Wednesday, March 3, 2021

EquiFit Manufactures Face Mask to Help Fight Coronavirus

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Across the globe, people are working together to help one another in times of crisis. That is nothing new in the equestrian community, whether it is fires, flood, or other needs, our...

Therapy Barns in the Wake of the Corona Crisis

BY KARLA CAMPBELL As the pandemic spreads across the country, barns are continuing to have to close their doors to their students. From elite training facilities to small town schooling barns, everyone is taking a...

Horseback Across Three Americas

By Verne R. Albright Verne R. Albright’s expanded rewrite of the  Best Selling book about his 1966-1967 Peru-to-California ride – entitled Horseback Across Three Americas – will be for sale in the late summer...

For the Love of Clarence

By Noreen Hyde Something had to be done about Clarence, and fast. He’d been boarding at the local kennel, The Loving Paws, and even though Clarence knew it well due to his twice-weekly doggie daycare...

Tips to Keep Your Barn Safe From Spreading Coronavirus

BY LAUREN MAULDIN You can't deny it—we're in interesting times right now. In the span of about a week, the coronavirus went from being "just the flu" mostly in other countries to an invisible threat...

Fit to Ride: Strength Training

By Kim Harries Whether you prefer to workout in the gym, at home, or one-on-one with a trainer, the benefits of strength training can be experienced in the saddle and in our every day lives,...

Fit to Ride: Fitness on the Go!

By Kim Harries Demonstrated by Jessica Fulcher As equestrians, we all know how important it is to keep our horses in their optimal condition. We go to great lengths to make sure that they are...

Horse Games Are Trash and I’m Over It

BY EMILY TAPLEY Let me take 5 minutes out of your day to fill you in on why I'm so annoyed. I started playing games as young as 6 years old. As far as I can...

Who Says You Can’t Get Married at the Barn?

BY LISA MAE DEMASI On Thanksgiving weekend I sat atop Shadow, one of the two lesson horses I ride, just outside the indoor, wallowing in the delight of being at the barn as I chatted...

Camp Hobbit Hill: The Riding Camp of Your Dreams

By Jess Clawson A sleep away camp with horses, art, leadership building activities, and all sorts of adventures might sound like it’s straight out of Show Strides or The Saddle Club, but the founders of...

Timely Advice: Are Your Watches Protected?

By Rand Silver, Global Director, Art Collection Management, AIG Private Client Group In November 2019, a Patek Philippe “Grandmaster” watch fetched $31 million at Christie’s Geneva. This result was more than 10 times the pre-sale...

Fit to Ride: Pilates

By Kim Harries No matter what style of riding you prefer, having a strong core, and balanced muscles will benefit both you and your horse. What happens when your horse spooks? Are you able to...

Why This Straight PonyMomAmmy Cares About LGBTQ Safe Spaces

BY PONYMOMAMMY It is not very often that I feel disappointed in our horse community. Frankly, you are far more likely to find me shouting from the rooftops about how you would be hard pressed...

The Future of Equestrian Money Management

By Jess Clawson Equestrian sports have seen tremendous evolution over the past two decades. From drastic improvements in veterinary technology to a whole host of new divisions at the horse shows, things are changing. Robin...

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years I have heard legends about the number of wild horses...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time spent riding in lessons and hacking on your own enough?...

The Breakthrough I Witnessed in the Healing Power of Horses

BY LISA MAE DEMASI I’m all in for “anything horse.” Riding, grooming, sharing a horse’s space, stroking a muzzle emanating every fiber of love of my being for the creature, whispering sweet nothings into his...

10 Decorated Barns to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you decorate your barn for the holidays or not, it's hard to deny how picturesque a bright wreath can be under a snowy roof. Now, anyone who takes care of livestock during the...

Educating the Veterinarians of Tomorrow While Caring For the Horses of Today

Palm Beach Equine Clinic Internship Program Brings the Best to Horse Sport BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA When Dr. Scott Swerdlin of Palm Beach Equine Clinic considers the most rewarding part of being an equine veterinarian, he...

Why Get a Dog?

BY HEATHER SIEGEL We go to the pet store on weekends, the place we know never to get a dog, regardless of their no-puppy mill pledge. But that’s because we are not here for a...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my kilt, as any good Scotsman would,...

Pierce the HeArt Lessons Offer Sanctuary in Our Busy Lives

BY JESS CLAWSON Most of us would agree that we’re living in stressful times. Between student loans, national and international political tensions, and what can seem like a never-ending stream of bad news, we all...