So-called ‘distracted driving’ laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving are being enacted around the nation, and now it is time for the equine community to take notice, says one equine safety professional. “It’s important for riders to remember that the horse can be an unpredictable animal,” notes Wayne G. Hipsley, chairman of HorseSafetyUSA.com. “If the rider is … [Read more...] about Cell Phone Use: Warning Issued for Riders
Archives for September 2013
by Bobbie Coalter The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the world’s largest breed registry with over 5 million horses registered; so it’s fitting the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC) is the largest single breed horse show in the world. The event is hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) and held at the Ohio Expo Center, (the Ohio State … [Read more...] about The AAQHC is the Largest Single Breed Horse Show in the World…Hope to See You There!
by Dan Steers Tackling horse trailer loading problems at the trailer is the most common mistake that horse owners make when dealing with horses that are difficult to load. The key to successful trailer training starts away from the trailer, with first establishing ground control with the horse. When attempting to load the horse he only has four directions in which his body can … [Read more...] about Successful Horse Trailer Training
by Bobbie Coalter What I love about October: the weather, the leaves, the bugs…or lack of them, trail riding, the All American Quarter Horse Congress. What I don’t like about October: Winter is around the corner! Yes, I’m no different than most horse people. We are all enjoying the end of our busy time of year with our equine companions and dreading having to prepare … [Read more...] about Notes From Inside The Corral
by Terry Myers How do you know when you have realistic expectations of your horse and yourself? If you have to ask yourself that question, you probably don’t have realistic expectations. Let me ask another question; do you think it is possible to improve a horse’s skills/knowledge by 1 percent per ride? If you say yes, are your absolutely sure? If you still answer yes, I want … [Read more...] about Realistic Expectations