Equestrian Life is an online community for horse people.
We bring together horse people across all disciplines, breeds and sports.
We invite you to connect with others who love horses as much as you do.
You know you're a horseperson when... You walk past someone and instead of saying "excuse me" you poke them in the ribs and say "over". People walk in to your house take a sniff and say '' Oh I didn't know you had horses". You'd rather muck stalls than clean your bedroom. Your horse smells better than you do. You consider moving into the barn because it is cleaner and smells better then your house. While walking your dog, you hold the leash like a rein. You say "whoa" to your dogs. You say "whoa" to your kids. You say "whoa" to your truck. You say "woah" to your friends. You pull a $17,000 horse trailer with a $1,700 pickup truck. You show up in city clothes dressed for appointments and when you get there people reach over the breakfast table to pick alfalfa out of your hair. Your boyfriend/husband complains that you love your horse more then you love him and you answer: “And your point is?” You consider a pristine golf course as a waste of good pasture land. You realize that finding a horse shoe truly is lucky because you’ve saved ten bucks. Your horse gets new shoes more often than you and they’re more expensive. Your horse gets more compliments for grooming than you do. You run your tongue over your back molars and idly wonder if they need to be floated. You count how many steps (strides) you take in between the cracks in the sidewalk, the shadows of trees, etc. You coax your horse into the trailer with a carrot, give him a bite, and walk out finishing it yourself. You known more about equine nutrition than human nutrition and it shows. You spend more on that 6 year old jumper than you’ve EVER spent on a car! You go on a diet, not to be more attractive, but to be a better rider. Every time you go to the stable, it takes 3 hours and you can’t imagine where the time goes. When you accessorize your hairstyle with a piece of hay. You examine every piece of rope or twine for its halter potential. You think a great vacation is spending a long weekend in front of a horsetrailer by a dusty arena. You take someone’s temperature and think 102°F is normal. You always keep carrots, apples, and sugar cubes in your refrigerator. You prefer the smell of stable to cologne. You fall sleep with your boots on and count horses to fall asleep. Your laugh begins to sound like a horse whinny. If you have any more to add, just post more or other jokes about horses and horse people on the comments.
Buying or selling horses? 'Advertise' here. Talk to other people who are buying or selling. Ask questions, get answers, tips, and tricks, and maybe sell your horse or find the horse of your dreams...
This is here for anyone who is interested in natural horsemanship. You can successfully use it in any disipline and will love it. Even if you aren't into horsemanship yet join, hopefully this will get you inspired to try it out. ★
A group dedicated to finding excellent solutions for the fitness and strength training of the rider. We will cover exercise regimens and competitive nutritional information so that the investment made in the training and nutrition of the horse are matched by the rider looking for the competitive advantage and health
This group is for everyone! When dealing with horses age has nothing to do with it. Your experiences and love for horses speeks for themselves! You can learn something from anyone! Everyone has had their own troubles and joys with the animal they love HORSES!
This group is for those people who Love to ride dressage .. or even just to watch it. Whether your Just starting or have been riding for years join, talk, laugh and share experience and knowledge. We are all here to help each other so any questions ask away or just leave a story! Thanks:D
This group is a place to post any good books that you've found that relate to the equine industry, be they on nutrition, conformation, health or even fictional novels! Any books that you've read that pertain to horses, list them, so that the rest of us can find them and enjoy & learn from them as well! Thanks, everyone!
Just so everyone can show off their amazing camera or riding skills!
This group is for anyone that's interested in, uses or practices equine massage therapy! Also feel free to discuss other alternative therapies! I'll do my best to come up with information.
A group for horse people of all disciplines who are interested in learning more about Parelli Natural Horsemanship and practicing these methods with their horses.