Athletes build the muscles they need in the gym, lifting weights and stretching to gain strength to perform at their best. The same goes for equestrians, but sometimes their workouts can only be done in the saddle. Oftentimes we see equitation on the flat patterns that require riders to ride in two-point and drop their … Continue reading No Irons November – All Year Long
Award-winning writer and editor Megan Arszman is proud to announce the expansion of her services via her independent communications company, MA Communications. On top of her ability to write attention-grabbing features, demystifying how-tos, and adrenaline pumping event coverage articles, she is also offering her experience as a marketing and communications expert to brands and businesses … Continue reading Award-Winning Writer Megan Arszman Expands Services
Jen Robertson has been riding horses all her life. A well-versed equestrienne from riding Arabians and Quarter Horses to now competing and training in hunter/jumpers, she can barely recall a day without riding. She and her husband, Brody Robertson, manage their farm, Altamonte Show Stable, in Ocala, Florida. Brody is an accomplished third generation Grand … Continue reading Helmets Help You Walk Away
In an age of maybe too much information floating around the Internet, it can be overwhelming for a business owner to know what to include in their website materials and social media campaign. Because they do not put out a publication or even an electronic newsletter, an owner might not think they need content on … Continue reading The Importance of Content for Promotion
Runhappy's first foals were born in Indiana in 2019, with hopes of more to come.
The barn is a sanctuary; a place where you can run away from the stress of the day and escape in an odor of leather, horse sweat and shavings. But, the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic have so many layers, from the government to small businesses to your local boarding barn. For most, that … Continue reading Maintaining a Boarding Barn Business Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
All it took was one post on Facebook from one of my good friends from college, and I knew I had to tell this story. In December and January, our news reels were full of images from the bushfires in Australia and the thousands of animals fleeing to survive. We were buried with cries to … Continue reading Surviving Downunder: The Drought in Australia
A little #FlashbackFriday for you... I wrote this piece for the August 15, 2016, issue of the Quarter Horse News, and while it's geared towards cutters, reiners and working cow horse riders, I feel like this could be a beneficial read for anyone who looks at clinics to improve something in their lives. For example, … Continue reading Questions Answered: Is a Clinic Right For You?
Anyone who's competed at an NRHA event can attest that the show management, judges and stewards take the rules seriously. Though procedures like pre- and post-checks, NRHA officials strive to keep every horse and rider legal and safe while they're competing. These checks at every reining show allow a carded equipment judge to check each … Continue reading Judge’s Chair: Pre- and Post-Checks at the Arena
Do you rely too much on others to keep your horse healthy? (From the November/December 2019 Equine Chronicle) The road to the Congress and World Show is a long one, made only longer depending on how far you actually have to haul your horse to Ohio and Oklahoma. During the trip, you may make a … Continue reading Basic Horse Care is More than Basic