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Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Hope Ellis-Ashburn lives with her family on a century farm in the Sequatchie Valley of southeast Tennessee. Her latest book is Kimbrook Arabians: How an Unlikely Midwestern Couple Influenced an Ancient Breed.

Moody Mares: Curing Common Behavior Issues

By the time I arrived at the showgrounds with my mare, Sally, I had left nothing to chance. I was…

4 weeks ago

Stock Horse Breed Specialization

Although some breeds have always been known as specialists, several decades ago, it was easy enough to find one horse…

3 months ago

Teaching an Older Horse New Tricks

The classified ad read almost like a bad dream: “Unstarted 20-year-old grade palomino gelding for sale. Bought five years ago…

7 months ago

Nexus Equine 4-H Challenge: A Makeover Just for Youth

While equine makeovers are all the rage these days, most are for professional trainers or adults with the experience and…

9 months ago

Why You Should Participate in Horse Breed Association Recreational Riding Programs

Recreational riding programs have long been an essential part of most horse breed association’s offerings, because they help attract and…

9 months ago

Fostering a Horse

Nexus Equine Rescue, a rehoming partner of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Regional Support…

1 year ago

Seven Riding and Longing Exercises to Improve Your Skills When You’re Crunched for Time

Lack of riding time is a common complaint among adult amateur equestrians. Between professional careers, family commitments, and an often-overwhelming…

1 year ago

Making Horse Adoption Easier

What if adopting a horse became as commonplace as adopting a cat or a dog? The American Society for the…

1 year ago

Horse Adoption – Joining Forces

According to a recent survey completed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), over two…

1 year ago

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals as an Equestrian

Over a decade ago I was 50 pounds overweight. I was uncomfortable in all of my clothes, much less a…

2 years ago