Shortly after graduating from college, I went rogue. Instead of accepting a “normal” job, I turned to the horse business. My parents were not thrilled, but accepted the inevitable. I had grown up in a “non-horsey” family, resolutely collecting horse figurines, reading equestrian books and asking for a pony. The pony never came. My parents hoped I would outgrow the notion. I didn’t.
At college, I would sneak away to ride at a local stable. Summers were spent giving riding lessons at summer camps. When I had my degree I headed to New York, where I began learning from the best instructors in the business. Before long I was coaching young riders, showing hunters and jumpers, and buying, training and selling horses off the track.
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PROGRESS AND STRUGGLE IN SENIOR HORSE CARE
A study from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University confirms what many dedicated horse owners have long known: Caring for a geriatric horse with a chronic health condition can be a significant physical and emotional burden.
THREE WAYS TO PREVENT BLANKET INJURIES
Of all the things your horse could injure himself with, his blanket seems an unlikely candidate. But don’t rule it out. Blanket mishaps do happen and they can be serious. Here are three things you can do to avoid them:
PUT AN END TO BARN DRAMA
While it’s impossible to prevent all discord at the barn, conflict resolution techniques can help solve problems, restore calm and enable everyone to enjoy their horses.
The turning point
You don’t always get the horse you want, but sometimes you get the one you need.
A FOREVER HOME
How a Facebook post led to a midnight rescue and an unexpected partnership
Nice work if you can get it
A career focused on horses is not for the faint of heart but the rewards are many and can last a lifetime.
MAKE WINTER EASIER FOR YOUR OLD HORSE
The season ahead may be hard on aging horses in cold climates but with some planning and preparation you can help yours sail through until spring.
7 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT TETANUS
With modern vaccines and wound management practices, tetanus is almost a thing of the past. But the threat persists, so it’s wise to remember which horses are most at risk and why.
THE FIRST AMERICAN “SPORT HORSE” BREED
The very name of the American Standardbred reflects the performance requirement established at the inception of the breed. Here’s how genetics, conformation and training came together to create horses that could trot a mile in 2:30 or less, or pace it in 2:00 flat.
THE 6 WAYS HORSES LEARN
You’ll be more successful in teaching your horse new skills or maneuvers if your lessons, timing and tasks are aligned with his natural modes of acquiring information.
You're Gonna Get on a WHAT?
Traveling in the Times of a Pandemic
CARVE OUT A CORNER OF YOUR OUTDOORS FOR LUSH, LAIDBACK LIVING
Everything You Need To Know About Air Conditioners
If you are like most South Africans, you know that our hot and humid summers can be extreme! Installing an air conditioner just might be what you need.
The Opportunity Cost Of Buying Your First Property
It is true that for most people, rent is one of the biggest monthly expenses. Should that money rather be used to purchase property instead of ‘paying someone else’s bond’?
ग्रीष्म ऋतु में होनेवाले त्वचाविकार एवं उपाय
जलद गति से पुनः निर्माण होते है एवं चिरकाल तक चलते है इसी कारण इनके उपायों की योजना करते वक्त सर्वांगीण विचार करना अत्यंत जरूरी है।
“People look for quirky things and innovative concepts in summers”
Amit Johari, Co-Founder, House Of Commons, which is located at Connaught Place, Central Delhi, talks to FoodService India about how summer trends differ from the other seasons in terms of the choice of beverages & appetisers, and on the profitability prospects for restaurants during the season.
Summer Skin Care
Cleansing and refreshing the skin assume more importance during summers for removing sweat and oil deposits. Impurities and pollutants tend to adhere to oily and sweaty skin. Overexposure to the Sun and chemical pollutants in the water and air can lead to Sun tan, Sun burn, skin sensitivity, heat rash, pimples and acne
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समर फैशन ट्रेंड फॉर गर्ल्स
समर सीज़न में गर्ल्स के लिए क्या रहेगा फैशन ट्रेंड में इन, क्या बन सकता है उनकी वॉर्डरोब का पार्ट, जानिए इसके बारे में
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