Grandfather Delivers Promise on Horseback

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Hans Watzl, 62, fulfilled a big promise to his grandchildren this week – to pick them up from school on horseback. Certainly, a promise requiring careful planning but in this case complicated more when distance is factored. Watzl lives in a village near Nuremberg, Germany but his grandchildren attend school in Münster - 350 miles away [...]

Abandoned Mare Survives Winter’s Wrath

January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Valentine, a 6-year-old pack horse, fell ill during the fall hunting season at Bridger-Teton National Forest and was left behind by the outfitter company. Weeks later the mare was spotted by a trail groomer clearing snow. The dark-coated mare stood out against a blanket of deep white snow. She was gaunt pawing down snow drifts, nibbling [...]

The Thoroughbred Incentive Program Introduces Recreational Riding Program for OTTBs

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

To showcase Thoroughbreds that are not competing in shows but are still successful in a second career as recreational mounts, The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program. The program is designed for Thoroughbred owners who spend most of their time outside of the show ring, whether on trails [...]

Trail Riding Hobby

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

If you enjoy camping with your horse at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) in western Kentucky and Tennessee, or hauling in to ride the trails just for the day, it’s likely you will run into one particular “regular”. Lola Hobby probably knows the 100 miles of equestrian riding and driving trails better than [...]