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Anna Stanek

Anna attended William Woods University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Communication, with a focus in Media Journalism. While at William Woods she was a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honor society. Since graduating, she has combined her passion for writing and horses in her work.

For several years, Anna was a member of 4-H where she competed in horse bowl and hippology competitions. While in 4-H, she spent many years learning about horse health and care.

Anna has been riding horses since the age of six. She has two beloved Morgan horses, Sam and Orion. Anna has competed in driving and saddle seat divisions at horse shows throughout the United States. Her proudest accomplishment was winning the Grand National Road Hack Saddle Seat Finals at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show with her horse Sam. She continues to love every second she spends with her horses.

10 Best Country Songs About Horses

Looking for the perfect music to listen to while at the barn? These catchy country songs about riding horses will make a great addition to your playlist. From treasured old-time classics to modern-day hits, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Also read our 25 best horse songs list afterwards! Here are the best country …

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How Much Does a Bale of Hay Cost? Types & Factors Affecting Price

Hay is an essential part of a horse’s diet. However, you may wonder, how much does a bale of hay cost? The average cost of a square hay bale is between $3 to $10 and $30 to $100 for a round hay bale. There are several factors that can contribute to the cost of hay …

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10 Fastest Kentucky Derby Times

Known as the “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” the Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most popular horse race in the world. Since its inception in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has attracted large crowds and has seen some of the greatest racehorses ever. Held at Churchill Downs in Lexington, Kentucky, it is the first race …

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8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dreamer (2005)

The 2005 movie Dreamer holds a special place in the hearts of many horse-lovers. Inspiring and charming, it is a great movie that the whole family can enjoy. After Soñador, a Thoroughbred racehorse severely injures her leg during a race she faces an uncertain future. However, horse trainer Ben Crane’s (Kurt Russell) daughter Cale (Dakota …

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8 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Man From Snowy River

Released in 1982 by 20th Century Fox, The Man from Snowy River has become one of the most beloved horse films. With stunning cinematography and incredible acting performances, it became a critically acclaimed film. After Jim Craig’s father dies in an accident, he is forced to leave his home and look for work. Now alone …

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Heartbroken Horse Mourns its Owner at His Funeral

Horses are some of the most truly incredible creatures. Every equestrian knows how special and meaningful the bond between horse and rider is. After Wagner Lima of Paraguay tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident in Paraiba, Brazil, his brother knew his horse deserved to bid his owner farewell. Lima and his horse Sereno were …

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10 Best Unicorn Movies for Kids and Adults

Unicorns have become one of the most beloved mythical animals. Due to this, Hollywood has created some magical unicorn movies that showcase these beautiful creatures. Though most of the best unicorn movies are geared towards kids, there are also many that adults will enjoy too. In these films, unicorns are the stars of the movie …

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7 Best Spring Rocking Horses for Young Kids

Many equestrians first got their start on rocking horses. These best spring rocking horses for young kids and older babies are a wonderful first step into the equine world. Spring rocking horses are great for developing balance, coordination, imagination, and motor skills. They provide endless hours of entertainment as children will have a blast pretending …

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Horse Racing Tracks in the United States

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports to watch in America. As a result, there are over 300 horse racing tracks in the United States. America is home to different types of horse racing including Thoroughbred, Quarter horses, and harness racing. This glamorous sport attracts millions of people every year for its horses, …

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Miniature Horse Finds New Home With French Bulldogs After Being Rejected by It’s Mother

When Peabody the miniature horse was born, he was so tiny that his mother abandoned him because he was too small to nurse. However, he was able to find some new furry friends that made him feel loved. When he was just six weeks old, tiny Peabody weighed only 19 pounds and stood 16 ½ …

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Belgian Draft Horse Gives Birth to Beautiful Rare Twin Foals

In the horse world, giving birth to twins is very rare. It is even more uncommon to see a draft horse give birth to healthy twins. However, despite the odds, this beautiful black Belgian mare gave birth to two adorable black foals. The tiny twins, named Lisa and Fien, defied the odds and were born …

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7 Best Remote Control Unicorn Toys for Kids

Struggling to find a unique and fun gift for the young horse lover in your life? These remote control unicorn toys are the perfect solution as they provide hours of entertainment. Remote control toys can help kids develop their motor skills, gain spatial awareness, and even help with STEM. They also allow children’s imaginations to …

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6 Best Treeless Saddles (English & Western)

When it comes to treeless saddles, there is a lot of debate in the equestrian world about whether they are beneficial or not. Some people will only ride in treeless saddles, whereas others find them problematic for a horse’s back. Unlike traditional saddles that have a tree, which is often made of wood or fiberglass …

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