Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge 2016

An entertaining “horsey” diversion to which we can all look forward this year! by Karen Prell So, here we are in late winter of the shiny New Year 2016. Okay, so in some parts of the country its not so shiny–– more like snowbound! But, take heart dear horse lovers. Even...

Yoga Stretches for Riders from Cowgirl Yogini Cathy Woods

Learn how to become more balanced in the saddle and a better equine partner with these basic yoga stretches for equestrians. by Cathy Woods I am a true believer that yoga practice enhances living on so many levels, making it a practice suitable for everyone. Yoga is a practice of awareness, th...

Using Yoga Principles To Improve Horsemanship, From Ground to Saddle

Cowgirl and Yogini Cathy Woods shares how to use yoga to become a more aware and conscious rider. by Cathy Woods As a yoga teacher of 26 years and long-time trail rider, it was a natural, organic process that my passions combined, as there are many similarities between the two. Both yoga and h...

Ride and Tie:  Trail Running, Endurance Riding, and Strategy

Gain a newfound respect for the meaning of teamwork in this fun and competitive sport. by Jocelyn Pierce Ride and Tie is not your typical endurance ride. A team of one horse and two people race on a predetermined course while taking turns riding and running. Depending on the race, courses are ...

Miniature Horses as Service Animals

You’ve heard of using dogs as service animals, but what about horses? Learn why mini horses are viable and effective guides. by Jocelyn Pierce The Guide Horse Program was founded in 1999 as an experimental program, to assess how miniature horses could provide assistance to visually impai...

How to Get Involved with Equestrian Skijoring

If you’re ever wanted to try this daring and fast paced sport, look no further! by Jocelyn Pierce Equestrian Skijoring, now a popular competitive sport, has been around since the 14th century, where it was originally used as a method of travel in Scandinavian countries. Simply put, horse...

Equestrian Skijoring

Love riding? Love skiing? Skijoring may be for you! Learn more about this daring and competitive sport popping up around the U.S. and abroad. by Jocelyn Pierce It was only a matter of time before cowboys in snowy mountain towns grew bored in the off-season and wondered what might happen when y...

Halloween Costumes for Horses

Spooky or cute, these creative horsey Halloween costumes are lots of fun! Get inspired for this year’s festivities and play dress up with your favorite equine!  Have you ever created a Halloween costume for your horse? We have and know it's a fun way to truly be a team during this...

Al-Marah Arabians: A Legacy Continues

From the Arabian Nights Dinner Show to farm tours and interactive experiences at Al-Marah Farms to The Black Stallion Literacy Program, learn about the ways you can get involved with Al-Marah Arabians and their legacy.  By Karen Prell Once upon a time in a beautiful sunny place called Flo...

Military Veterans, PTSD and Horse Therapy

by Jocelyn Pierce Throughout the United States’s military history, the horse served bravely alongside man. Horses continued to be important components of combat until the end of World War I when warfare changed completely. Today, horses still help military veterans, though in a different w...