Feature Articles

Horse Power Therapeutic Horsemanship Program

January 2008Celebrates 20 memorable years. Horse Power Therapeutic Horsemanship Program at Pony Farm, located in Temple, New Hampshire, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. The program provides courage, hope, and self-confidence for those coping with physical, emotional or learning challenges. Focusing on the healing bond between horses and humans, it brings smiles and laughter, as well as tangible therapeutic…

The Benefits of Joining Equestrian Associations

January 2008 Joining equestrian associations and riding clubs is for everyone, from the pleasure horse owner to the international competitor. Trail riding, showing, education, new friends—there’s something for all of us. Competitions Many clubs organize horse shows, either one or a series throughout the year. These may be simple schooling shows suitable for inexperienced riders, riders wishing to compete in…

Horse Lover’s Holiday Shopping Guide

December 2008The holiday season is here! In anticipation, store shelves are lined with holiday decorations, tasty goodies and great gift ideas. If you haven’t made it all the way through your shopping list yet, read on to get some creative gift ideas for your fellow equestrians, trainers and the young horse lovers in your life. Our gift ideas are sure…

Helpful Advice For Finding a Missing Horse

Last month we discussed how horses can help to find missing people. This month, we tackle the topic of lost horses. In recent months, news has spread about the ongoing search for a missing horse in Massachusetts who was still missing at press time. Surprisingly, the problem of horses getting lost while riding or camping is not uncommon. In remote…

The Art of Sleighing

December 2008It is January 1894, and a substantial amount of snowfall covers the city of New York. The mad rush of enthusiastic sleigh drivers creates a mess of Sixth and Seventh Avenues before the light rollers can roll the streets. Central Park, however, resplendent with fresh snow on its gentle slopes, presents itself with good footing. The morning hours become…

The Standardbred

December 2008From racing to trail riding, meet a versatile breed whose talent, heart and temperament make them the ideal choice. Standardbreds are widely known for their speed and athletic ability, as seen in races at tracks across the country. Their captivating performances, heart and talent are admired and revered by racing enthusiasts and horse lovers everywhere. You may be surprised…