A dressage rider in Britain is calling for a rule change to allow bitless bridles in dressage competitions run under British Dressage (BD) rules. The rider, Tam Russell, started her horse without a bit and...» Read More!
Last weekend I asked my Facebook friends for help in brainstorming a competition name for my new horse. While there were some good suggestions, there was a debate about whether or not I’ll one day...» Read More!
When it comes to trucks, horse people tend to have, to put it gently, very strong opinions. For instance, don’t EVEN get me started on my own 2004 F250. It’s got one of those notoriously...» Read More!
Research has shown that writing down your goals substantially increases your chances of achieving them — check out this goals research study by Dr. Gail Matthews of California’s Dominican University. We all know that horses...» Read More!
Eventers will move heaven and earth to keep our horses happy and performing at their best. And many of us have discovered that incorporating complementary/alternative healing modalities into our horse’s regimens goes a long way...» Read More!
When the USEF announced Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT, as the proposed location for NAJYRC eventing in 2017, my first thought was “Fantastic!” Pending FEI approval NAJYRC will run simultaneously with the 2017 annual event...» Read More!
Each week in “Let’s Discuss” we ask a question and ask our readers to weigh in. We DO have the smartest readers in the land, after all! This week’s topic …...» Read More!
It’s an eventer version of the “chicken or egg” question … … except that it’s actually worth considering, and I’ve heard valid arguments for both. After cross country which comes first: taking studs out or...» Read More!
Each week we take a talk-worthy topic and crowdsource it to our readers in search of an answer — or at least a some good ideas. This week’s topic, “The Secrets of the Sitting Trot,”...» Read More!
Eventers are versatile creatures, more capable than most of chameleon-ing it up in different disciplines — and being better at our own sport for it. Virginia eventer Amelia Bayer has been dabbling in both straight...» Read More!