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Horse Rookie Acquires Alta Mira Horsemanship

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Written by Horse Rookie

Simply Better Together

I’m pleased to announce that Horse Rookie has acquired Alta Mira Horsemanship, a poignant and deeply helpful equestrian blog. 

Alta Mira is the brain child of Lindsey Rains, a horse-crazy entrepreneur, social media guru, and owner of Hoof Print Marketing. She began her equestrian journey at five years old on a sweet and steady Arabian-Quarter Horse named Shadow. 

From bareback to trail rides, show rings to round pens, Lindsey’s adventures revolve around the relationships between humans and horses. Lucky for all of us, she also enjoys writing about them!

Same-Same But Different

One of the best things about being part of the equestrian community is meeting kindred spirits. That was certainly the case when I “virtually met” Lindsey and published her guest post about Why Horses Are Dangerous (But Worth the Risk!). The more we chatted, the more we had in common.

It was immediately clear that Lindsey shared my love for horses, writing, and learning. 

We both love learning, curiosity, and trial-and-error when it comes to horsemanship. We also enjoy educating riders of all disciplines and levels (especially Rookies) so they can have a better experience with their horses (and vice versa).

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Lindsey doing one of her favorite things — riding bareback!

Within a matter of weeks, I had engaged her company Hoof Print Marketing to manage our growing Pinterest account.

(Shameless plug: follow Horse Rookie on Pinterest!)

Meanwhile, I had a chance to read more of Lindsey’s musings on her personal blog — Alta Mira Horsemanship. From case studies to mental health, training tips to horse care advice, the site was a rich repository of knowledge. I was impressed.

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Alta Mira Horsemanship

Starting A New Chapter

This summer, I watched (and cheered!) as Lindsey grew her Equine Pinterest Marketing business, expanded her suite of passion projects, and continued working full time.

Though she deeply loved Alta Mira and its community, there weren’t enough hours in the day. And so, an idea was born…

What if Horse Rookie and Alta Mira joined forces?

Not only would “Horse Rookies” benefit from more than 50 additional articles, Alta Mira’s spirit and knowledge would live on. It was a clear win-win, and Alta Mira became part of the Horse Rookie family within days.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been transitioning a steady stream of Alta Mira content onto Horse Rookie. You’ll learn about dealing with challenging horses. You’ll find out how to manage your nerves during lessons. You’ll discover how to keep your horse safe and healthy… and much more.

The best gift I can give you, my dear rookies, is an opportunity to learn from Lindsey, as I have.

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To Alta Mira readers who are new to Horse Rookie, welcome and we’re glad you’re here.

Happy Trails!


Chief Rookie, HorseRookie.com

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Horse Rookie

I began riding horses at age six, and I'm just as infatuated (OK, more!) with the sport decades later. My AQHA gelding exemplifies the versatility of the breed -- reined cow horse, reining, roping, ranch riding, trail, dressage, and jumping. We're also dipping our toes (hooves) into Working Equitation!