Young Rider

Q: Help! My horse came in from the field with a bunch of burrs stuck in his mane and tail. How can I remove them without using scissors? A: Burrs tangled in your horse’s mane, tail and forelock can be...
Is your horse a whiz at speed events, but tough to slow down when you want a calmer ride in the arena? If you ride a horse that was once a barrel or gymkhana star, he may want to...
We’ve all been there. You’re looking forward to a great riding lesson, but from the minute you mount your pony, you’re begging him to go faster. He moves at a snail’s pace no matter how many times you cluck...
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...
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