USEF Submits Comment on USDA’s Proposed Amendments to Horse Protection Regulations

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted a comment in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the Horse Protection Act. In its comment, the USEF seeks to partner with the USDA in the…

Julie Goodnight and Barbra Schulte Partner Up for Women’s Riding and Wholeness Retreat at C Lazy U Ranch

**This article is a sponsored post by Julie Goodnight*** SALIDA, Colorado, September 30, 2016—For the first time ever, horsemanship clinician Julie Goodnight and renowned cutting horse trainer Barbra Schulte team up to present their Women’s Riding and Wholeness Retreat at Granby, Colorado’s C Lazy U…

International Helmet Awareness Day

Did you know that September 17 is International Helmet Awareness Day? Many of us wear a helmet in our everyday riding, but we don’t pay much attention to the helmet we are using. International Helmet Awareness Day is here to help with that!

Snaffle Bit vs. Curb Bit

One of the most commonly (mis)used pieces of tack is the bit! Almost everyone uses one when riding, and they don’t know the effect the bit they are using, has on their horse, nor what it was designed for. There are a WIDE variety…

Current Rio Olympics Dressage Standings

Rio Olympics Dressage Standings

The Rio Olympics Grand Prix Dressage has been going on the last 2 days. There were 60 horse and rider combinations. Of those 60 combinations, 59 completed their test. Below you will find the current rankings going into the Grand Prix Special.

How to get back in the saddle after a fall?

Falling Off a Horse

How many times have we heard the phrase, “you’re not really a rider until you’ve fallen off 7 times”? When riding horses, it’s a situation we all face eventually. You are not a failure, your horse is not a failure, and you shouldn’t give…

Equestrian Safety Program with Helmet Fitting in Parker, CO

Helmet Safety

Did you know that Parker Adventist Hospital offers an Equestrian Safety Program? Well, they do! This class is great for adults just getting into riding, kids that need to learn about safety while riding, or anyone that rides needing a brush up on safety while…

There are Rules to Riding in an Arena!

Riding in an Arena in Colorado

Unless you are fortunate enough to have your own arena at home for private use; you most likely have to share arena space with other riders. And a riding arena (like any other sports arena) has rules to follow. But in horseback riding those…