Have You Ever Played Mug Shuffle?

Have you played equestrian games called “Tool box scramble”, “Socks and bucket”, or “Hug a mug”? If not, let me introduce you to the growing sport of equestrian Mounted Games. Mounted games is a sport in which very fast games are played by people of all ages on ponies up to a height of 60…

Estimate the Mature Height of a Yearling

In this post you’ll learn how to estimate the mature height of a yearling. Mature height refers to how tall the yearling will be when she’s all grown up. Math Talk – estimate: to make a close guess or rough calculation often based on rounding. Horse Talk – yearling: a young horse of either sex that…

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…

It’s Time to Bring in the Hay!

Horses evolved to graze all day long, but that’s just not practical or even possible for many barns. No matter what a horse’s situation, she should eat 1 to 2% of her body weight in forage per day. How much is that? How do you know how much hay to feed a horse? Let’s take a look.…

White Horse Landmark Needs A Grooming

One of Britain’s White Horse landmarks is in need of some grooming! The Kilburn White Horse, is no longer as white as it once was. Weather, algae and the passage of time has resulted in the colour fading and the site being given the nickname ‘the old grey mare’. Many years ago, Thomas Taylor, a resident of the village…

Big Riders Need Big Horses

For many people, renting a horse for a trail ride once a year, or once in a lifetime, is the only way they’ll ever get on the back of a horse and out on an open trail. In recent years, ranches have found they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help…

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…