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Horse People

The horse industry is full of stories about interesting horse people from various disciplines, breeds, and styles of riding. Read their stories in Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines. See how others triumphed over a challenging riding or training situation, interesting feats riders have accomplished, and how others have overcome the odds for a big win at an equestrian competition. Learn how some have spent their lives helping horses and/or riders, either through rescues, therapeutic riding programs, or through charities that they are passionate about. Find inspiration and connection from the lives of other passionate horse people, including horse owners, riders, and those who love horses.

Equine-Assisted Therapy for Mental Health

The symptoms seem to come out of nowhere. The day feels fine—normal even, if there is such a thing. And…

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Overcoming Fear After a Riding Accident

When I got back into riding five years ago, it had been eight years since I had really been around…

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Coming Back to Horses as an Adult Equestrian

I grew up riding horses. I was obsessed. I had a collection of Breyer models, copies of Horse Illustrated magazine,…

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Wally the Western Dressage Horse

If anyone could be labeled a hunter princess, it was me. For nearly four decades I strove for the perfect…

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Brooke USA: Welfare for Working Horses

A Pakistani man pours jet-black lumps of coal into oversized sacks strapped to the back of his little white donkey…

1 month ago

Empowering Women with the Kenyan Collection

Intertwining her love for horses and fashion, Cindy Lay has built a flourishing equestrian boutique from humble beginnings and runs…

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Overcoming Difficulties as a Para-Equestrian

Sitting squarely in her black dressage saddle, para-equestrian Holly Bergay picks up her reins and prepares to train a young…

2 months ago

Equine Service Animals Take Flight

Editor's note: Due to legal changes that occurred after this article was originally published, service horses are not currently protected…

2 months ago

Vet Adventures: Surviving Equine Botulism

Equine botulism toxicity was a grim diagnosis. Cathy and I tried to reassure each other as the expensive antitoxin was…

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Positive Reinforcement Training for all Species

What do hyenas, meerkats, hippos, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears, giraffes, llamas, zebras, goldfish, orcas, sea lions, Beluga whales, walruses, and…

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