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Safety

Being safe with horses is key for every equestrian. Learn how to keep you and your horse safe in the barn and during riding excursions with the Horse Illustrated archives. Our articles provide basic guidelines for safety while riding, ground handling, trail riding, trailering, showing, and in other horse situations. In addition, readers can learn more about barn safety since being safe at the barn and safe on the farm is of utmost important. Farms offer a lot of opportunities for mishaps and accidents, that is unless the proper precautions are taken to ensure all areas of the farm are safe for people and animals alike. New riders should always look for a safe barn to ride at so safety practices can be modeled, and the new rider can learn from example.

Vet Adventures: Angel or Demon? One Pony’s Very Bad Habit

Marvin the pony was a rare find, and his owners knew it. When young Lucas went for a ride, Marvin…

2 months ago

Your Trail Horse Threw You Off…Now What?

On August 12, 2017, Trina Ockenfels and her horse Tiger went on an average trail ride with a group of…

4 months ago

Importance of Wearing a Horse Riding Helmet So You Can Walk Away

How one mother has instilled the importance of helmet wearing to her sons while horseback riding. Jen Robertson has been…

1 year ago

U.S. Equestrian Announces Launch of USEF Helmet Research Safety Fund

U.S. Equestrian is pleased to announce the kick-off of the USEF Helmet Research Safety Fund, a fundraising effort to further…

1 year ago

Horse Owners Challenged to Rebound after Hurricane Laura

While horse owners in East Texas and along the Louisiana's Gulf Coast are still reeling from Hurricane Laura's aftermath, the…

1 year ago

Sound Sedation: Caring for Your Horse Before and Afterward

Inevitably there will come a time when your veterinarian will need to sedate your horse. It may be for a…

1 year ago

COVID-19 Challenges Veterinarians and Farriers to Keep Clients Safe and Engaged

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that entire equestrian competitions and series have needed to be cancelled, boarding barns were forced…

1 year ago

How Cold Is Too Cold To Ride Horses?

Winter may not be primetime for riding, but even when cold temperatures feel never ending, show and trail season will…

1 year ago

Social Media Craze Addressed: Ivermectin Unproven as COVID-19 Treatment

Social media platforms are lighting up about a recent Australian study on the possible antiviral effects that the drug ivermectin…

2 years ago

Maintaining a Boarding Barn Business Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The barn is a sanctuary; a place where you can run away from the stress of the day and escape…

2 years ago