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Josie — Pony

Josie, a short stirrup expert, is available for sale! Josie is located in St. Louis.

How to Share the Road Safely with Horse Trailers

The scene you never want to see roadside is a crash involving a loaded horse trailer. Sadly, it happens too often. If you’re a horse owner, you have heard the...

Kristie memorizing course
8 Ways to Remember Your Show Course

The off-course elimination is one the more frustrating outcomes for the equestrian competitor — maybe because it feels like a mistake that doesn't carry any learnings with it. If you...

Shopping Overseas: What It’s Like to Import a Horse

If you have even a medium-sized budget for your next horse purchase, importing may be part of the conversation. Even with the added transportation and travel costs, you can get...

Calispell — Hunter

"Cali" is a 2009 chestnut warmblood with a big stride and an easy jump — a perfect candidate for the equitation. No spook. She's a nice mover and well educated...

Combatting Horse Show Nerves — 9 Strategies

A pony named Pepper, who was awesome in every way. Decades ago, I rode a gray pony that was game for anything. She took me to the horse show, and...

Budgeting for Horse Ownership 101

Photo credit: Blanca Parciak Photography   Taking horse-riding lessons every week is one thing, but owning or leasing a horse is quite another. Whether you're the horse enthusiast or your...

Country Heir Show Wrap-up
To Kentucky and Back: Country Heir Show Wrap-up

Whew! Our team just wrapped up two weeks of long, hot days at the Kentucky Horse Park. We took 16 horses and ponies to Country Heir I and added three...

Riding Like a Princess: Meet McClain

Riding tends to attract hard-working, well-rounded kids, and McClain is truly in that category. We know her to be exceptionally caring and attentive with her horses — and sweet as...