Recently, a non-horsey friend asked me, “How does one relate to and communicate with horses?” Given that this person had no point of reference for how horses work within their own social structures, much less...» Read More!
California Chrome as a sport horse? Ok, so we know it would never happen — he is a phenomenally successful race horse and will never know anything other than an oval, and later a breeding...» Read More!
There is a phenomenon on social media right now that called the 100 Happy Days Challenge, and if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll notice that more and more people are participating. So what’s the...» Read More!
The universe must have missed that 2014 was meant to be the Year of the Horse. It seems cruel to call it that now based on the heartbreak American eventing has seen in these past...» Read More!
Maggie Giffin volunteered to work at Rolex as a crossing guard with her boyfriend, Dean Moffett, with no expectation for what the weekend would yield. Cross country day was spent as usual, managing crowds and...» Read More!
William Fox-Pitt knows how to keep things efficient. From keeping his horse care routine simple yet effective to ensuring that his position enables the horse to move freely beneath him around a four-star cross-country course,...» Read More!
As I chatted along in the EN Live Blog this weekend, I tried to include pedigrees of the Thoroughbreds competing at Rolex this weekend. Now that the event is over, let’s take a look at...» Read More!
Emily Beshear and Here’s To You had a disappointing end to their second go at Rolex this year. Emily and Quincy sat in 15th place after scoring a 52.2 with a lovely dressage test and...» Read More!
Every eventer needs a support group, and horse-y significant others are among the best there are. I was curious as to how the husband’s of Colleen Rutletge and Hawley Bennett were coping this weekend, so...» Read More!
How are you enjoying your Rolex weekend so far, EN? It certainly is an exciting weekend so far, and currently the riders wearing the red, white, and blue are throwing down in the sandbox. There...» Read More!
Happy Easter, EN! HN writer Carla Lake caught on up some bunny show jumping and dug up some equine bounces that could definitely put the Easter bunny to shame. Check out the full article here!...» Read More!
We’re all familiar with the old adage of wrapping our horses in bubble wrap before a big event. With Rolex right around the corner, I’m sure most if not all of the riders are watching...» Read More!
Eventing is a tough sport for both horses and riders and equally as difficult mentally as it is physically. It’s a sport that stretches you to the limits and then asks you for more. When...» Read More!
Rolex is just over a week away, and with that in mind I got to thinking about things that are absolute must-dos while attending the event. I’m sure there will be plenty to add to...» Read More!
While trolling the FEI database — you don’t do that in your spare time? — I noticed the same ground jury appointed to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy — Ernst Top, Gillian Rolton, and Alain...» Read More!
With Rolex just two weeks away, it’s time to start talking WEG. Which riders are likely to make the team, and which horses will they ride? Which pairs could play spoiler and emerge as a...» Read More!
In times of seemingly senseless tragedy, it is very easy to seek a spot to lay the blame. As humans, we are taught from the beginning that most everything has a rhyme and a reason,...» Read More!
It is easy to become wrapped up in competition. Whether you are a spectator, a parent, a friend, a hapless significant other, or a rider, the charged atmosphere at an event is unmatched. The hustle...» Read More!
Can winter give it up already, please? I’m getting quite fed up with holding my breath each time I check the weather forecast just in case there is some impending doom headed my way involving...» Read More!
Several weeks ago, a Promoted tweet popped up on my Twitter feed. It was an informative article on saddle fitting, and I found it helpful enough to pass along here on EN. Total Saddle Fit...» Read More!
I’ve been thinking of telling Boyd and Silva to buy a Powerball ticket, because their rash of bad luck has got to be coming to an end soon. The Martins are among the most resilient...» Read More!
I have always struggled with my weight. I played sports successfully all through my elementary, middle and high school careers, and though I excelled, I was still never lean and mean. Sports came easily to...» Read More!
Stop the presses! We are getting more and more social media “hip” (I’m not sure that “hip” is the word the kids are using these days, but I’ll stick with it) by the day. Recently,...» Read More!