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Interview with Mark Rashid

Interview with Mark Rashid

Written by: Mary Knetter When you think of martial arts, the image of a man dressed in chaps, boots and a cowboy hat doesn’t exactly come to mind. But Mark Rashid isn’t your typical martial artist. He’s a horse trainer and student of aikido who, with a unique combination of patience and insight, teaches riders [...]

Shoeing Horses with Portor Green – World Class Farrier

Shoeing Horses with Portor Green – World Class Farrier

Written by: Chenay Jordan Over the years, I have learned that probably the single most important person to have in your Rolodex of horse people is your farrier. I have also learned that the single most important aspect of owning horses is to be highly educated about horse shoeing. Unfortunately, learning this has taken my [...]

An Interview with Al Dunning – Great American Horseman

Interviewed and Written by Chenay Jordan: “There is so much beauty in horses,” Al Dunning says and his new book The Ultimate Level of Horsemanship- Training Through Inspiration conveys just that. Drawing from a lifetime of personal experience, Dunning teamed up with writer Tammy LeRoy and acclaimed photographer Robert Dawson to bring readers into the [...]

Cooling Down a Horse Correctly

Cooling Down a Horse Correctly

Written by: Wendy LaFond Cooling down your horse properly after a strenuous activity is just as important as warming up before. To ensure the health and well being of your mount a good exercise regime is imperative. Just as we have a warm up and cool down period when we workout, so do horses need [...]

Riding Horses Bareback to Become a Better Horseman

Riding Horses Bareback to Become a Better Horseman

Written by: Sarha Williams For centuries, people across the globe have created relationships with horses for various reasons. In ancient times, horses provided valuable means for transportation, farming, and labor, and in modern times, people have began to appreciate horses for more recreational purposes. Still, one thing has remained constant throughout the ages, a good [...]

Top 5 Horsemen in America

Top 5 Horsemen in America

Written by: Matthew Brendal It is a tough call to pick the top 5 horsemen in America today. America has produced and continues to produce so many great horsemen. Many times people are considered great because of their accomplishments such as amount of wins or volume of consistent performance in competition. To me a great [...]

Top 5 Horse Breeds for Trail Riding

Top 5 Horse Breeds for Trail Riding

Written by: Holle Abbee I’ve owned and trained several horse breeds and have used all of them for trail riding. While practically any breed can be successfully trained for trails, some breeds naturally lend themselves to superior trailing because of their calm dispositions, even temperament, and physical agility. For a superior trail mount, you want [...]