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Our fearless vet plays a game of catch as catch can. The woman was not someone I knew, but she sounded nice enough on the phone. “Hello, Dr. Diehl. I’m very worried about my donkey. I’ve had him for several years,...
A riding adventure turns into a full-fledged affair. Riding through a lush meadow in Virginia’s glorious Shenandoah Valley, butterflies swarm. Orange monarchs and black-tipped blues flicker and flutter and sweep around the stalks of powdery goldenrod that stand as tall...
How horses can help improve mental health. When equestrians grow up and move on to adult life, they might find that it doesn’t necessarily include the horses they grew up loving. And that can be a harsh reality. For Barbara...
Whether you prefer to gallop across white sandy beaches or rolling green hills, Ireland has just the ride you’re looking for. The crisp clip-clop of steel horseshoes striking stone roads competed with the sound of surf crashing to shore as...
  It’s no exaggeration: horses are expensive. That said, you probably have plenty of horse stuff already factored into your budget, like feed and hay, boarding fees, and farrier visits. But what about those inevitable vet bills? Routine vet visits...
The call was for a pre-purchase exam on a fancy warmblood gelding. The potential buyer would not be present, but his trainer, a woman named Fiona, would be representing him and was authorized to make all decisions on the...
By Sheri Grunska My life changed completely a few months ago. I was in survival mode with my horse boarding business, and mentally it had gotten the best of me for a short time. However, I got a fresh perspective...
Yeehaw by Edward Dalmulder via flickr/CC BY 2.0   To stay on top of their game, athletes adhere to a strict training schedule. However, equestrians are often hampered by weather. Not every rider can take advantage of a covered arena to...
There's plenty of anecdotal and scientific evidence that shows how interacting with horses helps kids and young adults reduce stress, learn responsibility, and may even help improve cognitive abilities. But not every kid is born into circumstances where horses...
Horses of Disney

Horses of Disney

Photos courtesy Disneyland Resort Once upon a time, Disneyland was all about Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Sleeping Beauty. These days, a visit to Disneyland also embraces the 21st century with Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. Yet...
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