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.
Calling All Horse Book Lovers! Allpony is offering a book review contest where kids read a horse book of their choice and write a basic overview of the book and what they like about it. Reviews can be as short as two paragraphs and up to 2 pages long. The horse books can be of fiction or nonfiction, as long as it is about horses. One entry per person please. Your book reviews will be posted on the Allpony website so other kids can get recommendations on all of the great horse books out there that they may like to read! One of the submitted book reviews will be chosen at random as the winner of a life-time Star Stable game membership and the Soul Riders book trilogy.
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!
Our talented riding friend Emma is a brand ambassador for Allpony! Emma shared some information with us about her riding experience, about her horse Waffle, and how she continues to learn about horses and horsemanship.
The goal of Allpony is to inspire kids to learn about horses, and we hope the Allpony Junior Brand Ambassadors will inspire other kids to learn more about horses and ponies too.
This polo instructor interview is our fifth video in a series of educational videos intended to teach children about different horse sports.
For the video series, I ask each horse sport instructor the same seven or eight questions in an interview format and then do a little hands on learning as a way to help to expose a whole new generation of kids to different horse sports in short informational videos.
There is an amazing coastal town in North Carolina called Beaufort that once hosted Black Beard the pirate, and is the home of wild ponies that live on the islands across from the mainland.