Author: Tom Seay

Thoughts On Trainers For Your Horse

On most articles or newsletters, we offer advice on traveling with your horse or new adventures you might undertake, but in this article, I want to focus on finding the right trainer for your horse. In the first part of this article, we will talk about the issues but in the second part, I will go out on a limb and name several trainers that I admire. At first thought, you might think you do not need a trainer. Most of us feel that way. Some folks think it makes them a lesser rider to seek help. I actually talked...

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Where Is Your Favorite Saddle And Where Would You Like To Take It?

It is not only Christmas time when we reflect on our basic beliefs and family traditions but it is also a time to think about where we may have traveled with our horses and where we may be going in the coming year. Here is a suggestion from us: With these occasionally warm days during December, especially when there are no bugs to worry with, take your old favorite saddle out of the tack storage area. Put that old friend, that worn saddle, that has taken you on so many adventures, and put it on a saw horse or...

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Cattle Drives – A New Trail Riding Opportunity

When we are not traveling, we are home on the farm.  Our family has farmed here in Virginia since the early 1700’s, so we sometimes take it for granted as this is our way of life. One of the things we do here is have team penning practice every Friday night.  (For those that are unfamiliar with this, it is a horse event with its origins are from the cowboy days on the plains. Since corrals were not close to where herds were grazed ‘free range’ or in the open spaces. When a cow or calf needed treatment or to be...

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Honoring The Veterans On Behalf Of The Equine Community

I want to share with you what Best of America by Horseback is doing for the horse community, regardless if you are a member of our organization or not. On July 26, 2015, we will present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, and additional wreaths at the World War I, World War II, the Vietnam Wall, and the Korean Memorial. There will be a card with every name that wishes to be listed and their hometown. There is no charge to be listed. Often, I become irritated with countless charities...

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Important For Any Horse Owner

In this issue, I am not going to talk about trail riding, training tips or travel tips. Instead, I want to talk about something that will affect you or someone close to you during this riding season. This morning, as I was watching the national news, I saw a story on an uncontrolled wildfire, the aftermath of a tornado in the Midwest and damages from hale, wind, and flooding from severe storms in the South. These events have a direct impact for almost half of our club membership and television viewing audience. Without a doubt, the majority of those...

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