So often when riders want to get into eventing they do so because they see how exciting it is. They watched the top riders gallop around a four-star course on TV or at Rolex. “I...» Read More!
I need a day off and like, 20 million dollars. How do I practice eventing without having access to hundreds of thousands of dollars of cross country jumps? Creativity and hard work. Unfortunately, I’m not...» Read More!
Your adrenaline-fueled cross country round is complete, show jumping is over, you’ve packed your trailer in a sleepy haze and are headed home. How long will the Horse Show High last? Not long. Then it’s...» Read More!
As Macklemore says: “a little bit of humble, a little bit of cautious.” Quoting rap lyrics for a reason. Stay humble. If you know everything already, go home. Don’t take the lesson. Don’t ride in...» Read More!
“Jump the middle one and kick, kick, kick!” I yelled, gasping for air as I ran alongside my student on her cross country course. I was beet red, lungs burning, thinking to myself, why did...» Read More!
Riding a horse is like breaking into a safe. Just “Listen for the clicks.” “How do I get him in a frame?” “How do I get him balanced?” “How do you know what a horse...» Read More!
Everything I need to know about self carriage and jumping I learned in college. Well … not really. But every week riders struggle with releasing their horse over a fence. They are worried that he’s...» Read More!
Fear breeds fear. Confidence builds confidence. All too often I see a combination of a fearful horse and a fearful rider. Why? Why is this such a common occurrence?...» Read More!