Horses teach us how to do a better job in relationships by demonstrating the power of trust, empathy and forgiveness.
Only when I stopped comparing my mare to my “once-in-a-lifetime” gelding did I realize just how special she is to me.
When you first take to the trails this season, be careful to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse.
He was never truly mine, but a horse named Tjitze taught me that life is too short to neglect a passion.
Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely.
Research shows that riders are more likely to be safety conscious if their fellow equestrians have similar habits and views.
Inspect four areas to make sure your bridle and saddle are in good shape.
With trails these days more crowded than ever with runners, bicyclists and more, try to make your encounters with other users as pleasant as possible.
Buying a young horse at the age of 66 may not sound like a good idea. But it has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
By the fall of 2018, horses competing in the hunter/jumper, jumper and equitation divisions must be ID microchips.
If your horse develops severe muscle cramping, call your veterinarian, then keep him still and comfortable until help arrives.
A rescued horse and a troubled girl find their way together as they tackle the challenges of a new sport.
Here are 10 ways to ensure that your sessions with a riding instructor are as enriching and enjoyable as possible.
In this excerpt from her new book, Riding Through Thick & Thin, author and equestrian Melinda Folse describes how taking care of your body can help you become a better and happier rider.
Only with age and wisdom did I come to appreciate how much my mother’s horse meant to me.
If a horse doesn’t have good self-carriage at slow speeds, he will only have more trouble at faster gaits.
Several physical problems may make it uncomfortable for a horse to go down a slope.
When I searched for a quiet beginner’s horse, I found my perfect match in the last place I would have expected.
My weight loss journey helped me become healthier, stronger and more confident---and it made me a better rider.
If you want to shape your horse’s performance and gain his trust, you need to understand how he sees the world.
With the help of my beautiful mare, I’ve learned how important it is to be in the right place at the right time.