Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Rediscovering the Joy of Horses When Showing Isn’t Possible

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I am, by my own definition, a competitive person. Don't confuse my lack of talent or success in this sport for not caring. I deeply want...

Saving Nation

By Kerry McNamara “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”...

15 Motivational Quotes to Help You Through Tough Times

Things seem hard right now. We're all struggling together in so many different ways, and the future can seem confusing. When you're struggling or things feel bleak, take a little extra time...

When We Finally Get Back to Horse Showing, I Promise to …

BY RENNIE DYBALL We’re not showing. Many of us aren’t riding at all. So, in these times of quarantine, what’s an equestrian to do? For starters,...

Take Care of YOU When You Can’t Visit Your Horse: Tips for Managing Your...

BY JANICE BYER You’ve heard it all, over and over… the steps to stay physically healthy during this pandemic… stay home, wash your hands, and social distancing (among other...

COVID-19 Begs The Question, What Do We Do Now? Keep Going!

BY JANE EHRHART Horse shows feel far away, and it doesn’t look like they will return anytime soon. During what would have been WEF 11, the music stopped for...

The Rescue Mission Continues at Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary

BY ELLEN DUPUY During such uncertain times in which all are experiencing a global pandemic, the horse rescue, Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, also known as AGES, located in Elkhart...

Handling Social Distancing and Horses: How Equestrians Can Safely Make the Most of It

By Emily Randolph/BarnManager  This time of social distancing and quarantine can feel scary, confusing, and strange – but it's also important to adhere to these measures in order to...

Five Ways to Support Your Fellow Equestrians During COVID-19

By Emily Randolph/BarnManager  From competitions being canceled further into the spring to many boarding barns now closing their doors to customers, the non-health-related effects of the global coronavirus pandemic...

Frank Madden Finds Opportunity in the Delayed Season

BY ELYSE SCHENK Thriving in the Spring sunshine of Wellington, Florida, top equitation trainer Frank Madden is hopeful for the 2020 show season. Currently, horse shows aren’t set to...

The Equestrian Corona Cruisers: Day 3 – Perspective

BY SISSY WICKES Without horse shows and the bustling season, Sissy Wickes joins a group of equestrians in Florida for cycling. Every day, safely six feet apart, they chat...

The Kindness Movement: Putting an End to Bullying in the Horse World

BY IZZY BAKER I have always had a deep connection with animals—especially horses. Their emotions are palpable. Their love is pure, and their energy calms me. 

A Forever Home: When Responsibility Doesn’t Stop After the Show Ring

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Many equestrians dream of being able to give their horses a forever home. For Lori Judd, that dream is a reality. “I know when I buy...

Hypocrisy and Horses: the Immigrant Workforce.

BY SARAH MASLIN NIR, THE RIDING REPORTER The post popped up on my Facebook feed this week. Never mind that the un-sourced numbers it contained were not remotely true,...

You Can Give Yourself Permission to be a “Bad” Horse Owner Right Now

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Typically, I am pretty hard on myself. My plate stays full, and I tend to beat myself up if I don't keep all the plates spinning...

Monday: A story of how I balanced being a professional and getting my degree

BY MEGAN ROSENTHAL 8:00am. I walk into Yoga and Meditation, a health and wellness credit class. I’ll admit, it's not the worst way to start off the week, but...

Your Greatest Potential for Success

By Cathy Penrod He who fails to plan is planning to fail. Winston Churchill It is said that if you don’t know where you’re going,...

Don’t Stop Dreaming When the World is on Pause

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I never thought I'd be living through a pandemic. None of us did. It certainly wasn't on our 2020 goals list or New Year's Resolutions.

From the Saddle to the Judge’s Seat Meet Bob Crandall

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Bob Crandall has been in the horse industry since he was twelve years old; as a rider, trainer, and judge, he brings years of experience and...

Is it Burnout or the Wrong Path? Changing My Dream to Become a Professional

BY FALVEY BRENNAN “I am over this, I’m just burnt out and can’t do it anymore.” I have heard these words many times from the mouths...

Why It’s Never the Pony’s Fault

BY PONYMOMAMMY I am firmly in the camp of never blaming the horse/pony when things go wrong. This concept has been engrained in me since I first put a...

On the Road to the World Show: Excuses, Excuses, and more Excuses.

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Well, the only thing that I can say I have successfully done is try to keep my head above water.  I thought the...