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Horse Illustrated is excited to bring you the 2018 WEG Show, the premier podcast devoted to the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina. Tune in for an in-depth look at all the disciplines, athletes, venues and...
I’d worked with Holly before, an abrupt and unfriendly woman in her 40s. I always had a feeling that it wouldn’t take much to push her over the edge. She was impatient now, describing a broken and displaced incisor...
Like most of you, I love horses. I love all things associated with horses. I love the barn in a deep, quasi-spiritual way. The concept of “forest bathing”—soaking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors with positive...
I never should have stretched those extra few inches, reaching to hang my new floor-length curtain panel. Three days later, a sharp pain in my lower back and abdomen—unlike anything I had experienced before—ushered me straight to urgent care....
Nothing could be better than a ride through the countryside on a trusty trail horse. How about a glass of wine along the way or at the end of the day? From the Yakima Valley of Washington to Southern California’s...
Justify at the Belmont Stakes

Victory is Justified

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I looked up from my X-ray images on the computer screen to see a small crowd standing around my patient. The horse stood unhappily on three legs; I’d just finished taking pictures of the hoof and lower leg. I...
I am a deeply envious person. It’s a terrible trait. I complained internally for years that I’d never be able to lease or buy a horse. The ink was still wet on the agreement to lease my mare when...
Being a trail rider is fun, with trails providing new views and experiences. Taking your horse out of the arena can also really help build a confident and trusting partnership between horse and rider. The romantic picture of cantering...
Horse and dog in a pasture

Barn Dog Basics

There’s something about horse people and their dogs. Walk into the aisle of most barns and you’re probably going to find a dog or two accompanying the day-to-day routine of horse life. But it’s a relationship that doesn’t always work—you...
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