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Video: How To Tie Your Horse Properly

AQHA Professional Horsewoman Nancy Cahill explains the basics of tying your horse--from the safest places to the best kinds of knots. ... MORE

Some Particulars of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Competition

Are you considering joining an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association riding team in college? Here are a few particulars of IHSA competition you need to know before you show. ... MORE
AHC Comments on America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

The Future is in Your Hands – Take the Reins!!

The American Horse Council (AHC) discusses what you can do to give strength to the horse industry. ... MORE
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Learn How to Rescue Horses in Immediate Danger

Become involved in large-animal rescue with this guide to rescue-training organizations. ... MORE
50 Cool Schools (And More)

50 Cool Schools (And More)

From novices to world-caliber professionals, we never stop learning. Fortunately, our industry provides us with a vast amount of opportunities to enhance our horse knowledge at every life stage and every skill level. Here, we’ve rounded up 50 options tailored to help you define and reach your own educational goals as a student of the horse. ... MORE
50 Cool Horse-Related Schools and Clinics

50 Cool Horse-Related Schools and Clinics

Use this college course-style guide to find the perfect equine educational opportunity, from weekend clinics to full-time collegiate programs. Gavin Ehringer for Horse&Rider magazine. ... MORE

Choose the Right College Riding Program

Careful research will help you find the school with the best collegiate equestrian program for you. ... MORE
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The Intercollegiate Dressage Association Member Schools

Here is a list of participating schools and helpful links to learn more about the rapidly growing sport of dressage. ... MORE

Kentucky Horse Park Partnership Helps Injured and Unwanted Horses

An injured racehorse named Cutter gets a second chance, thanks to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Kentucky Horse Park’s Professional Horseman’s Course. ... MORE

How to Join a College Varsity Equestrian Team

Still in high school? Here's now you can become a member of a college riding team. ... MORE

Equestrian Educational Opportunities

Want to get expert training through equine studies at the collegiate level? Check out this list on our sister site,, of 70 schools, colleges and universities that offer educational opportunities tailored to your equestrian interests. ... MORE

Equine Massage Therapy Schools

Here is a list of colleges offering courses in equine massage therapy. ... MORE

The Right College Degree for a Horse Career

Planning a career that involves horses? The opportunities are there, and so are degree programs that qualify you for your area of interest--while building in additional options for the future. ... MORE

Could You Make the Grade on a College Equestrian Team?

Texas Christian University Coach Gary Reynolds offers tips for riders who have their sights set on riding for a college equestrian team. ... MORE
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An Overview of Varsity Equestrian Competition

Brush up on the current NCAA varsity equestrian competition format.The NCAA varsity equestrian format is designed as "head-to-head." So if Texas Christian University (TCU) is riding against the University of Georgia, one rider from TCU and one rider from Georgia will compete separately on the same horse. ... MORE

Nature Meets Nurture: Management Schemes Designed for Equines

Whether feeding, handling or sorting pasture mates, be sure to "think like a horse"! Here's a look at some horse-friendly management schemes, courtesy of equine behavior experts. ... MORE
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Interscholastic Dressage

A growing association, the Intercollegiate Interscholastic Dressage Association allows college students to pursue their interest in dressage and compete for their schools. ... MORE

About the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)

The IHSA consists of 8 Zones with 28 Regions covering 45 states. There are approximately 285 colleges and universities with over 6,000 riders currently participating in intercollegiate competition ... MORE
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A College Degree in Back Country Horsemanship

Ohio's Hocking College offers an unusual degree that prepares students for riding careers at dude ranches or with wilderness outfitters. ... MORE

A Working Student’s Life

A relentless work ethic, an upbeat attitude and a supportive family got her to the equitation finals. But for junior Kristin Mauks, the prize she treasured most was what she learned along the way. ... MORE

Exploring the Many Careers in the Horse Industry

From veterinarian to jockey, show announcer to journalist, depending on your skill level and area of interest, the horse industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities. ... MORE

Careers in the Horse Industry – Choose Your Path

To get started on your career in the horse industry consider the following five points and be prepared to follow them! ... MORE
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The Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna has been dedicated to the equestrian arts since 1572. It was named for the Spanish horses that were, and still are, the mainstay of the riding school. ... MORE

The Black Stallion Literacy Project

The late Walter Farley, author of the beloved Black Stallion series, also wrote several books that he hoped would inspire younger children to read. His legacy lives on through the Black Stallion Literacy Project. ... MORE

Educational Organizations

These organizations provide educational resources to both equine professionals and the horse-owning public. ... MORE

How to Organize a Dressage Clinic

Learn the nuts and bolts to help you assemble a successful dressage clinic. ... MORE