On June 4, 2011, equestrians will get back in the saddle to collect money for the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF), a nonprofit organization that works to facilitate adoptions of wild Mustangs and burros
After setting a Guinness World Record for establishing the Largest Competitive Trail Ride, the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) has announced that its Ride for the Rescues will be an annual event.
Anyone can participate in the Ride for the Rescues by hosting, riding in or volunteering at an event. Riders will cover six miles of trail consisting of six obstacles, which can normally be selected by the host but on this day must be the same at each event in order to be considered for a world record. Those who don't want to negotiate the obstacles can register as "buddy riders."
To date, the ACTHA has raised more than $350,000 for equine charities and rescues in its mission to recognize the American trail horse, maintain a registry for all breeds, and promote the humane treatment of horses in need.
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She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.
Staying up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..