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Beat the Heat

We are in for a hot summer. A worldwide warming trend combined with the El Nino weather pattern is bringing some of the highest temperatures on record to many places, including the United States.
Although some people may pride themselves on being tough enough to ride on even the most sweltering days, always remember that hot weather is harder on horses than on riders. Not only are they the ones doing most of the work, they also produce more heat and are more susceptible to heat stress than humans are. In other words, if you are hot, your horse is hotter.

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Beat the Heat

We are in for a hot summer. A worldwide warming trend combined with the El Nino weather pattern is bringing some of the highest temperatures on record to many places, including the United States.
Although some people may pride themselves on being tough enough to ride on even the most sweltering days, always remember that hot weather is harder on horses than on riders. Not only are they the ones doing most of the work, they also produce more heat and are more susceptible to heat stress than humans are. In other words, if you are hot, your horse is hotter.

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In Practice: Managing Rider Injuries

By Niki Gay, MS, SCAT, ATC The old adage is you aren’t a “real rider” until you’ve fallen off your horse. It is estimated that around 20 percent of equestrians will experience some type of injury each year: that makes a lot of “real riders!” If you and your horse do part company, it is important to know which injuries

Beautiful Barns

Top Three Considerations When Building Stalls

Your horses spend a lot of time in their stalls. Here are some tips to keep your equine companions comfortable, happy and safe. There are many things to consider when selecting stalls for your horse barn, including animal comfort and safety, functionality and style. Three of the most important factors are stall door styles, the design of the stalls, and what types of waterers and feeders you decide to use.

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The Geitner Family Balancing Act

 Written by: The Carolinas Equestrian Published: 15 August 2019 How do Cathy and Daniel Geitner divide the long list of responsibilities associated with operating DFG Stables, one of the largest, most successful hunter/jumper barns in the Southeast along with raising their two

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Ten Songs for Horse People

Nas X Country Rap. Don’t get us wrong, we think its catchy, but there are a few other songs that more accurately capture our horse person spirit. Check out our Spotify Playlist “The Carolinas Equestrian” to hear most of these

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Sims Hill Farm

 Written by: The Carolinas Equestrian Published: 24 July 2016 A little history about Sims Hill FarmSims Hill opened in May 2012. The farm is owned by the Johnson Family. Built on almost 21 beautiful acres in Waxhaw, the farm is located just

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Horses and riders standing in a pond

Beat the Heat

We are in for a hot summer. A worldwide warming trend combined with the El Nino weather pattern is bringing some of the highest temperatures on record to many places, including the United States.
Although some people may pride themselves on being tough enough to ride on even the most sweltering days, always remember that hot weather is harder on horses than on riders. Not only are they the ones doing most of the work, they also produce more heat and are more susceptible to heat stress than humans are. In other words, if you are hot, your horse is hotter.

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Polo in the Carolinas

Today, Aiken is the undisputed center of polo in the Carolinas. There are no fewer than six polo clubs recognized by the United States Polo Association (USPA) in the Aiken area, including at least four that hold regular tournaments and matches open to spectators.

Under 21: Gigi Phillips

When asked about other plans, Gigi Phillips laughs. “I am very competitive and I really enjoy the various divisions and moving up the ranks. Also, I just love being around the animals. I kind of decided what I liked from a young age and I just have been ‘all-in’ with horses.”

Hit the Trail

When is the last time you took your horse on a trail ride? The Carolinas are home to an astonishing variety of terrain, ranging from winding mountain tracks to sandy gallops through the surf. There are many miles of glorious riding paths to enjoy, and riding out has benefits far beyond taking in the scenery. Trail riding can sharpen your skills, build partnership with your mount and improve both your own and your horse’s mental and physical health. If you aren’t lucky enough to have bridlepaths at your riding facility, you can often trailer to the trails. In some places, you can even rent a suitable horse and take a guided ride. Here is a quick survey of some of the best places in the Carolinas for horseback riders to visit.

Fall 2023

Our Fall 2023 edition features trail riding, polo in the Carolinas and much more!

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