Like most equestrians Nicole Harris of Memphis, Tenn., started riding as a child. She rode Hunter/ Jumpers and competed as a junior rider. Many things have changed in the Hunter/ Jumper world over the last 30 years. When she was younger the Thoroughbred was the top horse in the Hunter ring, now Warmbloods rule the ring.
Managing horses is not an easy task, especially with all the demands these days. Keeping an accurate schedule that is easily shared with owners, riders, trainers, grooms and support staff can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are digital solutions you can use to manage your barn more efficiently and help keep your horses happy and healthy.
Jayven Kilgore started riding at the age of nine. Now, as a 15 year-old, 10th grader and working student at Meadowthorpe Farm, he is focused on extending his education and knowledge with horses as much as he possibly can. His goal is to have a career with horses as a horse trainer.
Summer! The season invokes a whole host of emotions for equestrians. We are excited to spend our days outdoors alongside our four-legged buddies, but along with the warmer days comes the frustrations that the heat and humidity can bring. A mid-south summer ushers in the potential for seasonal allergies from pests and pasture.