Show Skills for Every Horse

Whether he competes or not, here are five skills every horse needs to have.


Get Started in Dressage

An excerpt from the book, The USDF Guide to Dressage.

The Intercollegiate Dressage Association Member Schools

Check out "Putting the 'School' in Schoolmaster"in the December 2010 issue of Dressage Today to learn more about Intercollegiate Dressage Association horses and college dressage. Below is a list of participating schools and helpful links to learn more about this rapidly growing sport.

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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.

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Equestrian Educational Opportunities

Want to get expert training through equine studies at the collegiate level? Here is a list of 70 schools, colleges, and universities that offer educational opportunities tailored to your equestrian interests. From our sister site www.equisearch.com

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A Driving Primer from the American Morgan Horse Association

It makes little difference whether your horse will ultimately be a park horse, carriage horse, pleasure show horse, or a horse for you to simply enjoy driving at home. The basic approach is the same regardless of the discipline.

Equine Massage Therapy Schools

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

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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 and My Horse University's online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course, based out of Michigan State University.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.


Exploring the Many Careers in the Horse Industry

Depending on your skill level and area of interest, learn about the wide variety of career options available in the horse industry.

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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!

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The Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna has been dedicated to the equestrian arts since 1572.

Educational Organizations

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