Months in the Saddle—A Long Ride

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to ride long distances on horseback, camping and sleeping under the stars like people did long ago? Well, some people are still making these long rides today. They call themselves Long Riders and Bernice Ende is one of them.   Bernice’s first long ride was in 2005. On May…

Horseboarding, a New Equine Sport

Have you ever heard of the equestrian sport of horseboarding? Don’t be surprised if you haven’t — it wasn’t even invented until 2004! The idea came about when a young man named Daniel Fowler-Prime trained some horses for a friend. One afternoon, after the horse training was finished, his friend said, “Watch this,” and proceeded…

Mustang Gals to the Rescue

From left to right: Mikey & Emma Woyak, Gabby Beck & Ikey, Robin Warren & Rocky. Proud members of YEA. Three students from Las Vegas, Nevada were moved by the plight of mustangs in the United States and vowed to do something about it. Gabby Beck, Robin Warren, and Emma Woyak, members of the Youths’…

Black Stallion Dressage Champion

Totilas is a Dutch Warmblood stallion considered to be one of the most outstanding competitive dressage horses in the world. He was the first horse to score above 90 in a dressage competition. He measures 69 inches at the withers. 1. What is Totilas’s height in hands? He was born on May 23, 2000. 2. Write Totilas’s birth…

Horse-Drawn Camping Trip

Have you seen pictures of covered wagons or gypsy caravans? Have you wondered what it would be like to travel in one? In Wicklow, Ireland you can rent a gypsy caravan for a holiday and take to the road. Clissmann Horse Caravans rent out four-person horse-drawn caravans with cooking and sleeping facilities and you get to…