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Henrietta Szathmary

With over a decade of experience in the equine industry, Heni’s got her life built around horses.

Her diverse equestrian background includes competing in amateur showjumping and dressage, instructing at riding camps and holding western riding and natural horsemanship clinics.

At the age of 17, she decided to travel around Europe and volunteer at various equine facilities. In summer 2018, she joined the Portuguese National Endurance Riding Team and trained horses for the World Equestrian Games.

She has also started a degree course in Equine and Veterinary Biosciences and spent her second year as an exchange student at the University of Guelph, Canada.

Heni’s own horse Dream is a black Friesian cross Welsh D gelding whom she has big plans for. In her free time, she enjoys working on her blog and vlog.

13 Best Horse Riding Cameras for Equestrians

As equestrians, we love to look back on those special moments we shared with our horses. Therefore, a quality camera that’s portable and easy to use is a must-have companion of every modern horse rider. However, with so many different types of cameras on the market, how do you know which one to choose? In …

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Who is Ziya Matheson? Katie Fleming Morris From Heartland

Those who love Heartland (2007- ) will know this quiet but defiant little girl who’s the only biological child of Lou and Peter. She was born with the help of Amy and Ty in Season 4 Episode 18 “Passages”. Ziya Matheson is a Canadian actress who played Katie Fleming Morris in 17 episodes of Heartland. …

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7 Fascinating Facts About Wild Horses

A herd of wild horses running free into the sunset is a romantic image that lives in every horse lover’s head. Wild horses have long been symbols of freedom, intuition, and adventure, inspiring millions worldwide to follow their dreams. However, are today’s wild horses truly wild? To answer that question, we have to understand the …

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Magnetic Horse Blankets: How They Work, Evidence & Best Products

Alternative therapies have been used in both human and animal medicine for thousands of years. Ancient healers believed they could draw diseases out of the body using magnets, so magnetic therapy was born. Today, more and more horse owners turn to magnetic therapy to complement traditional veterinary treatments. Magnetic products contain static magnets sewn into …

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10 Ways to Keep Horses Cool in Hot Weather

With temperatures rising worldwide each year, more and more horse owners face the challenge of managing horses in hot weather. Since horses are less tolerant of heat than we are, it is our responsibility to ensure their health and well-being during the summer. High temperatures can not only make horses uncomfortable, but also stressed and …

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What Are Foal Slippers? Their Purpose & What They’re Made of

Occasionally, nature can surprise us all with its mysterious and bizarre structures that demand an explanation. This is the case with the foal slippers of newborn horses that make people wonder why they have them. Foal slippers are rubbery finger-like projections that are attached to the hooves of newborn foals. Their purpose is to protect …

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8 Best Endurance Horse Breeds

Endurance riding is an increasingly popular equestrian discipline recognized by the FEI. Races typically range from 25 to 100 miles (40 to 161 km) and include veterinary checkpoints at regular intervals. Endurance horses must be able to cope with distance, weather, and challenging terrain during a race. Riders must also have good stamina and navigation …

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10 Best Horse Breeds in Every Category (Fastest, Strongest, etc.)

Any equestrian can appreciate how difficult it is to choose the 10 horse breeds in the world. It all depends on personal preference and a particular breed’s purpose. However, we have tried to bring you the best horse breeds in many categories. Most of these breeds result from centuries of selective breeding for a specific …

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11 Facts & FAQs About Totilas, Dressage Horse

To many, Totilas is considered the greatest dressage horse of all time. Like no other horse had done before, the grand black stallion dominated the sport under Dutch dressage rider Edward Gal. Totilas and Edward Gal broke record after record, becoming living legends and inspiring millions. Totilas was a Dutch Warmblood stallion who became one …

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What Happened to Jimmy on Yellowstone?

Yellowstone (2018- ) is a hugely popular American drama series set on a fictional ranch in Montana. Starring the likes of Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, and Cole Hauser, the show has no lack of brilliant acting with a hint of edginess. Among Yellowstone‘s core characters is Jimmy Hurdstram, a troubled soul who is …

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11 Facts & FAQs About Matt Harnacke

Matt Harnacke is one of the biggest influencers in the equestrian world. At the time of writing, he has 710k followers on his Instagram account and 393k subscribers on his YouTube channel. Mattia Harnacke is a fashion model, dressage rider, and equestrian influencer from the Netherlands. He was born in 1997 in Milan to a …

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7 Main Horses From Free Rein

Free Rein (2017-2019) is a Netflix original drama series that follows the adventures of teenage Zoe who falls in love with horses. Set on an island off the coast of England, the show features beautiful scenery and exciting storylines with plenty of teenage drama. The show’s stars are, of course, the horses! Most horses on …

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Where Do Horses Live? (Wild and Domesticated)

Horses originally evolved in North America over a span of around 50 million years. In the beginning, they were forest-dwelling herbivores no larger than a Beagle. Around 10,000 years ago, the ancestors of the modern horse migrated through the Bering Strait to Eurasia, where they were eventually domesticated by humans. Horses live on every continent …

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What is a Lame Horse? Causes, What to do & FAQs About Lameness

Lameness is a common problem in all horses and ponies and can become serious if ignored. Learning more about the causes, prevention, and diagnosis of lameness is the first step towards making sure your horse receives the best possible care should the problem arise. When a horse is lame, they are compensating for musculoskeletal pain …

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Horse Solarium Benefits, Types, Cost & Best Brands to Buy

Horse solariums are becoming increasingly popular in racing and competition yards due to their variety of benefits. Horse solariums are commonly used to warm up the horse’s back muscles before exercise. They are also extremely useful in cold and wet weather as horses can dry off quickly underneath. Solariums equipped with infrared light also encourage …

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7 Best Horse Riding Back Braces

When looking after and riding horses on a regular basis, our backs have to withstand strain from lifting, bending, jarring, sitting, and twisting. In the long term, these repetitive movements can be the cause of back pain, which is a common problem among riders of all levels. Riding with back pain can drastically affect our …

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