It's 2018! May your thoughts (and any resolutions) build you up, not tear you down.
"Where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow!" Happy Holidays from our Horse Power family to yours!
Thankful for horses, family and friends. And more horses. Happy Thanksgiving from our Horse Power family to yours!
Who knew he was such a party animal or had so many incredible experiences with fascinating (famous!) people?
Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours! Feel the love!
Year of the Fire Rooster!
2017 will see us finally launching our app! Things have been slow with development, but there is light at the end of this tunnel.
Hay Horse Power equestrians! We are a little behind in our social media content and newsletters but we assure you all our time is being spent on app development, preparing for beta testing and for launch!!!
While polo is fascinating with a rich history, it is also male dominated. But there are a few incredible female polo players who more than hold their own, and Sunny Hale is one of those incredible women. She is an equestrian whose story and experience are inspirational and worth the read regardless of your discipline.
Attitude adjustment! As in, the attitude you have towards your horse and your partnership together, and your attitude towards your training and interaction.
A fantastic article series originally published by Eventing Nation that we just had to share! It is a series full of knowledge and insight into the sport of dressage.
The 2016 Rio Olympics are just days away! Learn all about defending Gold Medalist Valegro's story, his journey, and all the people who have come along for the ride; whether they were in his saddle or by his side.
Show season is in full swing! Learn all about the tools a competitive rider needs in order to increase performance through mental toughness; an often overlooked "soft skill" that is the key to riding success.
You say I dream too big. I say you think too small.
While you enjoy a weekend with family and friends know that Memorial Day is to honor and remember the fallen, not to thank the living.
Simple, no-nonsense wisdom from a veteran horseman and Olympian. Covering all three phases of eventing from training to competition as well as what it takes to ensure great horsemanship and care of your equine athlete.
We decided to continue on the path of rider focus and the mental toughness needed for competition and optimal performance. After last month we're fascinated with rider psychology and the importance of it. So our April book review is on Pressure Proof Your Riding: Mental Training Techniques, Gain Confidence and Get Motivated So You (and Your Horse) Achieve Peak Performance by Daniel Stewart.
For this month's book review we decided to focus on the rider with The Science of Equestrian Sports: Theory, Practice and Performance of the Equestrian Rider by Dr. Inga Wolframm. Dr. Wolframm's research interests focus on psychological, physiological and social processes in the rider, including horse-rider interactions.
It's leap day! We added an extra day in February to our calendar to better synchronize with Earth’s orbit around the sun and the actual passing of the seasons. Next leap year will be in 2020!
The reason we need these extra days is because Earth actually takes ~365.25 days to orbit around the sun every year. So the extra quarter day creates the need for a leap year. If you want to learn more visit EarthSky's article.
Live. Love. Horses.
You know you're in love when reality is finally better than your dreams. Don't know the origins of this love holiday? Check it out at History Channel's the History of Valentine's Day.
Live. Love. Horses.