Friday, March 17, 2023

Equestrian Adventuresses Podcast: Featuring Claire Eckhard's Race Against Time Book podcast - Listen

February 1, 2023

If you love books, this is the perfect place for you. Once a month, Heather, Ute, and sometimes Krystal, will talk about their favorite horsey book. In today’s episode of the EQA Book Club, Ute is talking with Claire Eckhard about her recently published book Race Against Time, a book about a girl, a pony and their race against time in the toughest 100-miles endurance race in the world, the Tevis Cup.


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Welcome Swallows Back to Your Horse Property! - Full Artice

March and April mark the return of these little birds that play a big role in horse-property insect control.

Posted by Alayne Blickle | Mar 15, 2018

Horse people love spring for many reasons: Longer days to ride, mild weather, and more. But what gives me, personally, hope that spring is right around the corner is the return of swallows to North America. Not only do swallows mark the change of season, they also offer their natural insect control services on horse properties.

Depending on where you live, you should begin seeing swallows in March and April. Their cheery twitterings, which can brighten even a gray spring day, mark their return from their winter home in Central America...

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Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Researchers Have Found The Earliest Evidence of Horseback Riding Yet - Full Article

06 March 2023
By Michelle Starr

The bones of nomads who lived in what is now southeast Europe thousands of years ago have just yielded humanity's earliest evidence of equestrianism.

According to an analysis of wear on the bones of individuals of the Yamnaya culture that lived across the Eurasian steppe between 3021 to 2501 BCE, these people didn't just keep horses for their milk but rode them to get around and help herd cattle and sheep.

This is an important piece in the puzzle of human development, as the introduction of horse riding dramatically changed the speed and distance with which we could move through the world.

"Horseback-riding seems to have evolved not long after the presumed domestication of horses in the western Eurasian steppes during the fourth millennium BCE," explains archaeologist Volker Heyd of the University of Helsinki in Finland. "It was already rather common in members of the Yamnaya culture between 3000 and 2500 BCE..."

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Inspired by AlUla and Gaudi, sculptor explains process behind Endurance Cup trophies - Full Article

by Marco Ferrari, Al Arabiya English

Prize money and the glory of victory were not the only things that the winners of AlUla’s Endurance Cup took home on Saturday.

Three ornate sculptures inspired by the landscape of northern Saudi Arabia were also presented as trophies to the first three riders to cross the finish line after the 120 kilometer Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup.

The bronze, silver, and gold pieces were created by sculptor Marco Gusto, who has created statues for the Vatican...

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