The Top 50 Horse Blogs You Need To Read
If you’re looking for practical, insightful, entertaining and educational horse blogs, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you are after detailed information on horse health care, dressage, horse art, or just want to learn more about how much a horse costs, we’ve got your covered.
So here we go.. The 50 best equestrian blogs online.There are so many high-quality horse blogs on the web, but we’ve handpicked the cream of the crop to give you the definitive list. Whether you’re completely horse crazy or just enjoy the occasional ride, these blogs give you the tips, tools and techniques to get the most out of your riding. We've numbered them to make it easier, but in no particular order here are the best 50 horse blogs!
This is a really nice blog about Genny, a 20-something girl from the mid-west with a passion for horses above all else. She publishes regular articles detailing her adventure turning her former racehorse, called O, into a "proper riding horse". Her posts include videos and photos documenting her's and O's progress. You can also follow her progress in reaching her goals for 2015, and you can follow her on Facebook.
Daily Horse Drawings is one of the best places to get your dose of equine artyness. Since March 2015, the author has challenged themself to draw a horse or something equine related every day. Given the quality of the drawings here that looks like it might be very tough. They also take suggestions for specific breeds or horses, so why not drop them a suggestion.
"When reason goes out the window, ridicule pulls up a chair". Heather Clemencau describes herself as having a "retro-adolescent" sense of humor, but she isn't only about the jokes. Her blogging portfolio is filled with informative and interesting articles around a whole range of topics and inparticular horse welfare and horse slaughter. You can also follow her on twitter.
Stacy Westfall's blog is full of tips and advice to help you understand your horse. She has written almost 1,000 blog posts so you're bound to find something that is useful to you. Stacy has been riding horses all her life and now her and her husband tour the country offering clinics and making education appearances at expos. She has recently had upgraded her blog and website to be a lot more attractive and easier to navigate. She is also on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
"A blog that got hijacked by a horse", Sparrowgrass is an interesting blog that wasn't always horse focused. But since owning a horse, over time Sparrowgrass grew to be mainly about her horse Drifter and how her relationship with him has developed as she approaches adulthood.
She doesn't mean to brag but the author of The Best Mare claims that she really does own the best mare in the world. This blog is great to hear the ramblings of her and her horse Pearl, from their rocky start all the way up to Pearl blossoming into a civilised horse. Her posts vary from handy advice and tips to everyday thoughts, with frequent photos and videos.
Since launching in 2012, Horse Collaborative has quickly created a passionate international community of horse lovers, athletes, equine professionals, hobbyists, dreamers, and people who just think horses are cute. They have an excellent team of people who publish great content daily, as well as accepting submissions from budding bloggers who want to contribute to the community. They have a strong FaceBook presence as well as Twitter, Youtube and Pinterest.
If you love watching people fall off a horse, then this is the blog for you! Every equestrians guilty pleasure, this Tumblr blog is filled with photos of people falling off horses in spectacular fashion, with the occasional gif. The hardest part of riding is the ground!
As you can probably guess from the name, this is a blog by Lauren who moved to Texas and now writes about her adventures with her beloved OTTB Simon. Her blog has gained her some attention in the equine industry, and she has been featured on the site The Chronicle of the Horse for their Amateurs Like Us series. Her horse blog is a great source of equine photography, lessons, reviews, interesting articles and pretty much anything you can think of. Check out her Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
Horses and Heels is a popular online scrapbook of author Raquel Lynn's favorite aspects of the cowgirl lifestyle. The modern layout of her blog looks great, and it certainly has a lot of content for the fashion-minded equestrian. Check it out for everything from home décor, fashion, horse tack, recipes and LOTS of cowboy boots. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
Sally Harrison's blog is an excellent source of information for breeders. Always up to date with the latest cutting and racing news she provides detailed information on the main competitors and their breeding history. You can also find the results of the 2015 Breeders Invitationals. Sally Harrison's blog is "where breeders do their homework".
Behind the Bit is a blog for horse people about dressage, riding and sport horses. Written by Stacy Kimmel, it receives over 34,000 page views a month, and her topics vary from dressage to wine and general horse health. She also has an Etsy shop where she sells custom browbands and you can follow her on Pinterest.
Poor Amatuers Almanac is a blog run by two twenty-something best friends who met in high school, Amanda and Kelsey, who have been riding since ages 5 and 8 respectively. The blog is an interesting look into the life of an amateur horse rider without financial backing. Expect to see a range of posts including photos, product reviews and general musings. You can also like them on Facebook.
The Rubber Curry Comb is a blog about Susy Stark recounting her life as a riding school instructor and the people, horses and ponies she encounters. She also tells memories of growing up around horses and what she learnt from them. She provides information and suggestions to help you progress in the competitive equine industry. You can also follow her on Twitter.
