Pedro’s Periscope

Several years ago, people at Ebony Horse Club in the UK, sought help after noticing how frustrated their Shetland pony Pedro was when he tried to see eye-to-eye with visitors. Standing at just 8 hands tall, Pedro struggled to see out over his stall door when he first arrived at the horse club. 1. What is Pedro’s height in centimetres? 2. What…

Summer Vet Camp Part 3

In this post we head back for the final days of the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Camp. Day four began with campers designing their own equestrian centre. Here’s what camper Caden Hernandez had to say about designing an equestrian centre:  “Math is very important when making a blueprint or map! You need to know how much…

Summer Vet Camp Part 2

It’s back to the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Summer Camp again this week. The third day of summer camp took campers to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis for a tour that included an introduction to the blood donor herd, an explanation of how blood is collected from horses, as…

Join in at a Summer Vet Camp

Twelve-year-old Taylor Lai has a passion for horses. She’s attended horseback riding summer camps, and has been fortunate to have grown up with horses in the Mount Diablo foothills in California.  “I really want to have my career to do with horses, and I like the idea of being a vet because you get to be around…

Maryland’s Historic Horse Trail

People living in the state of Maryland sure are lucky. The Maryland Historic Horse Trails program offers a driving route for horse loving visitors. Eleven key spots with historic importance in the horse world have been organized into the “Horses at the Beach” tour. Let’s go along for the ride! The first stop on the trail is…

Measuring a Horse for a Bridle

A snaffle bridle is the simplest kind of bridle for young riders. It is made up of the following different parts: cheek piece 1 (attaches to the crownpiece) crown piece 1a (attaches to the cheekpiece) browband 2 noseband 3 throatlatch 4 reins bit Snaffle bridles come in four main sizes: pony, cob, full and oversize. How…