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Whether you’re just learning to jump or you’re an accomplished rider, finding a distance to a fence can be tricky. Finding a distance is when you can see a very specific point on your path to the fence where your...
Morgan Taylor from Life at Vet U

Life at Vet U

Being in vet school is crazy enough without cameras following you around. Morgan Taylor was one of the vet students at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine selected to be on Animal Planet’s show, “Life at Vet...
Q: I don’t have an indoor arena but still want to ride when it is wet out. Is it safe, and do you have any tips? A: It’s no fun when Mother Nature interferes with your riding. Riding in the...
Q: Do horses know not to eat bad hay? A: Horses will generally avoid any feed that is spoiled or moldy unless they have nothing else to eat. This is also true for poisonous plants, which may be growing in...
“There’s a whole other world out there waiting to be discovered in books,” says Jess Burkhart. She’s the author of one of Young Rider’s favorite book series, Canterwood Crest. Jess has always loved horses. “I don’t even remember exactly how...
There are plenty of opportunities to find the pony that’s just right for you. Four of those choices fall under one breed: the Welsh Pony and Cob. The Section A Welsh Mountain Pony, Section B Welsh Pony, Section C Welsh...
It’s a challenging dance, but cutting is a fun, fast-paced event that not only excites horse and rider, but also fires up a crowd of spectators. Dashing from side to side, Sidney Kahla’s gray gelding athletically keeps the black cow...
Sigh. You know the feeling: You’re galloping along on your horse, jumping fences easily, when all of a sudden, your horse is doing a drive-by of the fence or, even worse, has left you to jump the fence alone,...
As you probably know, every horse is an individual. Some seem to gain weight seemingly by breathing air, while others can eat three times as much and still look super lean. This means you need a slightly different nutrition program...
The next time you open a bag of horse feed, examine what’s inside. There’s probably some corn, oats, vitamins and minerals. Then think about why all of those ingredients are there. It was the job of an equine nutritionist...
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