Horse Nation is a blog for horse-crazy people to indulge their obsessions within a community of like-minded people. They post regular equestrian news from around the world, as well as interviews with top riders, reader essays, training tips and product reviews. Apart from all this important information, they sneak in a healthy amount of ridiculousness to help get you through your day.
This blog is run by Stefanie Reinhold, a certified equine massage bodywork practioner from Madison, WI. This is a blog for her Horse Wellness program, which means "giving the horse enough respect to show him compassion and give what he needs to do the job we assigned him to do". Her motto is 'Well horses perform well!'. She writes about everything horse related including How-To's and product reviews.
The barn is an equestrians second home, and this blog is a collection of the most beautiful barns in the world. If you dream of the perfect barn, this is the best place to look for inspiration. From the simple to the extravagant, you will see it all here.
The horse is a popular magazine based around equine health care, but they also have a very good blog page. Their 'Blog Stable' has several categories which focus on smart horse keeping, industry press releases, performance horse management and looking after old horses as well general horse keeping advice. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
Vintage Virginia is an excellent blog about horse life. The regular posts follow Courtney through her life with in Virginia with her horse Berry, and all the challenges and lessons that come with it. She posts regular photos of her trail rides life events with the occasional dog or chicken thrown in! She is also on Instagram.
Saddle Seeks Horse is written by Susan Friedland-Smith, a 7th grade history teacher, dog mother and owner of an off-track Thoroughbred gelding called Knight. Susan's blog posts are always a good read for any horse enthusiast, and her belief that the quest for the right horse is akin to the quest for the right man is something a lot of equestrian can relate to. You can follow her blog on Facebook and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as well.
Riding on Water is a blog about the journey of Firn, a teenager from South Africa who trains horses and is trying to get qualified as a horsemaster. She describes the blog as a record of her attempts to better understand and communicate with horses. Along with detailed bio's of her 5 horses, she writes frequent blog posts on horsemanship and advice.
Not your "average horse-obsessed girl", writing is Sara Mariah's second favorite thing, her first being horses. She writes about both of these things, but mostly she talks about the struggles of writing and how to write about horses properly. She recently celebrated the first anniversary of her blog with a 30-day blogging challenge, where she wrote a post every day. You can also follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.
Bays over Baes is a blog about a teenaged equestrian called Kalin who would much rather have a bay colored horse than a bae, and her attempts to find out what she's doing in a confusing world full of saddles, bits and bridles. Her and her horse Red are partners in Natural Horsemanship and you can also learn about her other horses. She writes regular updates with lots of good quality photographs.
Blood Horse is a magazine and website that reports thoroughbred racing and industry news. They have a very good blog section with expert commentary on everything involving Thoroughbred racing, breeding, the sport and sales. There are 17 different blogs covering a range of topics around the industry so if you are interested in thoroughbred racing you are sure to find something useful. They are also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.
Equestrian Trend is an equestrian lifestyle and fashion blog by Carolina Silva. Carolina is a fashion lover and her blog promises to show you the best of the best in equestrian fasion! She owns a SF mare called Tainha who she jumps with and she also writes about showjumping. Equestrian Trend is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Meredith Manor is an all equestrian career college. The college aims to provide a climate of learning where each student can identofy and achieve their equine goals. As far as Equestrian College blogs go, this is easily one of the best out there. Their blog provides horse tips and tidbits for students and non-students alike. You can also like them on Facebook where they have over 46,000 likes.
You may know of SmartPak, one of the largest horse supplement sellers in the industry, but you may not have checked out their blog. The SmartPak blog has some fun features including horse of the month and competitions as well as gear reviews and veterinarian Q&A's. You can also join their rather large following on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Regarding Horses is a blog for the average horse enthusiast, written by Jackie Baker, an average horse crazy woman. It is written from a perspective of horsemanship, passion, respect and years of experience in riding. There is lots of advice and information regarding horse ownership, training, riding and showing along with her adventures with her horse Wynsome Ace. You can also follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter.
The Horsey Set Net is a horse and culture blog for horse lovers everywhere, with or without horses. It is written by Rhonda Lane who is also a journalist, horseless horse lover and mystery writer-in-training. She posts regular advice and commentary on news related to the horsey world. You can find Rhonda on Facebook and Twitter.
Equestrian Stylist is a great equestrian lifestyle blog which strives to produce the most exciting daily dose of equestiran style inspiration for you, your home, horse and barn. Founded by Ashley Cline and her horse "Sir Walter", the blog has a dedicated team of contributors who cover a variety of topics including fashion, travel, art, photography, stores, events and the home. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Writing Horseback is an equestrian travel blog which keeps you up to date with the latest equestrian travel deals. Written by Nancy, she joins her travel writing skills with her passion for horses to provide great tips on creating the ideal horseback riding vacation. She provides great information on lodging, deals, ranches and reviews. You can also follow her travels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.
The Soul Of a Horse is a horsemanship program run by Joe & Kathleen Camp. Joe has published several books as part of the project and they also have a blog where they write articles about horse care and debunk popular myths around traditional horsemanship. They also have some interesting videos on YouTube.
