1. Why We (And So Many Others) Love Horses

      The human/horse bond has been a part of this world for thousands of years. For most of human history, the purpose of the horse was as a work animal, either in the fields or as a form of transportation. Because they were much more often thought of as “things to use” instead of treating the…Read More

  2. Welcome To Our New and Improved Trail Riding Site!

    We’d like to thank you for stopping by the new and improved Pink Flamingo Stables website! We’ve worked hard to make this virtual space as easy as possible for you to get on a horse, and that means creating an online space so that you can sign up for trail riding or horseback riding lessons with…Read More

  3. Sitting the Trot

    If done properly, this gait can be very fun and comfortable to ride. You need to have a strong core and open hips to stay in the saddle. The more you bounce in the saddle, the more the horse’s back become hollowed and difficult to sit. We want to think about keeping our body tall, knees open, and …Read More

  4. Cantering with Ease

    Cantering causes a tremendous amount of apprehension for many riders. It’s a bigger gait than the trot and can be difficult to manage if the riders seat, hands, and legs are tense. I wanted to write briefly on the canter, as many of my students struggle with finding balance within the canter and p…Read More

  5. One Week to the International Helmet Awareness Day 2014

    The helmet awareness campaign Riders4Helmets is holding its fourth annual International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday, June 22. The event aims to educate all equestrians about the importance of wearing protective headgear for every ride, regardless of discipline. The campaign was launched in 20…Read More

  6. Research highlights the dangers of concussions in young athletes

    With International Helmet Awareness Day coming up this Saturday, June 22, equestrians will be hearing a lot about the danger of head injuries. One of the biggest concerns—particularly for children—is concussions, and recent studies are shedding some light on the problems that come with diagnos…Read More