Equestrian Life

Horses That Heal

Therapists did not recognize the advantages of horse-assisted therapy until Denmark's Liz Hartel, a rider suffering from polio, won a silver medal for dressage at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Since that time, therapeutic riding has grown throughout Europe,...
Admit it. You have an undying thirst for learning anything related to horses. You know what I'm talking about. Don't you start mentally salivating at the beginning of each month, waiting impatiently for your favorite horse magazines? Can you...
For some, a foray into the horse industry involves starting a company from the ground floor. Two women have done this, literally, by developing riding boots that have revolutionized equestrian footwear. Elizabeth Cross and Pamela Parker, co-founders of Ariat...
"I sold my first horse portrait when I was 13 for $3," recalls Joan E. MacIntyre. "Then I sold another when I was 18 for $35. I then quit my job and decided to become a horse painter. That's...

Telltale Teeth

We've all heard the saying, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." Why? Because you can determine a horse's age by looking at his teeth and it would be rude to try to put a dollar value on...

Finding Your Lost Horse

By Marcia King Not every missing horse falls afoul of crime. Some horses decide to leave on their own. Even so, it's important to recover your wandering horse as soon as possible. He could be a danger to himself or...
Therapeutic riding can be an emotional experience for everyone. I had been sidelined from riding because of muscular dystrophy, but I never lost my love for horses - just my ability to stay in the saddle. When I rode...
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