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Horses Healing Hearts Brings Smiles to Children

Horses Healing Hearts helps children raised with addiction in their home by working with horses.


Book Review: Crown Prince

In Linda Snow McLoon's debut novel for young readers, Sarah Wagner wants a horse of her own more than anything. But is Crown Prince more than she bargained for?

Jim Hunt (left) and Joni Hunt (right) present Holly Kiess, Kaycee Szymanski, Alan Hinds, Shianne Hoatson and Paige Portenier with their 2012 project foals at the Hunts' Open Rafter Ranch Production Sale. (Photo by Lezlie Moore)

Young Horse Development Project

The AQHA Ranching Council awards inaugural project winners and announces 2012 foal recipients.


Book Review: Big Book of Hidden Horses

Deborah Eve Rubin has created a delightful collection of puzzles, quizzes and trivia that will fascinate parents as well as children.

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Pony Club Alumni in the Spotlight

The USEF just named horse and rider combinations to the Short List for the 2012 Olympic Games Eventing team. It is no surprise that many riders listed have Pony Club backgrounds. Eight of the 11 riders named to the short list belonged to a Pony Club.

Luke, Kate and Jim Neubert in 1987. Courtesy of the Neubert family.

Ranch Raised Kids and Horses

Ranch kids get well acquainted with hard work, traditions?-and a whole lot of freedom and fun. Courtesy AQHA's America's Horse Daily

The Island Horse, by Susan Hughes

Book Review: The Island Horse

Set in Nova Scotia in the early 1800s, The Island Horse by Susan Hughes is a great book for readers about the same age as ten-year-old Ellie, the book's main character.

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The Seasons According to Lukas, World?s Smartest Horse

Read the latest from Lukas, the "World's Smartest Horse," and his owner, Karen Murdock.


Never Too Young to Make a Difference

Thirteen-year-old Lacey Jo Edge helps with the Unwanted Horse Coalition and Operation Gelding.

Be on the lookout for mental triggers for your horse. Illustration courtesy of the Quarter Horse Journal

Play It Safe At Horse Shows

Writing for America's Horse Daily, equine events coordinator Nancy Easton tells how to prevent accidents at shows.

Video: Switch to Western Riding for Your Next Vacation

Taking a dude ranch vacation? Learn about Western riding and hear a beginner's take on what it's like to ride Western style.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kathleen Phillips

New Veterinary Assistant Materials Give Kids Early Start on Animal Health Careers

Kids who love animals and science can start preparing for animal health careers as early as eight years old via an online veterinary science curriculum.

Discover Where Riding Took This 5,000-hour AQHA Horseback Riding Program Winner.

The Horseback Riding Program rewards participants for spending time in the saddle, no matter whether it?s for work or play, and awards start at the 25-hour level. There?s a division for folks who ride American Quarter Horses and another one that's open to all breeds.

Western Saddle Quiz

When talking about a part of your Western saddle, it's not cool to say "whatchamacallit." Although admittedly, those are some great candy bars!

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Horses: Social Animals

In The Trail Rider, Bob Goddard discusses the social aspects of horses.

You're Never Too Young

It all started when 3-year-old Trey asked Todd whether he could show Todd?s mare, Exquisite Looks, aka ?Ellie.? So Todd took his son into the parking lot for a crash course in halter.

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Orphans Don't Have to be Oddballs

Kari Frolander owned her first horse before she could walk. She won the county all-around horseman title every year of her eight-year 4-H career. Based on her experience here are tips for caring for an orphaned foal. From America's Horse.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Horses??

How much do you know about horses? Check out this quiz from the American Museum of Natural History to see how smart you are about these beautiful creatures.

Where Do Modern Horses Come From?

To find out the background and origin of the modern horse, check out this bulletin from the American Museum of Natural History.

Eighteen Beautiful Breeds of Horse

Appaloosa, Belgian Draft, Holsteiner, Quarter Horse ... These are just a few of the over 200 different horse breeds living around the world today. To find out more about 18 different breeds, go to this site at the American Museum of Natural History.