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Conserving Land for Equine Use

What would happen if horse trails ceased to exist, facilities to board your horse disappeared, and hayfields were replaced with shopping malls? Learn about Equine Land Conservation Resource, an organization working to ensure that land for equine use remains part of our communities. by Jocelyn Pierc...

Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol and Getting Involved

Learn about this private mounted patrol organization and how you and your horse can get involved. by Jocelyn Pierce Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol (A&O) is oldest and largest private mounted patrol, regularly providing security at music festivals, shopping centers, sports venues and other ev...

The Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

When you partner with a 1,000-pound horse, you gain incredible confidence to feel empowered in facing the challenges of your own life. Therapeutic horseback riding promotes horses as stewards to help broad populations of individuals with emotional, physical and/or cognitive challenges progress in ...

Horses Are Good Medicine in British Columbia

Leadership coach and horse lover Hillary Schneider shares how horses help her and others and serve as very good medicine. Ever since I was a little girl I have found that something was special about horses. I felt myself with them. In a world that can sometimes feel harsh and judgmental, ho...

Dream Jobs: Professional Polo Player Sunny Hale

Sunny Hale has conquered her goals and inspired many fans with her equestrian career. by Karen Braschayko From winning titles to developing tournaments, Sunny Hale has become a passionate ambassador for the players and horses of polo. Her life of adventure and travel began young, and she has...

Hurricane Harvey Updates on Relief for the Horses

In August 2017, one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history hit the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana mercilessly. Many people were displaced from their homes and extensive flooding led to the injury and death of both people and animals in the area. Hurricane Harvey had a drastic impact on Tex...

Courtney Cares: The Grimshaw Equine Therapeutic Riding Program

Preparing Students for the Future of Equine Assisted Therapy. Equine-assisted therapy programs have been put into practice all over the country as a recreational activity for individuals with special needs. These programs help in a variety of ways, including developing and increasing differentia...

Dream Jobs: Life of a Horse Trainer

Top horse trainers, of any breed or discipline, live a life of complete dedication to horses and the horse industry. As any horse person knows, horses require a lot of care, a lot of money, and a lot of time; and horse trainers must work hard to ensure that their horses are well-rounded, well-behave...

The Chief Joseph Trail Ride

Learn about this historic, progressive trail ride that traces the route Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce took while fleeing from the U.S. Cavalry in 1877. by Jocelyn Pierce The Chief Joseph Trail Ride, hosted annually by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), is a progressive ride that follows the app...