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This article was originally posted on September 10, 2015 Photos Courtesy of Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy   Every month, a group of military veterans travel from the Bay Pines Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Fla. to the Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding...
This article was originally posted on November 11, 2014 November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, a day set aside to recognize those who have served in the country’s armed forces. Originally designated Armistice Day and intended to...
Originally posted on November 27, 2014 Let’s be honest –is there anything about horses that we aren’t thankful for? We could probably spend a good portion of time just trying to name all of the things we appreciate about the...
I wiped my wet face with the sleeve of my shirt as I stepped away from the horse that was now facing me. His upper lip was flipped up and his head was high in the air, his owner...
"Sports psychologists in Lexington" Things were feeling desperate when I submitted that search query and scrolled the mostly unhelpful results. I’d been feeling like I was finally making some progress in my slow-moving journey into the sport of eventing. But...
What’s the magic formula to keep you in the saddle for your entire life? “Make it a priority,” says eventing gold medalist and Tevis Cup finisher Denny Emerson. The 77-year-old instructor and trainer rides up to five hours a day...
Doneky KitKat and Ryan Hall

IRL: Riding with Ryan

Every horse we ride teaches us something different. Ryan Hall, 17, has one equine in particular that has taught her tons: a donkey named KitKat. Ryan got KitKat as a companion for her old gelding. She was semi-wild and wouldn’t...
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Find Your Old Friend

Despite our best efforts, it’s all too easy to lose track of a favorite horse. They’re bought and sold, names are changed, and new owners may not always update the registration information. Since the beginning of social media, horse owners...
You’ve been horse shopping for a while, looking for that perfect partner. Well, you’ve finally found him—and he sailed through his pre-purchase exam with flying colors! While that might seem like the hard part, now is when you really have...
"I certainly dreamed of riding as a career—what girl doesn’t dream of going to the Olympics!” says Amy Cairy. Amy isn’t an Olympic rider, but her work helps to support Olympic-level horses: She’s the marketing manager for horse products made...
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