Thursday, July 20, 2023

Common Legal Issues in the Horse World - Full Article

Learn which areas are most likely to lead to a lawsuit in the horse world if you’re not prepared and protected.

By Louann Chaudier - June 7, 2023

Because virtually every aspect of horse ownership carries some degree of risk, horse owners should consider the possibility that things can sometimes go wrong and lead to legal issues. In most common cases, the horse does not present the only risk: People who will be interacting with him can cause a multitude of problems, which in a worst-case scenario can land you in court as a horse owner.

Our generally optimistic outlook on life with horses is not often eroded by a fear of being sued. Most of us never expect it from loved ones or horsey friends, yet this precise situation happens with some frequency.

A myriad of hazardous situations involving horses can result in a lawsuit, most too complicated to resolve without an experienced attorney. Yet we offer horseback rides to family members, casually board horses on our properties for extra income, and lend our trailers to friends.

The following should not constitute legal advice—always consult an attorney for that—but these five topics are designed to give you an idea of the common areas of conflict that crop up in horse legal issues and court cases...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Talkin' Trot Podcast: We're Back after a long hiatus!!

Talkin' Trot Podcast - Listen

Talkin' Trot: Endurance Riding News and Views

Bridget and Angie update on what they've been up to, a little lameness and ulcer treatment/prevention advice and plans for the future!

Monday, July 10, 2023

Tips On How To Back Up That Trailer Like A Pro - Full Article and Vieo Justine Griffin
April 10 2020

Ever pulled into the horse show grounds and became immediately horrified at the tightly packed trailer parking field? It takes skill and a certain comfort level behind the wheel of the truck to expertly back up a rig into a tight space.

Here are some exercises and tips to help you learn how to haul – and back that trailer up – like a pro.

Pro eventers Dom and Jimmie Schramm say the first step to being confident driving the trailer is by getting know it. Give yourself plenty of time to practice where there’s no pressure. I.E., don’t wait until you’re at a horse show to learn the ins and outs of reversing.

Consider Your Steering Wheel Hand Placement...

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Saturday, July 08, 2023

Allen Boyer: ‘Three Steps Up to Mediocrity’ By Pamela Reband, M.D. - Full Review

July 6 2023

This is an eloquent book about climbing and covering ground: the scores of miles that an endurance rider may cover, the span of physical and psychological distance that it takes to come back from injury and debility. Author Pam Reband, who grew up in Oxford, has written a memoir that will resonate with many – those who ride, and those who have risen to other challenges

“Three Steps Up” starts with an accident and an injury. On a trail outside her home in Arizona,

Pamela Reband, a rider for almost all of her life, had a fall that twisted her out of the saddle and brought her horse down on top of her.

“Sometimes rock bottom isn’t metaphorical,” Reband tartly observes. “They make bricks out of the dirt in Arizona.” The fall tore her rotator cuff and bruised her bones; she could not trust herself to climb stairs without handrails. These injuries arrived before Covid weakened her lungs and family medical problems demanded her time and concentration...

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Saturday, July 01, 2023

The Last Ride of the Pony Express with Will Grant - Listen

By Tom Williams
Published June 27, 2023

Though the Pony Express has enjoyed a lot of traction over the years, among the authors that have attempted to encapsulate it, none have ever ridden it themselves. While most scholars would look for answers inside a library, Will Grant looks for his between the ears of a horse. Inspired by the likes of Mark Twain, Sir Richard Burton, and Horace Greeley, all of whom traveled throughout the developing West, Will Grant returned to his roots and determined that he would ride the trail himself with his two horses, Chicken Fry and Badger, from one end to the other. The result is his new book The Last Ride of the Pony Express: My 2,000-Mile Horseback Journey Into the Old West.

Will Grant lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he’s a writer for Outside magazine. His work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek and he was previously the Action Sports editor at VICE. Since graduating college, he has broken in horses at a Colorado ranch, apprenticed under legendary horse trainer Jack Brainard, cowboyed in Texas, raced the Mongol Derby, a nearly 900 mile horse race in Mongolia, and ridden horses on every continent but Antartica.

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