Several weeks ago, I started talking horses with a woman I’d just met and she told me about a horse game she’d witnessed on a visit to Kyrgyzstan. I’d never heard of it and was immediately intrigued and decided to do a bit of digging (thank-you Google). Continue Reading
It lasted only two days, but the depth and breadth of material presented at the Equine Education Conference on January 21/22, 2012 made it feel more like an intensive college session. There were around 300 attendees from across BC, from barn managers to breeders, recreational riders to competitive athletes and even those who were brand new to the horse world. Continue Reading
I hadn’t planned to do any riding while on vacation in Europe this summer, but when my sister-in-law pointed to a flyer in our hotel advertising horseback rides nearby, we couldn’t resist. We got directions to the barn’s location and were on our way.
We had been told that the village was small and that there was no chance of missing the large sign out front advertising horseback rides. It’s true that the village was small (about 60 permanent residents) but we had to do several passes down the “main street” before we spotted a hand-painted sign propped up on a bench that said simply “jizdy” (“rides”). Continue Reading