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Rachel Major

The daughter of a professional Jumper and Steeplechaser, Rachel was brought up with horses. At the tender age of twelve, a local scout troop provided her the education, training, and certifications to ride, train, work, and ultimately teach others.

Beginnings in the local show and rodeo circuit led Rachel to the University of Missouri Rodeo Team. It was there that she learned a love for cattle horses and the cattle-competitions that are rarely found far from a cattle ranching community.

An apprenticeship with a nationally ranked American National Cutting Horse Association trainer paved the way for successful competition with the NCHA.

When traveling the country for competitions lost its appeal, Rachel accepted a unique and valuable-experience opportunity to work as a Thoroughbred Exercise Rider and Groom at Fairmount Race Track.

Ultimately, Rachel transitioned to a barn that would purchase Thoroughbreds from the racetrack to rehabilitate them for work in other competitive fields.

Throughout the years, she’s worked as a Troubleshoot Trainer to help other owners and their horses resolve bad habits or quirks, and reaffirming the relationships between them.

Teaching youth riders with new horses has always been her favorite activity, and she would rather teach for free than fly around the backstretch any day of the week.

12 Horse Zodiac Signs: Does Your Horse’s Sign Match Their Character?

Is your horse a free-spirited jumper? An adventurous trail horse? A determined champion? Find out now with our short guide to the 12 horse zodiac signs! You may be surprised at how many personality traits in our horses can be explained by their equine zodiac. A peek into the astrological realm can provide insights into your …

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10 Ways to Build Trust With Your Horse

There are many ways to build trust with a new or troubled horse. After decades of working with troubled horses, I have developed several tried and tested ways to build trust with horses. Having a trusting relationship with a horse is very important. Any time you are working together or learning other new skills, you’ll …

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How to Make Your Own DIY Horse Costume

You’re excited to get ready for dress up, and it’s time to get your horse costume! There are some cool options out there for ready-made horse accessories, but they can set you back a pretty penny. Don’t fret, there’s good news! The best horse costumes are made by their creative and crafty riders! I’ve seen …

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20 Horse Pumpkin Carving Ideas For a Spooky Halloween

Fall days are full of activities for you and your horse! Fun hayrides, costumes, and getting ready for Halloween with pumpkin carving! Fancy, fun, and frightening. Horses are a perfect subject for carving your Halloween pumpkin. All sorts of horse pumpkin carving designs and scenes can be accomplished by carvers of all skill levels. Let’s take …

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30 Best Horse Costume Ideas (Halloween, Christmas & Fancy Dress)

Dressing up my horse is one of my favorite activities and there are so many events in the area for dress-up around Halloween! Inspiration is key to picking your winning horse costume and I’ve compiled a list of my Best-In-Show picks to get your creativity flowing. Some tips and tricks on how to pull together …

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12 Interesting Black Beauty 1994 Horse Movie Facts

Black Beauty has long since stolen the hearts of horse lovers everywhere. It has made children fall in love with horses, imagining themselves galloping over the fields, and given adults a dose of nostalgia. Now, It has become one of the most distinguished films among horse communities, on par with other greats such as The …

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10 Famous Cowboys & Outlaws Who Ruled the Wild West

The original cowboys and outlaws of the Wild West are some of the most fantastic figures in American history. They have inspired countless writers and filmmakers to preserve their stories for future generations. However romantic life on the Wild West might seem, these tough cowboys had to be strong and smart enough to thrive. Always …

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Meet the Wild Horses of Sable Island Untouched by Humans

A twenty-five mile stretch of sand, located off of the Nova Scotia coast, is the home to the untouched wild horses of Sable Island.  The horses have survived alone for centuries under remarkable conditions.  The tenacity of their continued existence has captured hearts and imaginations the world over. About the Wild Horses of Sable Island …

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Meet Kurt, an Adorable Cloned Foal That Brings Hope to Rare Breed

With the first horse cloned in 2003, the genetic science behind breeding horses continues to progress.  Thanks to the cooperative effort of an American zoo, conservation agencies, and geneticists, a decades-long project to clone a Przewalski horse has cause to celebrate.  Kurt, an adorable cloned Przewalski foal, was born on August 6th in Texas.  His …

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Woman Clings to Her Horse for 3 Hours to Save It From Drowning

What started as a lovely afternoon shoreline ride nearly ended in disaster for Nicole Graham.  A potentially deadly coastal accident, at the lips of a rising tide, led to a three-hour horse rescue that was captured on video.   Horse Falls into Hidden Mud Hazard While riding with her daughter along the coast near Geelong, …

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10 Famous Female Cowgirls, Outlaws, and Gunslingers of the Wild West

When we think of the Wild West, we usually picture cowboys, rangers, and formidable gangsters who followed their own laws. However, women also left their mark on this piece of American history. In the 1800s, the way of life in the American West demanded tough character from both men and women. In order to survive …

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