Ani Petrak - Certified Equine Addict!

Ani Petrak is a freelance linguist and writer based in the Czech Republic. A lifelong English rider and groom, she has experience showing in dressage, hunter-jumpers, trail, and young horse in-hand competitions. She is currently working with a Grand Prix showjumping and dressage trainer while raising and training her young warmblood gelding for a career in dressage, working equitation, and cross-country hacking.

Articles by Ani Petrak

99 Awesome Horse Names

99 Awesome Horse Names

People picking a horse’s name think of many things when they are deciding. My horse’s name came to me before he was even born. Since his mother’s...

Why Do Horses Need Shoes

Why Do Horses Need Shoes

Virtually every horse person knows the familiar sounds of horses - happy nickers, snorts, munching hay, and of course, the clippety-clop of horse...

Cushings in Horses

Cushings in Horses

Who doesn’t love the image of a cute, fuzzy pony relaxing in the middle of a field? While ponies in general are furrier than horses, an older furry...

Best Horse Shedding Tool

Best Horse Shedding Tool

Ah, shedding season. When every grooming session becomes an upper body workout. When every grooming session is an exercise in transferring all your...

Best Horse Stall Mats

Best Horse Stall Mats

Many horse owners turn to rubber stall mats for a cushioned, easy to clean flooring, and there are many options on the market for just that. It is...

Signs of Pain in Horses

Signs of Pain in Horses

Recognizing when a horse is in pain is not just a handy parlor trick. If you can recognize pain in your horse, this can mean the difference in...

Head Shaking in Horses

Head Shaking in Horses

At best, a horse shaking its head can just be funny or annoying. At worst, it can be dangerous, unseating riders or yanking reins out of the rider’s...

The Best Slow Feeders for Horses

The Best Slow Feeders for Horses

All horses love food. Mother Nature designed them to spend their days wandering from grassy spot to grassy spot, having a constant intake of grasses...

How to Harden Hooves

How to Harden Hooves

The saying “No foot, no horse” is probably the best adage by which to prioritize horse care. It is no wonder that the horse owner must take special...

How to Back a Horse

How to Back a Horse

In the equine world, there are three topics which can make the most placid equestrian foam at the mouth: bits vs. bitless, barefoot vs. shod, and...

The 5 Best Ice Boots for Horses

The 5 Best Ice Boots for Horses

It is no secret that horse owners in general take better care of their horses than they do of themselves. Furthermore, it’s no question for...

Horse Open Mouth When Riding

Horse Open Mouth When Riding

How many riders could have the theme from The Nutcracker accompanying their rides, for the constant snapping of their mounts’ teeth? As with life,...

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