as beautiful in this world as a newly unboxed pair of tall boots? A few things might run a close race, but I was awestruck as I opened the lid of the box containing my gorgeous new Ariat Heritage Contours. The pristine new [...]

Everything You Never Knew You Never Knew About Sleigh Bells

December 20th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted by our friends and content partners, HorseNation.com in 2015. Managing Editor, Kristen Kovatch wrote this delightful post delving into our passion for holiday jingle bells. Kristen knows of what she writes, she drives a team of Percherons! We sing about them, decorate our Christmas cards and ugly sweaters with them, and love to hear [...]

A Determined Woman’s Life in the Spotlight – Therese Renz

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Written by Lorraine Jackson and reposted with permission from HorseNation.com Some photos are so captivating, they can instantly evoke a full experience. I see this photo, and I can feel the cool metal grandstands. I can smell the faint smoke of firecrackers and firey hoops. I can hear the cacophony of pipe organs and crowds and [...]