In the end, being a better barn mate or horse friend is a lot like being a good human being in general. It’s about being honest, caring, compassionate, accepting, respectful and also looking out for your own interests. Sarah Williams shares her list of the top 5 tips to being a better barn mate.
Sometimes we just need to “go riding” to connect with the outside of a horse because our inside needs healing. Sharon Jantzen revisits a day where she experienced the fix of connecting with the outside of a horse.
Learning to ride as an adult is not as easy at it was when we were kids. Now we have to juggle a life, a career, a family and a horse habit, but we make it work because we love what we do. Sarah Williams reflects on 5 things she has learned while riding as an adult.
Tasks, hobbies and programs that relieve tension are therapeutic to our mental and physical health. Raking up horse poop fits the description of a therapy. Sharon Jantzen shares why taking manure fork in hand and cleaning up after your horse is very therapeutic.
Whether it’s an injury that’s got you laid up, or, as many of us are experiencing right now, bad weather that makes riding impossible, there are still ways to stay connected to your “horse life” without being in the saddle. Sarah Williams shares her favorite ways to beat the Saddle Time Blues.