“It’s a Wrap!”

ABHA Finishes 2013 with 7th Annual Banquet and Business Meeting   On November 2nd, the American Blazer Horse Association wrapped up the 2013 year with its 7th Annual banquet and general business meeting.  Our banquet was held in Nampa, Idaho at the Personal Ponies Event Center.  It is a very nice …

Read More

Boycotting Resolutions

  Discover a Better Way to Welcome the New Year by Karen Pickering   According to Wikipedia, 88% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. So why do we do this silly exercise? The New Year is a fresh start; a chance to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. But does …

Read More

Can Any Horse Be a Trail Horse?

Haney Meadows

The Roles of Nature Versus Nurture When Buying a Trail Horse by Robert Eversole   What defines a *good* trail horse? Is any horse suitable to carry you into the wilderness? Plato and Descartes might have suggested that a horse is born with all of the innate abilities required to …

Read More

A Grand Passion

Cavalia’s Odysseo a Feast for the Soul by Catherine Madera   Ralph Waldo Emerson called the riding life a “grand passion.” No doubt he would appreciate Normand LaTourelle’s latest creation, the grand spectacle and equestrian adventure that is Odysseo. Like his previous show, Cavalia, it is wowing audiences all over …

Read More

Finding Balance

The Physical and Mental Components of a Well Balanced Horse by Eleanor Blazer   Balance: we all strive for it. It’s a word used frequently by horse owners, trainers, farriers, veterinarians, nutritionists and holistic practitioners. There are several definitions for balance: equal distribution of weight, mental/emotional stability, the ability to …

Read More

Prevent a Barn Fire

15 Safety Tips for All Seasons by Laurie Cerny   Author’s note:  In November our barn, with which I have taken every safety precaution possible, could have burned down. Had I not ridden that morning I may have not noticed that a spot on an electrical outlet in our bathroom …

Read More

Saying Yes to Adventure

Plan New Things to Do with Horses in 2014 by Catherine Madera   Recently, I was asked to go on a trail ride while at a writer’s workshop in Arizona. I almost said No. Not because I don’t like to ride, but because I don’t care to ride the type …

Read More

Hunkered Down

Caring For Horses During the Winter by Eleanor Blazer   The holidays are over and most of us are hunkered down, just waiting for spring. This time of year it takes motivation to leave the house, trudge to the barn and care for horses, but once there the smell, sound …

Read More