Yearly Archives: 2018

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This site has been developed to promote Gaited horses and their many abilities. To promote the mainstream and versatile uses of Gaited horses such as Showing, Trail, Distance Riding, Jumping, Dressage, etc… To provide a central location where Gaited horse owners and Enthusiasts can come to get information or advice on training, general horsemanship, horse care, and events.

The Dangers of Spring Time Grass

Are you aware of the dangers of Spring time grass? For those who live in climates where the seasons are well defined, spring time is a wonderful season where the flowers start blooming, the trees start getting their buds and growing leaves, and the grass and vegetation start to get vibrant and green. While the color ushers in the end […]

Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Skin Cancer in Horses

Most people who have been around horses long enough have probably heard that White horses are very susceptible to cancer. I recently found myself in the disheartening position of learning that my horse, Rio, had squamous cell carcinoma on his eyelid. At first, I viewed the small bumps on his eyelid as harmless. However, I took pictures so that I […]

Trail Safety

Spring is fast approaching, and as the weather turns warm and sunny, the itch to trail ride will hit many of us. As horses and riders hit the trails this spring, trail safety should be in the forefront of everyone’s minds. General Trail Safety – Gear Of course you want to make sure that you have everything you need before […]

Gymkhana…What?

What is Gymkhana for Horses? Gymkhana is an equestrian event that consists of different games on horseback. The events may consist of speed pattern racing and timed games for horse and rider. In the Western United States, Gymkhana may also be referred to as “O-Mok-See”. Many of these events are geared toward beginners and fun. What Types of Events are […]

Tennessee Walking Horse

History of the Breed The Tennessee Walking Horse is a breed founded from mixing the Narragansett Pacer and Canadian Pacer horses with the gaited Spanish Mustangs back in the late 1700’s. These horses were originally known as the “Tennessee Pacers”. Eventually Morgan, Standardbred, Thoroughbred and American Saddlebred blood was also added to the breed. In 1886, Black Allen (later known […]

Garrocha With Your Gaited Horse

What the heck is Garrocha? The Garrocha pole originated in Spain and was used by the Vaquero (cowboys) for moving cattle. The pole itself is around 12 to 13 feet in length. It replaced the traditional method of roping cattle and became a useful tool for fighting wild bulls. The length of the pole gave protection and time for the […]

As Some Doors Close, More Will Open

The Horse Industry is Struggling! The last few years have been hard on the horse industry and the Gaited horse industry is no exception. While some disciplines, show circuits and clubs are still thriving, many are struggling to stay afloat. Economy, lack of interest, lack of new blood, and many other factors have taken its toll. In just the last […]

She’s a DANGEROUS Horse! or is she?

Aggressive Horse Behavior You hear so many stories about dangerous horses. Horses that were completely “normal” at one time. Nice, ride-able horses…but at some point they changed. They became resistant, reactive or dangerous under saddle, mean on the ground, and no one can figure out what caused the change. As a result, many of these once loved and well cared for […]

Exploring Gettysburg on Horseback

The Battle of Gettysburg The town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania was home to one of the most infamous battles during the civil war. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 to July 3rd, 1863. During these 3 days, some 51,000 people lost their lives. To read more about the Battle of Gettysburg, visit the History Channel website. Today, Gettysburg […]