I find myself as a father and spectator watching Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless tackle their fifth four-star together and their third Kentucky. Each one of these competitions brings a range of emotions and at...» Read More!
The sport of endurance riding is the ultimate equestrian test of stamina. Horses and riders spend hours racing across rugged terrain covering 20, 50, or sometimes even 100 miles, checking in with veterinarians along the...» Read More!
Event Horse would like to talk to all his fellow event horses out there in Event Land about pokey things, thwapper sticks, stinger sticks, and snappy poles. Roughly translated, that means spurs, crops, dressage whips...» Read More!
“How do you make your parents understand your obsession with horses when they don’t ride?” A friend of mine recently posed this question. It’s a valid one, and a question with no easy answer. I’m...» Read More!
Disclaimer: horses are social animals and thrive with companionship. Some horses are happiest with other horses while others can thrive with a friend from a different species. This piece is meant as a humorous list...» Read More!
Sixteen months ago, Java was standing in a stall at Turfway Park. Race fit and knowing nothing but the track for the last four years of her life, she was ready to retire from racing....» Read More!
Three hours into trying to load our rescue mare into the trailer I had just about given up. We were trying to leave for her very first horse trials in our brand new trailer, and...» Read More!
Emma Young is a 17-year-old avid eventer and foxhunter in Ohio. Thanks for sharing, Emma! This May will mark two years since I lost my first horse to colic. To this day that was one...» Read More!
There have probably been a million blogs written on “how to cross country school,” and I guess this is the millionth-plus-one, but I’d like to talk about how I’ve learned to school my event horses...» Read More!
It has been said that when one door closes another one opens. I believe this to be true to a certain extent. Sometimes that new door is disguised or locked or made of concrete, and...» Read More!
The 2018 eventing season is upon us and perhaps you are looking to move up a level this year. But as you go up the ladder it’s not always about the height of the jump,...» Read More!
Training horses for success in a variety of disciplines calls for an intelligent and thorough approach to their upbringing. Over thousands of years, horse trainers have created numerous systematic approaches in order to develop a...» Read More!
Whether or not you have heard of Danny Ward, if you have interest in a horse you have been touched by his work. Danny was a teacher, a mentor and a friend. He had taught...» Read More!
Hello, fabulous EN readers! This year I’ll be starting a new column in which I bring you behind-the-scenes tidbits from events that might not have made it into EN’s actual event coverage. Feel free to pepper...» Read More!
This video is horrible. The trainer must have no experience in introducing side-reins for lunging. Let me give you some tips on how to lunge a horse. 1. Make sure your horse understands how to...» Read More!
The Internet can be a fabulous resource to have some of your horsey questions answered: by browsing reputable websites with trusted sources, I can learn books’ worth of information about horse heath, horse behavior or...» Read More!
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!