Yes, I know it is Cyber Monday today, but I wanted to post a reminder about tomorrow's Giving Tuesday. Created in 2012, #Givingtuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. Wikipedia defines it as "a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world."… Continue reading A SHOUT OUT TO GIVING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2020
Thank you to photographer Kirsten LaChance via Unsplash for use of this photo. Something I love to see is a horse professional who is willing to actively grow and change. Someone who is already professionally established yet willing to explore new ways of training and being with horses? To me, it sets a great example… Continue reading An Example of Growth and Change in The Horse Industry
Image taken from The Equine Wellness Magazine Website This offer popped into my email inbox yesterday. I am excited to share it with you. For a limited time, Equine Wellness Magazine is offering a FREE one-year digital subscription to their magazine! My USA readers may have seen the glossy, print version of the magazine on… Continue reading Get Your FREE Subscription to Equine Wellness Magazine!
Readers may recall a previous post where I shared my experience in entering my first online horse show (https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/shiloh-and-i-make-our-virtual-horse-show-debut/). I chose to enter one class (a walk-only dressage test) in the 2020 Gaits Wide Open Championship through North American Western Dressage. The show was sponsored by the gaited-breed advocacy organization Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH).… Continue reading Shiloh’s First Virtual Horse-Show Experience: Results and Conclusions
Do you like to do word searches? What about creating your own? I recently came across a free online program that allows anyone to create their own word searchs (and more) at http://www.worksheetworks.com. I put together a word search featuring words from some of my favorite blog posts. I used words from posts that were… Continue reading The Backyard Horse Blog Word Search
Anybody have a subscription to Horse and Rider On Demand, Dressage On Demand or Equus Prime? Each of these subscription services offers its members access to a select group of videos on riding/horse training/horse care. For many of us going into Winter in colder climates, the change in weather will soon mean less riding time.… Continue reading “On Demand” Equestrian Video Subscriptions
Last week in my area, a period of unusually warm weather was coming to a close. I managed to squeeze in one last ride before the more seasonable weather returned. I decided to take Shiloh out for a little walk in our South pasture with our only agenda to enjoy the weather. I don't often… Continue reading Just Enjoying The Ride
So my horse, Bear, wants to know! Have you visited The Backyard Horse Blog over at Pinterest yet? When I began The Backyard Horse Blog in January 2020, I chose a free WordPress program to host the site. I have nothing to compare it to since this is the only blog I have started so… Continue reading Visited The Backyard Horse Blog over at Pinterest?
Last weekend, I completed another field trip with Shiloh and Bear. We went over to the nearby training/boarding/lesson barn again. I mentioned in previous posts that I have been trying to tick off several items on my riding "to do" list. My goal for this trip? To ride Shiloh with another horse. For most people… Continue reading Another Horse Field-Trip Report
Say it ain't so! Horse Illustrated magazine is going from a 12x a year format to a 10x a year format. This comes after I featured their October issue in a recent post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/read-horse-illustrated-lately/. I mentioned in that post that HI was still one of the few horse magazines that published monthly. Well sadly… Continue reading More About Horse Illustrated and More Contests to Enter!
The windy Fall weather in my neck of the woods must bring out the artist in my horse, Bear. I am not sure if this photo is "life imitating art" or "art imitating life" or "life imitating life"? Hmmm. Whatever the case, I think Bear did a bang up job of getting his tail to… Continue reading Bear as Artist
Last week after three frustrating days of having my riding plans thwarted by a bunch of windy, wet days, I finally managed a ride. It's a different experience riding in the cooler weather. Each year, I forget how much preparation is involved. I track the forecast like a meteorologist to pinpoint the exact time of… Continue reading Banter About The Canter