Archive for 2015

Are You Fit Enough to Ride?

Picture: Three-time European Young Rider Champion Sanneke Rothenberger (riding Deveraux v. De Niro) mastered the fitness test with flying colors This article was originally published in April of 2012 by St.Georg The article was written by Kerstin Niemann and translated with permission of www.St-Georg.de into English by Anna Bergenstrahle   “Our upcoming young riders are not read more…

If you want it – you can do it!

“If you want it – you can do it” is Sarah Attea’s motto. She is a professional barrel racer who grew up in Buffalo NY.  While she always owned and rode horses she did not have competitive horses. “I didn’t grow up in a rodeo family.  We always had horses however they were mostly ridden read more…

First Aid Kit Essentials

The purpose of this article series is to provide information that every horse owner should know when it comes to the health of their horses. From basic wound care to knowing when to call the vet, I hope I will be able to provide easy to understand knowledge that will improve your relationship with your read more…

Why do riders need core stability? How can you train it?

For a good and effective seat you need to place the middle part of your body in the correct position. Where you place your pelvis and hips is essential for your ability to have an effective seat. The middle part of your body (from the pelvis to the knee) needs to be steady, but at read more…

From Racing to Barrel Racing

If you are looking for a barrel racing horse your first choice would probably be a quarter horse. As a matter of fact – most people might assume that barrel racers pretty much exclusively use quarter horses! They are perfectly built for this job – fast, low to the ground and agile. Thoroughbreds tend to read more…

The Balios Sensor brings activity tracker technology to equestrian sports

There are so many apps out there today to manage your own workouts and activities. But until now, there’s been nothing specifically aimed at equestrian sports. That’s all changing! Imagine having a full set of data about your ride, right on your smartphone . . . the time you rode, the intensity of your workout, read more…

Rehabilitating after an injury

I am nearly an expert when it comes to rehabilitating horses from injuries, and not just because I am a licensed veterinary technician, but because I have a very accident prone off-track Thoroughbred. His injuries range from impaling himself in the abdomen on a fence post to rupturing his suspensory ligament, by himself out in read more…

The most COMMON deficiency in the equine diet

Feature photo by MelJane Photography We know good nutrition makes a significant impact on the health and performance of our horses.  Ensuring the horse has his nutrient requirements provided for is an important aspect of analyzing the diet and ensuring peak performance, but it’s only one part of the whole nourishment formula. As an equine read more…

My Makeover Journey: Navajo Bo – Challenges

It would be another month before I actually entered the 2015 TCA Thoroughbred Makeover.  During that time I learned of two new health diagnosis that were both considered chronic, medically.  Wow! Now the doctors had 4 labels for me.   Learning to relax for saddling   I recall lying on the bed in pain with nothing else read more…

Balanced diet – for horse and rider

Forage, hay, chaff, performance feed, electrolytes and hydration – all things that riders and horse owners deliberate over for their horses, but how many of them think about their own nutritional requirements. It is important to consider what you eat and drink, as well as your horse.   Feed your horse well and he will read more…