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The True Cost of Riding

Riding is considered an expensive sport. There are a lot of factors to consider before you sign up! You’ll experience both initial expenses for things like tack and riding equipment and ongoing costs related to lessons and horse care. There are ways to reduce certain fees, but you should…

Fuel Your Body for Riding

Often, riders focus on their horse’s nutrition but neglect their own. Your horse isn’t the only athlete in this partnership. If you want to keep up with the demands of riding, then your body requires proper nutrition and exercise. Even basic barn chores and a leisure trail ride burn…

Skijoring: Ski Boots, Spurs & Horses

Those that enjoy extreme winter sports will love skijoring.  Basically, it’s skiing behind a horse. The sport has been known to draw quite the crowd in North America. With speeds upward of 35 mph and various jumps, it’s no wonder spectators pour in to watch competitions.

Not only is this…

Riding in the Snow

A fresh blanket of snow may look nice to some, but to riders it can mean hazardous conditions. Riding in the snow can be beautiful and even fun. However, it must be done with caution. It can be hard to tell what’s lurking underneath or how slippery the ground…

The No Stirrup November Challenge

On November 1st riders across the United States dropped their stirrups for the ‘No Stirrup November Challenge’. Most equestrians are not sure how this trend started, but it has been going strong for quite a few years now. If you want to improve your position and strengthen your legs,…

How to Develop Your Horse’s Topline

Your horse should naturally have a good topline. There should be a smooth line from their neck to their nail. Unfortunately, potential issues can arise. An improperly fitted saddle, starting a horse too young and lameness are just a few reasons why your horse may have a weak or…

Top Riding Destinations for Fall Foliage

Autumn is one of the best seasons for trail riders to enjoy the fall foliage. The crisp air, blue skies, and trees full of color are just a few highlights. From daytime rides to overnight camping adventures, all riders can enjoy the spectacular scenery of fall. Saddle up for…

English Riding Tips for the Western Rider

However, when I later leased my first horse, a retired hunter jumper named Lady, I would soon discover the world of English riding. The young woman who owned Lady gave me her old English saddle and also gave me a few lessons in the riding style, which I would…

Getting Back in the Saddle

I was heavy into barrel racing and swore that even the birth of my first child wouldn’t change my ways. However, fate had other ideas…

 
Life Happens
It wasn’t a sudden shift, like one day I decided I no longer had time to ride. Rather, this life adjustment came about slowly…