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Equus Education Blog Hop – Equine Learning

There is so much to be learned about horses, in so many different areas. The idea of this months’ blog hop is to explore that. So my question for you to consider is:

What interesting or unusual fact have you learned about horses whilst working with them, caring for them or riding them?

What Have you Learned from Horses?

That’s it! Write your post about equine learning and be sure to link it back to this post and leave a comment indicating you’re taking part in the blog hop. Then I’ll include a link to your participating post here. Happy writing!



  1. You Can Never Stop Learning at Horse Crossings
  2. Horses and Donkeys at Free Rein Series
  3. First Lesson Learned at Horse Country

Equus Education Blog Hop: Horse Travels

This month we’re looking at the topic of travelling and horses. I have one question for you to answer in as few or as many words as you’d like:

If you could travel anywhere in the world for something horse related, where would it be and what would you do?

Where Would You Travel?

Perhaps you want to attend a particular horse event, ride in a certain country, learn a type of riding, see the home of your favourite breed or even study horses. Let me know!

  1. Create a post on your site focused on Horse Travels.
  2. Start the post by indicating that you’re taking part in a blog hop over at Equus Education ( and be sure to link Equus Education to the website address in brackets.
    1. Write your post of any length
  3. That’s it! You’re welcome to then come to this post and leave a reply, indicating the website address of the post you’ve created in answer to this blog hop.


  1.  The Triple Crown in the US at Horse Country
  2. Przewalski’s Horse in Mongolia at Free Rein Series
  3. Around the World with Horses

Agist Now Agistment Site

For those not familiar with this term often used in Australia, agistment means paying to keep your horse (or other stock) on someone’s land. Like a form of boarding or livery. It may involve stables and other features like rugs on and off and horses being fed, or it may just be paying for access to pasture (paddocks).

People will Pay to Keep their Horses on Someone Else’s Land. offers a place online where you can put in your desire for a particular type of agistment, or raise the awareness to others of what you have to offer in the form of agistment.

Offering a place where people can pay to keep their horses is a possible horse career choice; offering a service where people can find out about it is an out of the box way of establishing an online horse career.

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.” – Alice Walker

Strides for Success – Audio Lessons

I’ve just stumbled across these guys on Twitter and have consequently checked out their website.  I love the concept!

We create audio horse riding programs that you can download and listen to from the comfort of your own saddle, on your horse…  Just like having an instructor there with you… Oh, and they are fun to listen to as well!

If this idea piques your interest, I encourage you to check out Strides for Success.  We really do live in a day and age where you can turn your passion for horses into a unique business idea!  Have you?

“What a creature he was! Never have I felt such a horse between my knees. His great haunches gathered under him with every stride, and he shot forward ever faster and faster, stretched like a greyhound, while the wind beat in my face and whistled past my ears.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

Wish Upon a Unicorn

Wish Upon a Unicorn by Vicki Blum

Nine year old Arica felt there was something unusual about her grandmother, but it wasn’t until a visit to water some plants resulted in her slipping through a crack and into another world, that she realised her feelings were fact. Having been kidnapped by two trolls, Arica discovers a world of unicorns, elves, fairies and evil trolls.

As Arica is taken through this unusual land astride a captured unicorn, she questions what the trolls could possibly want with a human girl. When they arrive at their destination, she is dismayed to find that she will continue to be held captive, enslaved to work in a mine. To make things worse, the elves that are also enslaved, want nothing to do with her.

Arica finds assurance with the captive unicorns, but cannot explain how she can understand their thoughts. Desperate to escape and get back home, Arica is determined to befriend the elves and find a way home, and the reason she came to be in this unusual land that has an evil fairy who seems so familiar.

Wish Upon a Unicorn is a great adventure about a young girl with an unusual gift. It is fast paced and finishes well. I have no doubt it will appeal to the younger reader.

Author: Vicki Blum
Fiction – children’s fantasy
In My Library? As a Kindle download it is!

“Dreams are the playground of unicorns.” – Author unknown

Sustainable Horse Resources

Sustainability is something that appeals to many in today’s society.  Recently I stumbled across The Sustainable Horse – a place online that promotes sustainable products for the horse industry.

The Place for Eco-Minded Horse Lovers.  The founder of the Sustainable Horse says of it’s creation, “Having loved horses all my life I found it difficult to find equestrian products that matched my lifestyle. It seemed that if you love nature and care about sustainability and want to apply that to your equestrian life, it takes days of research to find what you are looking for. That needed to change!

Articles, a brand guide and eco-market with products are all available on the site.  You can follow them on Twitter, too!

“Be wary of the horse with a sense of humour.” – Pam Brown

Friday Feature: Groom

This week’s letter is G. If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Foaling Attendant.

Well since the last time the letter G was covered in a Friday Feature, a new career relating to horses has been added!  If you’re keen to see the numerous careers covered on this site (150+!), take a look at Vocation 100.

Turning Horses out to a High Standard is Important as a Groom

A groom has a role that is very hands on with horses.  This task may also fall under the category of stable hand or even strapper, depending on the industry that the role is carried out in.  In short, they are in charge of the horse’s health and welfare as well as their presentation.

Someone who is interested in work as a groom may find their tasks consist of:

  • Feeding and watering particular horses
  • Exercising them (lunging, riding, hand walking)
  • Preparing them to be ridden by a rider, trainer or owner (by grooming them and tacking them up)
  • Warming up and cooling down particular horses
  • Dealing with basic first aid treatments
  • Turning the horses out to a high standard (this may involve washing them, grooming, plaiting, braiding and clipping)

A professional show or sale groom is one who is employed to make a horse look it’s best for a competition or sale.  Being able to turn horses out to a high standard and paying attention to detail are strengths that will help in this profession.  It should be expected that weekend work will be commonplace, too, as most often shows occur then and sales can go over these days.

For posts that relate to this area of work on Equus-Blog, take a look at:

“All horseback riding is great until you go to a $40 show for a 75c ribbon.” – Author unknown

Sponsorship Opportunity, the Equus Film Festival NYC

So this was posted on LinkedIn recently and I think is worth sharing.  Sarah Chase, the Chief Business Officer at Horse Lifestyle TV stated:

The Equus Film Festival, the only international film festival featuring equestrian and horse films/media, will be coming to New York City November 21st – 22nd. We are looking for a title sponsor at: $2,500 and two VIP level sponsors at $1,000 — excellent way to get your premier brand in front of Manhattan audience made up of Indie film buffs and dedicated equestrians. There are over 35 films entered over 2-days with red carpet evenings, celebrity film guests, and a special VIP wrap party. This is Cannes for Horse People!
Email: if you’d like to be part of this great event!
Tickets, through Fandango, will go on sale in September … the more sponsors, the lower we can keep the tickets!

Wordless Wednesday – Lope

Cantering Along

Betting/Bookmaking with Horses

Although here in the Southern Hemisphere the big attraction of the Spring Racing Carnival is months away, it’s summer racing months in the Northern Hemisphere!  I’ve touched on Bookmaking before, with regards to a potential career with horses that also requires a head for figures.

Bookmakers Generate Funds through Horse Racing

Whilst betting on horse racing can make some people a nice bit of pocket money every now and again, being the person to provide the betting service may be a better gamble.  With today’s technology and the opportunity to set up programming and math systems on a website, it may even be possible to entertain such a horse related career choice from the comfort of a home computer.

Of course, if you have a passion for horses, business and figures, you may also like to consider the idea of accounting for horse related businesses.  There are many, many career options out there for the enthusiastic horse fan.

“Canter is the cure for every evil.” – The Book Of Horse Quotes

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