Having a horse can be an expensive hobby at the best of times. And right now, with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic affecting many businesses and employees, is not the best of times! It's easy for horses and ponies to seem like a bottomless pit into which you tip your money. But it is possible to make your dollars go further and still maintain your horse's health and welfare.
Maybe one of the money-saving tips in our handy infographic below will help you to stretch your dollars further. Please feel free to share!
And use the comments to tell us about your favourite horse budget hack.
When We Are
By Joanne Verikios
inspired by a horse called خليل
finds the rhythm
of our vibration,
it is because you
allow yourself to be love,
to respond as love,
to send love.
When you trust, we trust,
trust is all and all is love.
Then, in the glory of
we make one song,
one verse, the universe.
You, we, are the universe.
We are. We. Are. We are.
On Warmbloods, Powerlifting & the Publishing Process with Joanne Verikios (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)
Do you have a book in you?
If you've ever wanted to write a book, you can find out a bit about my odyssey to becoming an author in this podcast.
I am immensely grateful to Carly Kade for having me on her show and for being such a gracious and perceptive host. I love what Carly does for the equestrian author community 🐎❤📖🎧.
Friends, click on the picture below to access this and many other interviews about horses, writing, publishing and marketing your own book.
This time of the year means many things to different people.
In addition to the usual end of year celebrations and traditions, I like to think of December-January as a time for reflection and planning. This is especially appropriate as we move into the second decade of this century. With the added twist of 2020 often being used to describe excellent vision, it's the perfect time to revise your dreams, plans and goals.
So, to inspire and crystallise your 2020 vision, I have created a downloadable calendar for the New Year. It's also a token of my appreciation for you being part of my wonderful online circle. Thank you!
The 2020 calendar features an iconic image of someone riding their horse along a beautiful beach, with their mirror image reflected in the wet sand. It could be at sunrise or sunset - both times of renewal and spiritual significance - combining dreams, intention and action. On the second page there is room for you to write down your top priorities. These are the things you want to get really clear on; the things you really want to manifest.
If you print your calendar on both sides of an A4 sheet of paper, write out your plans and then laminate the page, your intentions for the year ahead will be sealed and it will last well. Alternatively, you could pin or paste both pages on your dream board, along with some other images.
Need some ideas? Check out this article for some great ideas for transforming your New Year and your life!
Your 2020 New Year calendar is ready for immediate download here (or click on the picture above).
Please feel free to share on social media and with your friends, colleagues and students.
My very best wishes to you, your loved ones and your beloved horses for a merry Christmas and happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Joanne Verikios xx
The original version of this article by Joanne Verikios was published in Equestrian Country Magazine, Issue 7, Winter 2019
as "How To Prepare Your Horse For An Emergency".
My Country by Dorothea Mackellar is a stirring poem that shows an awed but philosophical acceptance of the beauty and terror of nature. As I write this, parts of Dorothea's country - my country - are again being wracked by floods, starved by drought and destroyed by bushfires. Australia has cyclones too; other parts of the world have tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes. And then there are earthquakes, mudslides and avalanches.
In addition to what nature throws at us, we sometimes have to deal with disasters that result from human error, or crimes such as arson.
So my question for you is, how ready are you and your horse for an emergency?
This article sets out some simple skills and tactics that could save your horse's life... and your own.
From a very early age I have been able to tune in to what horses and ponies were thinking and what they were likely to do next.