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THE CONNEMARA

A herd of Connemara ponies roams in fields of yellow gorse at Connemara National Park in Galway, Ireland.
PHOTOS BY MARTINA GATES

Many years ago, among the boglands where the heathlands grow and the mountains rise up, a special pony found its home. Its ancestors came to Ireland by way of the ancient Celts, skilled horsemen who fought the great Roman armies.

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RIDE + LIFE
A health crisis was the catalyst for equestrian artist Kasia Bukowska to discover her true loves in life.
In just 10 minutes a day, this 30-day meditation challenge can improve your horsemanship.
Help your horse snooze like a champ with this guide to horsey sleep habits.
A look at the true cost of horse health care, and the value of the vet-client relationship.
CARE + TRAINING
Make up for downtime with these easy 25-minute routines.
Answer this question with tips from expert instructor Darla Walker-Ryder.
Two pro grooms share their secrets for top-notch brushing and currying.
As the hair starts to fly this spring, arm yourself with the best tools for the job.
The core vaccines protect against 5 serious diseases—here’s why your horse should never miss them.
Check out a selection of the latest products to support equine wellness.
Features
Learn from the experienced insights of a Mustang pro to work with any horse.
Add these must-see equine events to your bucket list.
Four escapes that combine horses, healing and harmony.