Is Dressage Going to the Ponies?

Is Dressage Going to the Ponies?

  How a rescued pony and a determined trainer are changing the way we view size in competitions. Professional dressage trainer Ashley Kennedy, with her long auburn hair tucked under a ball cap, lovingly drapes an arm over the back of her talented equine partner—a 13.3...
No Foot, No Fitness

No Foot, No Fitness

There’s an old horseman’s saying, “No hoof, no horse.” This means if you don’t take care of your horse’s feet, he won’t be able to perform no matter how talented he may be. The same goes for humans, but how often do we really...

Does Acupuncture Work?

Recently my mare underwent a consultation with a trained veterinarian who now specializes in chiropractic treatment and acupuncture. The mare sustained a neck injury as a weanling and recently exhibited some behaviors which made me suspicious she was experiencing...