So as it turns running a horse business provides you very little time to devote to much else. When the site began I intended to write more, read more, do more etc. I think life and life with horses in particular have a way of taking all of your extra time and hiding it in a place hard to find... Kinda like the black hole that all the my left socks disappear into... I suppose Everyrider has turned into more of a newsletter than a blog considering I am rarely able to post more than once a week. I don't know how bloggers like Mikael's Mania write (and write well) almost everyday in the midst of running a farm!
Although I have only written around 35 articles I have still managed to make so many wonderful new connections in the horse community and found such a wealth of resources online that I never even knew existed. So I thought it might be a good idea to include a few posts that simply review an interesting site or a couple tried and true products. Perhaps I can even throw in
a contest or two! Any other ideas are
more than welcome! Just drop me a line or leave a comment.
I got the website of the week Idea after reading my fellow horse blogger Patricia 's site "The Hinny Whisperer" where she reviews several great horse and hinny related sites, giving you the highlights and reasons why each site is worth the visit. I have tons of great bookmarks and links friends and students have passed along that I thought I might do some passing along myself! So without any further ado here is our first website of the week!
Horses for Life
Horsesforlife.com is an amazing online magazine dedicated to preserving and bringing online the wonderful educational resources that should be available to all riders and instructors. While the magazines focus is on Discussing and reporting on topics related to the classical training of dressage horses there are a wide range of fantastic articles for horse enthusiasts of any discipline and breed. Beautiful images and intriguing video accompany the wealth of in depth articles at horses for life.
While there are many free articles to enjoy, I highly recommend purchasing the subscription. I believe it is 14.95 for a three month money back guaranteed trial or $34.95 for the entire year. Once you subscribe you also gain access to the archives of over 175 past articles full of great information. I think I have read them all! The magazine comes out once a month and usually consists of a dozen articles or so. The horse health articles alone were enough to make subscribing worth it to me. There are several health related articles with all the latest veterinarian research and the possible impact on our horses. A few examples of health related topics are listed below.
What head position may cause your horse breathing problems?
At what age are his bones mature, ready to go to work?
What recent research discovered that fusing of the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae may be a concern for the horse that is put into work too early?
Can the cavesson be causing your horse pain?
Biomechanical Information that impacts upon our riding and our training
There are at least 3 free articles in every issue that you can read without registration so head on over to Horsesforlife.com and take a look ... You won't be dissapointed!