Jayne Pedigo Wilson

Buying Your First Horse

Choosing the right horse is an important start to horse ownership. As often happens, once you've been taking riding lessons for a while, you may decide that you want a horse of your own. Owning your own horse can be very satisfying, if not hard work.

The Royal Messenger. Photo by Jayne Pedigo

The Royal Mews -- The Royal Messenger

Twice each day, the Royal Messenger leaves the Mews to deliver dispatches from Buckingham Palace to St. James Palace. Even though Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace are in constant communication via email and fax, the traditional of the royal messenger goes on.

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Improve Your Riding

Working alone with our horses, it?s easy to feel as if we are in a vacuum and not making any progress. What we need is a plan for improvement. So with apologies to David Letterman, here are ?6 Top Ways to Improve Your Riding.?

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Spring Grooming Ideas

Spring is here. The days are getting longer, and the shows are just around the corner, but your horse's coat is thick, shaggy and starting to come loose. How are you going to transform this hairy beast into a sleek and shiny animal you can be proud of?

Buying a horse. Courtesy Kentucky Horse Park

Buying Your First Horse

Choosing the right horse is an important start to horse ownership. Whether you just want a horse to trail ride on, or if you have your sights set on competition, owning your own horse can be very satisfying, if not hard work.

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Saddle Facts

Whether you ride English or Western, the saddle is designed for comfort and security. However, Western and English saddles, while both offering these same functions, look very different from one another.

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Fit to Ride

Being fit to ride will help prevent fatigue and injury. It's true that riding is just more than sitting on a horse. Riders are athletes in every sense of the word and riders must be fit to ride, which means having the suppleness and strength to maintain their position and posture no matter what the horse is doing underneath them without straining muscles.

Horse Rescue. Courtesy Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Support Your Local Equine Rescue

Winter time can be especially difficult. Hay and feed are often hard to come by, and more expensive just when the horses need them most. So what can you do to help? Most equine rescue centers have "wishlists" posted on their Web sites, which outline their specific needs.