Washington International Horse Show, October 26 - 31, 2010

by Hidden Trails 10/26/2010

Starting today, it's the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.! If you’re in the area stop by to check out all the events for children and adults. Running through Halloween, this show offers tons of happenings including Washington’s World of the Horse. Introduced in 2009, this special event runs for 60 minutes and features horses of all types performing a variety of exhibitions from show jumping to Western events, driving and lots more. Good luck to all the competitors!

More information on their website: http://www.wihs.org/index.php

Unusual request - Horses and Astrology

by Hidden Trails 06/02/2010

I have been in the horse business for over 20 years and this is the first time I had this request from a client in Sweden. He wants to come on a ride across the Pampas in Argentina, but he prefers to ride a horse that is an Aquarius. A Linra or a Taurus would work as well, but is not optimal. Horses belonging to other signs are not acceptable - and if he got a Scorpio - his life could be in danger. Woah. Have you every heard of something like this ? Or what do you think ? Personally I am not a great Astrology follower, but I do believe it has some influence "somewhere" - but chosing a horse that way is certainly unusual - especially since riding in the Pampas of Argentina ... 99% of the horses would have no papers, so knowing what sign they are is pretty much impossible.