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February 21, 2024
Do a Pre-Ride Safety Check

Pay Attention to Four Crucial Areas by Scott DePaolo It was an ordinary late summer day—dry and warm, the perfect moment to be on horseback. We had been riding daily since mid June and had led almost 1000 kids, ages 8 to 10, out on trail rides. Most of them were first-time riders, and all […]

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February 13, 2024
New & Noteworthy: Free Youth Course on the Language of Horses

from Equine Guelph Horses are masters at picking up on our body language but how good are we at seeing theirs? Discover the fascinating body language of horses with youth from all over the world!  Students from all over the world have participated in Equine Guelph’s Horse Behavior & Safety self-paced online course on […]

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January 8, 2024
Poll Unveils Startling Insights About Riding Accidents

By Tania Millen, BSc, MJ An online poll conducted by Horse Community Journals Inc. about the prevalence of riding accidents sheds light on the startling frequency of injuries among equestrians. The poll garnered responses from 930 equestrians of which a mere 3% of respondents advised they had “never parted ways with their horse” while 44% shared they […]

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November 16, 2023
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November 10, 2023
Become Roadworthy with the Horse Trailer Safety Online Course at

Story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph Hauling a horse trailer is a steep learning curve if your experience is limited to coordinating just four wheels and not putting thousands of pounds behind your vehicle. The consequences of having the wrong tow package, insufficient towing vehicle or missing a safety step while getting hitched can be dire […]

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September 19, 2023
Horizon Structures Presents Series: Lighting Up the Horse Barn for Best Use, Safety and Security 

by Nikki Alvin-Smith Unless your new horse housing consists of a run-in shed placed in the middle of a pasture, you’re probably going to want to add lighting to your new horse barn. In addition to planning ahead in the construction project for lighting needs, it’s a good idea to also consider hard wiring for […]

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August 4, 2023
Horizon Structures Presents Series: Safety First When Handling Large Hay Bales

by Nikki Alvin-Smith The increased use of large square and large round hay bales for equine forage needs has resulted in a lot of people being hurt handling these awkward, heavy bundles of cured grass. Most horse owners are well-versed in how to properly stack, store and distribute the familiar small square hay bales. These […]

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August 1, 2023
USHJA Launches Equestrian Safety Vest Research Campaign Pledging $100,000 towards Fundraising Efforts

Informational webinar with USHJA Safety Committee Chair Joe Dotoli and Virginia Tech’s Dr. Stefan Duma and Dr. Barry Miller scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET.  Lexington, Ky.—June 19, 2023—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is proud to launch the Equestrian Safety Vest Research Campaign, pledging $100,000 towards a $450,000 fundraising goal to begin the […]

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June 13, 2023
First Aid for Horses on the Trail

Be Prepared to Care for Your Horse in Remote Areas By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water Matt and I do a lot of trail riding. We know that once we head down the trail with our horse buddies and out into the backcountry, we leave the security of cell phone coverage behind and enter […]

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February 23, 2023
Equine Guelph Drives Home Safety with Online Trailer Course

Story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph Planning on getting hitched in 2023?  Equine Guelph is rolling out a brand-new online course March 6 – 20 on – Horse Trailer Safety (Part One). “WAY too many private horse owners tell me ‘they didn’t know’ after an incident with their horses and trailer/transport. Hauling horses is a serious […]

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