Ariat: Fashion Meets Function

March 4th, 2015|


I have a confession to make and it’s painful and embarrassing. I used to make fun of those women who wore equestrian riding apparel as a fashion statement. You know who I’m talking about – the pretty girls wearing the tight riding breeches and tall boots. It was obvious that they’d never been horseback riding […]

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

October 29th, 2014|

I never tire of this.
It’s the end of the season and, after this week, the horses get a much deserved break at SARI therapeutic riding in Arva, just north of London, Ontario. My daughter, 10, is on her horse Vixen, rounding the corners of the outdoor ring, doing two point. Basically she’s squeezing her legs […]

Horseback Riding on the Beach

September 10th, 2014|


I’ve talked about the lack of beach riding access for equestrians previously on Writing Horseback. Not only are horse owners and ranch riders finding it more difficult to go horseback riding at public stables, the idea of riding horses on the beach is typically left to countries outside of the United States. Instead, our open […]

Riding Helmets Save Lives – Troxel Helmet Review

April 10th, 2013|

Whether you ride English or Western, for pleasure, endurance ride or show, you know a rider must always be prepared to get dumped from her horse.  In fact, as of April 1, 2013, helmets only will be the rule for all United States Equestrian Federation events.

Some equestrians have more experience on how to properly bail […]