Dasha Ivandaeva’s two-star partner DB Cooper returned to competing this past weekend at Ocala II Winter Horse Trials after a lengthy period of time off in which he battled through three surgeries. He skipped around the Open...» Read More!
Amateur eventing blogger Ainsley Jacobs took a tumble during Friday’s cross country schooling session. How did she fare at the same fence on Saturday? After kicking butt at Poplar Place Farm two weeks ago at our first Novice...» Read More!
I’ve seen some pretty weird things on the various farms and ranches on which I’ve worked over the years, but this incident might just the cake. Other than a week of false-hope-inducing warm temperatures in...» Read More!
Valentine, a Friesian mare with more personality than she knows what to do with, was my first horse. She gave me confidence as a rider that I didn’t know I could have, and made me...» Read More!
This weekend I did a thing … and maybe not the smartest of things I’ve ever done. This weekend, the weekend of Daylight Saving Time, I decided it would be a great idea to attend...» Read More!
Every coach I’ve had has made it clear that the words “I can’t” are unacceptable from their riders. Those words are an admission of defeat, an acknowledgement that you don’t believe you can improve, and...» Read More!
Cleaning the tack room. Photo by Holly Covey. There is a rhythm to life with horses. We are one with universe when we are with our horses, or in our barn and peace space. Except...» Read More!
I got a text from my mother a few nights ago: “A friend’s very savvy trail horse spooked at a group of shirtless men jogging on the public trail today. Perhaps he startled at their...» Read More!
After such an awesome, easy experience running BN3P at Rocking Horse Stables in Florida last month, I knew it was time to move back up to Novice where we were two years ago, before our injuries. My friend and...» Read More!
It seems surreal to finally be reflecting back on this long, dramatic, emotional, but also incredibly inspiring journey. Over the years I was told time and time again that her career with me was most...» Read More!
We talk about sexual harassment in the barn; we talk about bullying in the equine industry. We work hard to bring light to the problems we face and to find solutions to make our sport...» Read More!
Anyone ever feel that way? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I do. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. We live in this fast paced, over-achieving, have it all exactly the way you want it exactly when...» Read More!
“The only thing you should doubt is doubt.” It seems like kind of a silly quote, but if you let it sink in, really absorb it, it is absolutely the truth. Here’s another good one...» Read More!
I’m a horse girl, and my horsey lifestyle combined with a busy work schedule often leaves little time for other non-horse/work related activities. My lack of free time can sometimes leave my friends and family...» Read More!
Photo by One Tulsa Photography. I started this blog last week (seems to be a trend with me lately) fully intending to finish it quickly because the love story I want to tell should be...» Read More!
It’s been a rough winter in the frozen south, and I for one am so ridiculously ready for spring! Can it please hurry up and get warm already?! Can we please fast forward past the...» Read More!
We love getting to know our readers and their horses. Share YOUR story to [email protected]! My name is Ainslee Myers and I am a 15-year-old girl who started out as a hunter. When I was...» Read More!
Trainer announcements for the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover class of 2018 have been made! A whopping 812 trainers applied to compete at this year’s event and 794 were accepted – the largest group of trainers in...» Read More!
Let me start by saying this, I LOVE taking riding lessons. Ever since my parents signed me up for a weeklong horse-y day camp at a local Saddlebred stable I’ve been in love with everything...» Read More!
New year, new approach to training? Maybe. Sometimes, when you look at a season from the beginning to the end, and make all sorts of plans for yourself and your horse, it all looks clear....» Read More!
Hello and happy New Year ! It has been awhile since I have updated EN on my endurance endeavors (in-between the busyness of horse trials, dressage and jumper shows as well as clinics). I am...» Read More!
Well, the day is finally here, the close of applications for the 2018 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover. It’s like the Thanksgiving to my Christmas. An exciting day in and of itself, but what it really does...» Read More!
Sometimes I think I attract difficult horses. Standing out in my pasture right now I have not one, not two, but three really tough mounts. Although, when it comes down to it, I realize I’ve...» Read More!