Ellen Rosenberg

Horse Gym USA Treadmills Offers Many Benefits

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Horse Gym USA Treadmills Offers Many Benefits

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Jill Townsend remembers when she moved to Wellington from North Palm Beach in 1985. “They were building the Saddle Trail development. It was all farmland,” she recalled. “We had our pick of the lots. Ours was the fourth house built.” Jill and her family moved in order to be closer to the center of the horse community. She was more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Beware: That Summer Sore Could Be Pythium

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Beware: That Summer Sore Could Be Pythium

TALES FROM THE TRAILS I got a call from a friend of mine a while back. Pam LiVecchi owns Desert Rose Ranch in Jupiter, and she was concerned. A boarder’s horse had gotten what looked like a summer sore, but it had rapidly progressed to something much more insidious and horrible. “I never heard of this disease before, but apparently it’s rampant in South more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Move Gives Wall Street Farm Growing Room

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Move Gives Wall Street Farm Growing Room

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Heidi and Steve Lengyel make a great team, personally and professionally. Together they own and run Wall Street Farm. Formerly located in Wellington, they moved to new digs in the Equus Equestrian Center on Lyons Road in suburban Boynton Beach last November. Their goal is to provide a safe atmosphere where anyone can walk in and learn to ride, more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Ashley Stevenson Finds Homes For Mustangs

By at June 5, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Ashley Stevenson Finds Homes For Mustangs

TALES FROM THE TRAILS It doesn’t look like much at first glance: just another horse property off Collecting Canal Road in Loxahatchee Groves. But look a bit closer and you might see some clues: the taller fences in good repair; the herd of small, shaggy-coated horses that sticks close together; the extra-long, 36-foot Gooseneck trailer. Ashley Stevenson and her more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Alissa Kinsey Shows At WEF On A Budget

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Alissa Kinsey Shows At WEF On A Budget

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Showing at the Winter Equestrian Festival and living on a budget. Some might view that as an oxymoron, but Alissa Kinsey is living proof that it can be done well and successfully. Originally from Sayville, Long Island in New York, Alissa grew up riding. “I was practically born on a horse,” she said. “I started riding western when I was more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Joe Mangravito Uses A Light Touch On Horses

By at May 22, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Joe Mangravito Uses A Light Touch On Horses

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Joe Mangravito has a simple philosophy: every horse should be trained the way every zebra must be trained. And he should know. In addition to his five dogs and seven horses, Joe owns two zebras. He drove to Texas to get them last July. They were three days old. “You have to get them when they’re babies,” Joe said. “Any older, and more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

IEA’s Finals Bring Crowds To Jim Brandon

By at May 15, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

IEA’s Finals Bring Crowds To Jim Brandon

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Parking was hard to come by April 24-26 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Riders, families and well-wishers had traveled from all over the United States to participate in and support the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat Finals. Established in 2002, the IEA provides riding and showing opportunities for students in grades 6 to more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

The Fascinating Life Of Show Judge Linda Zang

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The Fascinating Life Of Show Judge Linda Zang

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Linda Zang is a well-known and highly respected judge who has graced the booth of many shows, large and small. Just being in the same room with such a renowned woman felt like an honor. Zang is a U.S. Equestrian Federation “S” rated judge, the first U.S.-based judge to reach FEI 5* status, and one of only 25 FEI “O” level dressage more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Keeping Your Horses ‘Sound Year Round’

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Keeping Your Horses ‘Sound Year Round’

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Thursday, March 26 was the final installment of this year’s Lunch & Learn series at the Winter Equestrian Festival. While attendees enjoyed a fried chicken lunch, the learning part was a talk titled “Sound Year Round,” sponsored by Theraplate. The speaker was wonderfully down-to-earth, and what she had to say made a whole lot of more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Bridle Creator William Micklem Visits WEF

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Bridle Creator William Micklem Visits WEF

TALES FROM THE TRAILS There’s an old saying: build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. William Micklem didn’t build a better mousetrap; he built a better bridle. William’s father was a horse dealer, and he grew up surrounded by horses and ponies at their home in western England. As a youth in Pony Club, he competed in the national more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian