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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.

10 Interesting Facts About Ardennes Horses

The Ardennes Horse is a heavy draft breed that originates from the Ardennes region in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Also known as Ardennais, they are famous for their incredible strength, heavy musculature, and docile temperament. However, the Ardennes horse didn’t always have the typical heavy-draft look. Before the 19th century, they stood much shorter and …

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12 Most Common Horse Diseases and Ailments

Despite our best efforts, all horses will contract some sort of ailment or disease during their lifetime. Having a good understanding of the most common horse diseases and ailments is essential for making sure our horses stay healthy for as long as possible. The most common horse diseases and ailments are colic, laminitis, gastric ulcer …

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12 Facts & FAQs About Dale Evans’ Horse, Buttermilk

Buttermilk Sky, famously known as Buttermilk, was a charming buckskin Quarter Horse that starred alongside Trigger, Roy Roger’s iconic movie horse. Ridden by cowgirl star Dale Evans, Buttermilk appeared in many Western movies of the 1950s. Buttermilk’s rider Dale Evans was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She first worked with singing cowboy Roy Rogers …

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Horse Clipping Guide: Types of Horse Clips & Why Horses are Clipped

Have you ever wondered why some horses have distinct patterns trimmed into their coat? If you’re new to horses, you might not know why owners often choose to clip their horses. But first of all, what is horse clipping? Horse clipping involves removing the outer layers of a horse’s coat to keep it short. This …

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25 Common Horse Coat Colors & Patterns

Horses are wonderfully diverse animals, not just in terms of temperament, but also coat color. Many equine colors and markings exist in the world today, with countless shades and combinations that make every horse unique. The most common horse colors and patterns are bay, chestnut, gray, black, pinto, and dun. A horse’s color is determined …

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Will There Be A Free Rein Season 4? Here’s What We Know

Free Rein has long been a favorite series in the horsey world. The series does a superb job at showcasing the day-to-day struggles and social dynamics of young equestrians. It’s now been over two years since the premiere of Free Rein Season 3 on July 6, 2019. With no new series since, fans are worried …

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Do Horses Eat Meat? Are Horses Herbivores or Omnivores?

Before you instantly reject the concept, hear me out. While horses are 100% vegetarian, they do eat animal products from time to time, and on rare occasions, even meat. Horses do not normally eat meat. Their digestive systems evolved to accommodate a high-fiber diet made up of grass and other plants. However, horses can safely …

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Meet Brooklyn Supreme, One of the Biggest Horses in History

On April 12, 1928, a special foal was born on the Earle Brown farm near Minneapolis, Minnesota that would become a worldwide sensation of his time. Brooklyn Supreme, as his name suggests, rose to fame due to his monumental size. While he might’ve seemed intimidating to those who met him in person, the mighty beast …

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Where is Yellowstone Filmed? Real Dutton Ranch & Filming Locations

Yellowstone (2018- ) is an increasingly popular American drama series centered around the Dutton family, who own the largest ranch in Montana. The Yellowstone Dutton Ranch is over 500,000 acres and shares its borders with the Broken Rock Indian Reservation, Yellowstone National Park, and land developers. This sparks various conflicts throughout the show. Yellowstone is …

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9 Interesting Facts About Misty (1961)

Misty is a heartwarming 1961 American children’s movie featuring the wild ponies of Assateague Island in Virginia. Every year on Pony Penning Day, the fire department of the nearby Chincoteague Island rounds up the ponies for auction. The herd then swims across to Chincoteague where they are greeted by an excited crowd. The event attracts …

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15 Facts & FAQs About Hailey Kinsel, Famous Barrel Racer

Hailey Kinsel is a champion barrel racer who’s celebrated for her inspiring achievements worldwide. On the back of her golden Quarter Horse “Sister”, she won the World Barrel Racing Champion title three times at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). The pair also won the prestigious NFR Average and RAM Top Gun titles in the 2020 …

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12 Interesting Facts About the Horse Skeleton

The skeleton of horses has gone through major evolutionary changes in the last 55 million years. As the ancestors of horses transitioned from living in forests to open grasslands, their skeleton elongated and they lost several toes. These changes increased the horse’s stride length and speed, allowing it to run away from predators. As in …

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11 Interesting Facts About Ponies

For many young riders, ponies are the first point of contact with the equestrian world. Ponies are great for beginners as they are less intimidating than horses and can be good-natured and reliable if well trained. The word “pony” actually originated from the old French word “poulenet”, meaning foal. While horses and ponies belong to …

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Heartland Season 15 Episode List & Synopsis

Heartland (2007- ) is a feel-good family drama that is also the longest-running show on Canadian television. Its 15 seasons so far follow the life and adventures of a gifted horse trainer Amy Fleming and her family. In the latest season of the show, fans of Heartland were treated to plenty of drama, action, and …

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Amber Marshall and Her Husband, Shawn Turner (Wedding, Facts & FAQs)

Amber Marshall needs no introduction to the fans of Heartland, a Canadian family drama adored by millions worldwide. On the show, Amber plays lead character Amy Fleming, who never fails to wow viewers with her inspiring ability to connect with horses. Contrary to the wishes of fans, Amber Marshall is not married to her partner …

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