Too hot to touch. Maybe. Some topics are likely to send equine aficionados into a ‘Catherine Wheel’ spin. Seasoned writer and Grand Prix dressage trainer Nikki Alvin-Smith isn’t shy to light the match and set equestrians talking. Is your publication ready to host the party?
Lots to choose from at NikkiAlvinSmithStudio.com including these ‘hot topics’ just released with First Time Rights currently available.
Should Your Horse Take The Wrap? ~ Horses aren’t born with boots and bandages and survive perfectly well in the wild without being adorned with expensive leg ‘clobber’ that makes much money for the equestrian trade. Horses’ legs are barely visible with certain styles of leg gear, wrapped from coronet band to above their knees it sometimes gives pause to even this dressage lover. Barrel racing to showjumpers, the driving force behind leg wraps and boots may not be the best option for keeping your horse sound. In fact, they may even cause damage. This article offers insights to the matter of whether it is wise to give the boot to horse boots.
Round Up Your Hay Supply ~ If you’re not concerned about what’s in your horse’s hay then you should be. The advent of Round Up Ready alfalfa seed, drought caused weed explosions in hayfields, masked mold and dust deterrents in dry bales is cause for concern. Makes you wonder where the increase in gastric ulcers and respiratory issues, hives and other skin conditions in our horses is coming from doesn’t it? This article explores the reality of what is commonly found in horse hay, from salts to fire retardants to mouse poison.
Don’t Zone Out ~ Almost every equestrian riding today has been blessed with the experience of riding out on the trail. Trouble is, finding trails to ride and enjoy has become increasingly difficult as agricultural land is marginalized with human migration and the inevitable development of properties. This ‘how to’ format article advises on how like-minded equestrians can help protect the trails and keep them available for non-motorized use with a look at other countries that have successfully navigated this issue.
The Neighbor Issue ~ It’s almost inevitable that at some point or other a horse property owner will face adverse reactions from neighbors about the sights, smells and noises that emanate from the horse farm. Learn the best methods to approach the likely complaints and how to nurture your neighbors rather than fight with them.
All works are written from Nikki’s unique Brit/American perspective as an international level competitor/coach/clinician with a multi-discipline equestrian background. Articles are created with a keen eye to engagement, education, keywording and creative content. Nikki’s wordsmith talents provide perfect copy for publishing in newsletters, blogs, fillers, websites, social platforms and magazines.
Select from long or short burst works, fictional fun stories or fact filled equestrian fare with a rapid 72-hour turnaround time from purchase. Many with 1st Time Serial Rights and special edits for your niche publication needs are always available.
Internationally published writer, content creator, PR/Marketing specialist, photographer and equestrian Nikki Alvin-Smith offers “Engaging Content that Engages Riders to Read,” with unique and fresh material for your horse or pet related business, magazine, website, newsletter, blog and email blast sales machine. Her portfolio of works is extensive and includes equestrian and pet features that have been published worldwide in over 235 different magazine titles. Her clients include equestrian and “B” list movie celebrities for whom she regularly ghostwrites and provides PR services; manufacturers of equine and pet related medical devices, feedstuffs, supplements, grooming supplies, fencing and barn equipment, horse transport, horse structures and professional equine service providers; profit and non-profit initiatives and organizations; and non-equestrian related businesses/publications in the pet industry, investment, real estate and international travel and rural lifestyle. Please note all services (plus many others) are provided through Nikki’s corporate entity HorseinaKiltMedia.com
Nikki Alvin-Smith is a British international level Grand Prix dressage competitor/trainer/coach/clinician. Together with her husband Paul, who is also a Grand Prix dressage rider, Nikki operates Willowview Hill Farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York; a full service horse training facility. The duo provide ‘team’ clinician services to clients worldwide to riders of all levels and many riding disciplines.