Read Emma Fogler of Across Town Farm talk about her life as a hunter jumper trainer with a new infant and how she is balancing it all.
Hi Kids, My Name is Rudy! I’m the star of a children’s book series where I tell kids about my life while educating them on all things horse! My owner and I have partnered with Allpony to bring a series of blogs to the Allpony website that discusses equine practitioners. I’m going to tell you about equine chiropractors in this edition.
This paper craft activity allows kids to create their own Christmas pony pulling a carriage full of gifts for the holidays. Simply download the PDF, print it out on your home printer, cut it out and attach the top together with glue, tape or staples to make the pony stand up on its own. Makes a great holiday decoration that kids can create on their own.
My almost eight year old daughter and I have both enjoyed reading the Rudy series together. We are both impressed with how Diane tells the story from her horse’s perspective while keeping the reader engaged. The books educate kids and adults about houses and horsemanship along the way. The Rudy Book Series and Allpony have similar goals in this regard and I was thrilled when Diane asked me to create a custom Rudy plush horse for her book tour!
It is extremely important for the trainer to make expectations of parents and riders very clear from the beginning. Every program is different and every trainer may have different requirements and expectations.
In our interview with Catherine Winter of Ride EquiSafe, we tried on a wide selection of child sized equestrian safety vests and learned more about the options available for kids.
A recent hot topic in the equine world has been the use of safety vests. While these have been seen for years in other disciplines like Eventing and Show Jumping, the safety vest has not been common attire in the Hunter, Dressage or Western Worlds, until now.
This is why I believe so much in horse showing and the values that it instills in kids. Camaraderie, time spent together, the moments early in the morning before the show starts, late in the evening, long after the show is done, and every bit in between. The responsibility and amazing experience of caring for and performing on a living, breathing animal.
Gillian Higgins, creator of Horses Inside Out, is inspired by Muyerbridge and is taking his work into the 21st century with painted horses and slow-motion videos, along with clear explanations that allow the audience to observe and understand what is happening under the skin as the horse moves.
Check out some of the gorgeous tack room photos we found on PInterest! Do you have a photo of an amazing tack room? Tag it on social media with #allpony so we can see!