Wednesday Wisdom #99 – Jim Hutchins

Alabama Horse Talk recently interviewed Jim Hutchins, owner of Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center and founder of American Horsewoman’s Challenge.  Here are highlights: Where do you live?  Falls City, Washington How long have you been involved with natural horsemanship?  About 25 years What inspired you to start the American Horsewoman’s Challenge?  A conversation with a famous [...]

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Tuesday Trends and Topics #107 – Female Trainer Trends

It’s a well known fact the majority of horse owners are women!  In an American Horse Publications survey in 2010, 88.8% of the respondents were women. With this high percentage of female horse owners, it always surprises me that so many of the well-known horse trainers are male (Pat Parelli, Chris Cox, Clinton Anderson, Ken [...]

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Monday Matters #107 – American Horsewoman’s Challenge

This year marks the inaugural American Horsewoman’s Challenge (AHC), October 3–5, 2014, in Guthrie, Oklahoma at Lazy E Arena.  Professional horsewomen from across North America (The U.S. and Canada) will gather this fall to compete in the first ever competition among female horse trainers. Representing Alabama will be two trainers from central and south Alabama: [...]

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Friday Fun #104 – Fun with Mules!

All week, Alabama Horse Talk has presented information about the world of mules in Alabama as well as mule associations and clubs.  Mules are unique in that they are the product of two different species.  A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare), and a hinny is the product [...]

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Thursday Tips and Trivia #120 – Mule Association Trivia

Mule Association Trivia – American Mule Association was founded in 1976. The goal of the AMA is to promote mules as talented and useful animals and to dispel them being the brunt of jokes. The first AMA approved mule show was organized by Pat Parelli in Clovis, California. The American Gaited Mule Association was founded [...]

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Wednesday Wisdom #98 – Dave Dover

Alabama Horse Talk recently interviewed Dave Dover, owner of D&G Saddle Shop in Snead, Alabama, and founder of the Northeast Alabama Mule and Horse Club.  Here are highlights: How long been riding mules?  All his life When did you open the D&G Saddle Shop?  About two months ago What kind of products do you sell? [...]

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