Safety Tips for Riders Caught in a Lightning Storm

2020-12-14T22:27:46+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , |

A single bolt of lightning can be hotter than the surface of the sun reaching 1 billion volts of electricity. Lightning occurs worldwide, most frequently along the equator and more so over land than sea. The United States for example sees an average of 20 million lightning strikes each year. A person’s chance of being struck [...]

This WARHorses’ Childhood Dream Comes True

2020-12-14T22:28:08+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Community, Events, Features, People|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 [...]

Grandfather Delivers Promise on Horseback

2020-12-14T22:28:55+00:00October 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

2020-12-14T22:29:27+00:00January 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

2016-11-02T21:37:37+00:00November 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

2020-12-14T22:29:34+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Breeds, Interviews|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 [...]

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