Check out this teaser from Backyard Horse Tales 2 – Frosty and the Nightstalker by Jackie Anton – for ages 8 to adult.
“All that Little Wolf saw were two glowing orbs moving toward him in the darkness, and he let out a howl that would have put a full-grown wolf to shame. He sure scared the poop out of me! I’d had more than enough of that game for the night.
Songbird must have squealed on her little brother. The next day, all the other children were teasing him relentlessly. Standing Bear took matters into his own hands and brought his little brother to see me in the daylight. Like I said before I’m not spectacular by the light of day, nor at all frightening. I was just another young colt with a dark coat, a small star, a sock on my right ankle, snowflakes on my rump, and black spots that were barely visible under my dark coat. In the winter I was almost black and my dark spots were invisible.
￼ In 1988, Mountain Horse founder Lars Sjöswärd created the world's first winter-lined equestrian riding boots - the Winter Rider, the hybrid riding shoes - Easy Rider and the well-ventilated and cozy Rocky Mountain riding jacket, all with his young daughter Catherina in mind. Lars wanted Catherina to be warm and comfortable while riding during Sweden’s harsh winters. 25 years later, Mountain Horse products are sold in 35 countries around the world. The company is still based on the same solid foundation as it was 25 years ago with fashion, function, comfort, durability, safety and innovation as its trademark features.
Story Via: Andrew Minnick
The 2013 USEF Open Pas de Deux National Champions made a statement on the world stage this weekend by winning the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting qualifier at the Stuttgart German Masters on Sunday. The Pas de Deux qualifier series is new this year, and the Stuttgart leg was only the second ever held. With the win, twenty-year-old Cassidy and eighteen-year-old Kimberly put themselves in good position to qualify for the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting Final in February, and became the first ever americans to win an FEI World Cup™ Vaulting qualifier.
Story by: Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett, Dressage Department Head, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
Recent comments on a Meredith Manor Facebook page got me thinking about the importance of groundwork with our horses. One alumnus asked for suggestions about a herd bound horse. Working the horse in the same pasture as his buddies was her only riding option. The horse worked willingly when riding toward the other horses but stubbornly resisted when turning away from them. Another wondered how to help a filly too scared to leave her side when she tried to work the baby horse from the ground in an arena.
Story Via: Kathleen Landwehr
A talented field of competitors entered the Kemper Arena on Saturday, November 16, in hopes of winning the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final at the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) American Royal National Championship. The judging panel comprised of Kim Cowart (Statesville, N.C.), Sandra Currier (Bellville, Texas) and Cecile Hetzel Dunn (Weirsdale, Fla.) unanimously declared Jessica Wuesthofen the champion. The Verona, Wis., native received the Gold medal after demonstrating her excellent equitation skills aboard Michelle Werry’s CH EQ Chanti’s Prayer both on the rail and during pattern work. By winning the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, she claimed the Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown after winning the National Horse Show "Good Hands" Final in October and the UPHA Challenge Cup earlier last week.