Horse And Man is the blog continuation of the Horse And Man television series. It explores the bond between equines and their people. The blog is run by Dawn and her 13 horses and she writes about everything horse related. They also have a Bucket Fund where they raise money each month to donate to an equine charity. You can follow Horse and Man on Facebook.
Chit Chat and Neigh is an everyday horse persons blog by 21 year old Cassie and her horse Topaz. It follows the day-to-day happenings of her life with a lot of horses thrown in. Follow her Tumblr blog for hilarious horse related memes and gifs and join over 5,700 people who have visited her blog.
This blog started as a simple record of a family's venture into horse ownership with their first horse, but has since grown into their first our horses and is now 3 horses and a donkey. You are sure to find helpful advice on owning your first horse and subsequent horse ownership by reading this blog. They are also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The Hoof Blog is definitely one of the oldest blogs on this list, and likely on the internet. 10 years old and still going strong, Fran Jurga writes The Hoof Blog for anyone with an interest in hoof care and horses and it follows the progess in the science of preventing, recognizing and treating lameness problems in horses. They are also on Google+ and Pinterest.
The Legal Equestrian is a horse blog written by Jess, a licensed lawyer who has been an equestrian for most of her life. She loves to write about equine news, provide tips and advice regarding horses, review horse products and also interviewing riders and other popular figures in the horse world. She aims to compete in the Amateur Owner classes, which she also discusses. The Legal Equestrian is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
A Filly’s Best Friend is a charming equine blog by Tory Myers, a woman working in the city trying to balance her career with her passion for horses and dogs. It is a fun blog detailing how she is following her dreams while maintaining a good sense of humor. This is a great blog to follow for anyone with an interest in that lifestyle. It is packed full of pictures, advice, humor and her personal experiences. You can follow Tory Myer's adventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.
A good rescue horse blog is A Daily Bite of Biscuit, which is a great blog about one person’s efforts to transform her rescue horse Biscuit into a Therapeutic Horseback Riding superstar. A very interesting blog if you are interested in rescue horses or just want to follow Biscuit on his journey.
The Jump Set is quite a new blog that started in June 2015, but they have quickly grown the blog with lots of good quality content including photographs, event news and fashion. It is written by two women who describe it a blog about the beautiful things in life, which in their case is horses and the horse lifestyle. We hope this blog continues to grow in the same fashion.
If you love dresage despite not having an inherent talent for the sport, then this blog is for you. Dressage for Mere Mortals is for ordinary people who love and struggle with the intricacies of dressage. Follow this blog for interesting discussion around dressage as well as everyday horse related things. You can follow this blog on Facebook and Twitter.
Bee And The Horse is brought to you all the way from Warsaw, Poland. It is a record of Bee's journey with her horse Nazir and another horse she trains called Weto. The articles on Bee And The Horse are either based on her own experiences with horses or as a result of the research she has done around a particular topic. You can also check out the blog on Facebook.
Velvet Rider is written by Jennifer Landers, a horse lover who enjoys the equestrian lifestyle and following the latest trends. Her blog provides information on equestrtian style, decor, gifts and of course, horses. Beginning in 2012, Velvet Rider has grown fast and now has over 10,000 likes on Facebook. Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.
My Equine Dream is the journey of someone pursung their dream of becoming an event rider who competes regularly. She recrod her progress to this goal by setting yearly goals, including things such as taking her mare to at least two shows, achieving a more balanced canter and attending traning sessions. Check out her blog to follow her progress towards her goals.
Horse Trail Riders was started in 2004 as a way to share information about horse trail riding in Nebraksa. It is a guide to finding horse trails and trail rides around the state with photographic illustrations. Even if you don't live in the Nebraska area you can still enjoy the photo's and trail riding experiences. You can join their group on Facebook and follow the author, Tammy, on Google+.
Confident Rider is Australia's first blog designed for nervous equestrians who wish to overcome their riding fears and rediscover how to ride with joy. They feature weekly interviews with experts who deal with confidence issues as well as past nervous riders who have overcome their fears. You can stay up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Relaxed and Forward, Anna Blake's blog is a horse/life blog followin her quest to understand and explain the deep and powerful connection between horses and humans. She is a professional riding instructor, author and member of Infinity Farm. She writes lots of interesting articles about riding and horses along with some excellent photography. You can see some of her photo's on Pinterest.
Lady and the Track is a beginners guide to horse racing. It features daily updates on the horse racing world and teaches you how to be more confident when betting on horse racing to become a fearless lady at the track. They have a series of guides covering every aspect of betting and also post news and advice. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Best Horse Practices is dedicated to balancing sense and science in the equine world. They review research in the horse industry and analyse it to see if it is practical and also review products to see if their claims are scientifically correct. Their blog includes features such as ask the expert interviews, case studies and general horsemanship advice. They are also on Facebook.
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