On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in his motorcade. America’s grief over their fallen president was accentuated by the sight of Black Jack, the coal black, riderless horse that participated in Kennedy’s funeral procession with his boots reversed in his stirrups, a poignant symbol of our country’s fallen hero.
This small college in Michigan encourages students on the riding team to value community service as much as blue ribbons.
What happens when you encourage a determined and accomplished group of collegiate-level equestrians to give back to their community? At Albion College in Albion, Mich., you get almost $1,000 raised to fight cancer during a Relay For Life event on Nov. 19.
Laura Cleveland was struggling. After spending the better part of four years slogging through community college, she knew she needed a change.
“I was kind of going nowhere,” said Cleveland, 22, who has attention deficit disorder and executive function disorder. “I was running in place. I wasn’t learning anything, and I wasn’t going anywhere, but I had my horses. I had this purpose of taking care of these animals, and that got me out of bed every morning.”
This is the seventh article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.
In the world of human nutrition, fat is usually a bad word. However, for horses, a high-fat diet can help solve a myriad of issues. Not only will additional fat aid with the obvious issue of weight gain, but it’s also a good source of “cool” energy, may improve skin and coat quality and can even help prevent tying up.
This is the sixth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.
When it comes to equine nutrition, we often stress about whether our horses are carrying enough flesh. However, the well-padded look that might be perfect for the show ring is often too heavy for excellent health.
When a light suddenly goes out, it takes a moment for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. When Alfred Patrick “Paddy” Smithwick passed away on Nov. 14, 1973, at the tender age of 46, the steeplechasing world lost one of its brightest stars.
Born in 1927, Smithwick began his career as an amateur in 1945 at the age of 19. He quickly climbed into the professional ranks in 1946, and by 1947 he finished 10th in the National Steeplechase and Hunt standings after winning seven races that year.