*Re-published/re-printed with permission. This article originally appeared in Issue 3 2018 of Arabian Horse Life magazine.
Arabian Horse Association Youth Member Paige Johnson and Fond Farewell both of Bay View Riding Academy. Photo courtesy of Denise Lineberry.
Ask most people why they chose for their farm to become a Discovery Farm, and they will tell you they did so as a fun and casual way to promote the Arabian horse. After all, who can resist seeing the wide smiles on faces or eyes sparkling with excitement the first time someone meets an Arabian horse? Choosing to become a Discovery Farm is a low-cost investment that can pay big dividends in terms of promoting the breed.
But some farms, interested in doing more, are building upon the success of their Discovery Farm programs and are arranging for opportunities above and beyond those already offered. Bay View Riding Academy and Hope Reigns Arabians are two of many farms that are doing an outstanding job of taking the Discovery Farm model a step further. Continue reading
In this EQUUS magazine article first published in October 2017, I share all about returning to the Milky Way Farm on my first trail ride after working there many years ago. Continue reading
Missed my EQUUS magazine article all about making the most of riding lessons? Fear not. Here’s a link to the article which first published in the April 2016 issue of EQUUS magazine. Continue reading
Another throw back post dating back to my earliest magazine publications. This one also appeared in EQUUS magazine in the February 2016 issue. Continue reading
A throwback post to my very first magazine article to publish. It originally appeared in EQUUS magazine in the October 2015 issue. Continue reading
This week I’m taking an opportunity to share with you an article I wrote that was originally published in the April 2018 issue of EQUUS magazine. In it I share eight of my personal tried and true tips for creating a dry lot. Whether your horse requires restricted grazing or perhaps you’ve considered a dry lot as part of your farm’s pasture management plan, the creation of a dry lot can be an effective way to accomplish your goals. I hope you’ll read on to see how I used these tips to make my own dry lot a place where my horse is safe, healthy, and happy. Continue reading
Soft heel crack with deep thrush. Photo Credit: Jeremy Davis
As a writer, creating content for the American Quarter Horse Journal has long been on my bucket list. In addition, whether what I am writing about is a fresh perspective on an old subject or a new topic all together, I always learn something when I interview experts in their fields. That’s why I’m especially excited to share with you my article on thrush and smelly feet recently published in the April 2018 health issue of the Journal. Continue reading
This past summer, at the American Horse Publications Equine Media Seminar, I met THE Carly Kade! In addition to being a fellow blogger, Carly is the author of the best selling In the Reins series along with a slew of other extraordinary accomplishments. Here’s a link to her web site where you can purchase her books and learn more, Carly Kade Creative.
Carly is energetic, friendly, and just plain FUN to be around! It was easy to develop an instant connection. That’s why I was so delighted when she invited me to be a part of the Equestrian Author series that she writes on her blog. Carly’s interview with me went live yesterday and I’m positively thrilled to include on it here today! I hope that you will give it a read and follow Carly today! Sound like fun? Then read on! Equestrian Author Spotlight: Hope Ellis-Ashburn
Do you have concerns about purchasing or maintaining your horse trailer’s tires? Don’t miss out on my most recent EQUUS magazine article to publish on line. It provides information you need to know right now in order to make informed decisions regarding purchasing and maintaining horse trailer tires and much more! Continue reading
The fifth blog post in my miniseries on pasture management for TheHorse.com is up! With help from my expert sources I talk about the best ways to manage these important issues. Miss the first four posts? Don’t worry! For your convenience I’ve categorized them here on the blog under ‘The Horse’ articles. The link to this week’s post can be found below: Continue reading