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Scarred and Discarded

A Surprise Happy Ending
By Pauline Stotsenburg of Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH)

2013 a Walking Horse,  his  pasterns covered in scars from years of  chemical abuse and the use of chains, making   it impossible  to pass  the inspections associated with the Horse Protection Act, is dumped by his owners. 468 more words

Obstacle Tips by Jeff Wilson Cowboy Dressage

The Wildlife Box
As seen in the June Issue of the ACTHA Monthly Magazine

Rebecca Stair Kyle and her Spanish Mustang, Chisto 648 more words

NEW! ACTHA AOC Parelli In-Hand Division

The skills/obstacles will be the same as listed on the riding challenges, with some variation.  In Hand Challenges are based on the principals, concepts and criteria of… 2,173 more words

American Competitive Trail Horse Association

Ride Host Accolades: Little Trails Horse Camp

By Kim Cowen

My 19 year old Polish Arabian mare Jasmine and I have been a team for 10 years.  We prefer to be outdoors rather than indoors so we spent our first three years together exploring the farm where we boarded, while we built a relationship based on trust.  650 more words


Hit the Trail!

By Pat Parelli

Most people get either annoyed or scared by their horse’s spooky behavior, especially when it is compounded by prancing and pulling. I’ve heard a number of theories about why horses behave like this, and most of them come from a lack of knowledge about the prey animal psyche: “He’s competitive… he likes to lead… he just loves to run… he’s just stupid,”etc. 833 more words

ACTHA Monthly

Great American Horse Photo Contest Results

Grand Champion Photo

Category: Rescue

Category: Horses with Kids

Category: In the Pasture

Category: Obstacles

Category: Horse and Rider

Category: Farm Dog

Category: Foals

Category: At the Barn or Stable… 350 more words