I was honored to be asked to speak at St. Mary of the Woods College on Friday, January 29, during their Mane Event, a special gathering focused on careers in the equine industry. This was the second time I've attended the event, and I love the excitement that the staff builds with the students to learn about life after college.
When asked by the Equine Chronicle, it seems like it could be a relatively easy next step: regulate horse racing nationally, regulate the performance horse industry next. But could government oversight of the performance horse industry (shows, rodeos, expositions) be the next step?
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 freelance writer and social media marketer Megan Arszman travels to Los Alamitos, Calif., to speak about marketing for racetracks and racing groups at the 2018 American Quarter Horse Association Racing Summit on November 14-17. The Racing Summit is an educational event held in conjunction with the Bank of America Challenge Championships at Los Alamitos … Continue reading Arszman to Speak at AQHA Racing Summit
One of my favorite things to do is write profiles on the people of the horse industry. I love to tell their stories, and to share with the world something that maybe nobody else knew. When I am assigned a story about a subject whom you think everyone knows everything about, I see it as … Continue reading Keeping Up with the Johnsons
I know this post is more than a month overdue, but I wanted to share some of the excitement from my trip to the American Horse Publications Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona, in June. As you may recall, I was a finalist in one category, plus I had an article that was submitted by a client, … Continue reading Saddle Up for Scottsdale
Summertime means road trips, and for a lot of horse people, that means taking your horses with you--whether it's for a horse show circuit or a long weekend of trail riding. And, if you're looking to purchase a new ride for your horses, it's a lot more than just choosing gooseneck or bumper pull. In … Continue reading Trailer Shopping? Be Ready to Hit the Road
I'll the first to admit that if it weren't for my mother, I probably wouldn't be a horsewoman. I also wouldn't be into dog agility if it weren't for my father and mother, and my mother's mother... So many things that we get into are because of the generations before us. Which is why it … Continue reading Grand Generations: Passing Down the Love of the Quarter Horse
October means it's time for the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. It's the mecca for anyone showing stock horse--thousands of people make the pilgrimage to the Ohio State Fairgrounds to show, shop, and just experience the world's largest single-breed horse show. While working on another article for The Equine Chronicle, I met … Continue reading Behind the Stall Door: Extremely Hot Chips
Earlier this week I was excited to find out that an article I wrote for the American Quarter Horse Journal was awarded Honorable Mention in the Production/Management class for association magazines at the Livestock Publications Council awards. The article was on handling stallions, and that now all stallions are the same and they're not all … Continue reading Livestock Publications Council Awards