Equine-Assisted Therapy in the COVID-19 Era

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Mental Health and Equine- Assisted Therapy (E.A.T) in the Covid-19 era:

Following our previous blog post on the ‘Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy’, we thought it might be interesting to revisit this topic in the context of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Mental Health has been at the forefront of many discussions this past year, while anxiety and depression have skyrocketed as a result of prolonged isolation, grief, and loss. As we continue to recognize the benefits of outdoors activities and contact with animals on our mental health, adequate funding for large-scale scientific studies […]

Concrete Cowboys: An insight Into the Lives of the Urban Black Cowboys of North Philadelphia

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When you think of Western movies, your mind may not immediately go to Philadelphia as a staple of cowboy culture. Yet, the urban riders of North Philadelphia have been an integral part of cowboy culture and its heritage for over a century.

The 2020 movie “Concrete Cowboys”, directed by Ricky Staub, tells the story of Cole (portrayed by Caleb McLaughlin), a teenager with a turbulent past sent to live with his estranged father (Idris Elba), a prominent member of the Urban Black Cowboys community in Philadelphia. Reluctant at first, Cole is gradually pulled into the Fletcher Street Riders tight-knit […]

The Annual Jerez Horse Fair: A Colorful Event for All Andalusian Horse Lovers

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Imagine sipping a glass of fine Sherry wine while riding a beautiful Andalusian stallion and witnessing a parade with some of the most stunning horses in the world, right under the palm trees and sunshine of Andalusia. This is what you can expect at The Feria de Jerez, also known as “Feria del Caballo” (Jerez Horse Fair), a colorful event that would take any horse lover’s breath away.

After being canceled due to the pandemic in 2020 for the first time since the 1938 Spanish Civil War, the Jerez Horse Fair is back on this year- and while ongoing […]

Ways to Beat the Winter Barn Blues

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Winter can seem all too long for horse owners, especially when you’re ready for show season and not a huge fan of riding in the cold. If you’re feeling the winter barn blues, these activities can help you to make it through to spring.

Attend an Online Clinic

More and more clinics are now available online. Consider auditing an online clinic with a trainer you haven’t worked with before. You can also find online clinics by sports psychologists and judges. You’ll be working on your show prep while learning something new, and you don […]