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Photo by Jenni Autry.
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Ocala, are y’all ok? Here in Georgia we’ve had buckets of rain, and I’ve heard that it’s even more saturated in Florida. On the bright side? Free water jump! Turn those trot sets into resistance...
» Read More By on Dec 16, 2018 12:01 am
Photo via Jumper Nation.
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With every passing day, a new present joins the growing pile beneath my tree, but one person who is stumping me completely when it comes to gift-giving is my trainer. Shopping for horse-people is supposed...
» Read More By on Dec 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Phillip Dutton and Z. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.
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It’s hard to believe, but we’ve made it through another exciting season of eventing. That means it’s time for the 4th Annual EquiRatings Horse of the Year contest. You’ve done the Americans proud before — voting Loughan...
» Read More By on Dec 15, 2018 9:00 am
Photo via Kelly Beaver.
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Warmest of congratulations to Kelly and Seth Beaver who welcomed their first child into the word this past Tuesday, December 11th. We featured Kelly here on EN about a year ago as the “Ambitious Amateur”...
» Read More By on Dec 15, 2018 12:01 am
Brian O'Connor, bottom right, with the cast. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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You know Brian O’Connor as the voice of U.S. eventing in Area II and beyond, but did you know he is also an actor? While he ultimately pursued a career in announcing, Brian’s background is in theater,...
» Read More By on Dec 14, 2018 4:57 pm
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A bay with a dainty blaze, “Binky,” as she became known, was a 2008 Kentucky-bred by Songandaprayer who made 16 starts in the United States before the end of her 3-year-old career. Fairly noncompetitive, she...
» Read More By on Dec 14, 2018 11:00 am
Jen Johnson in the tack and Sarah Broussard skiing in the 2017 Skijoring at Rebecca Farm costume class. Photo by Tommy Diegel Photography.
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Eventers gotta keep themselves entertained in the off-season somehow! As such, Rebecca Farm is gearing up to host its second annual skijoring (think: skiing behind horses) competition on Dec. 29-30. Last year’s skijoring event was...
» Read More By on Dec 14, 2018 8:00 am
Horses are super majestic. Photo by Kate Samuels.
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You probably saw all over equine social media yesterday (and right here in Thursday’s News & Notes!) that yesterday was National Day of the Horse. Ever since National Chocolate Pudding Day 2017 when we started more...
» Read More By on Dec 14, 2018 12:01 am
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Hat tip to Lainey Ashker for sharing this very cool video that shows a dressage test through the lens of infrared technology. It’s fascinating to see the different muscle groups that are engaged on the horse depending...
» Read More By on Dec 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Photo courtesy of Trafalgar Square Books.
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In this excerpt from 55 Corrective Exercises for Horses, respected trainer Jec Aristotle Ballou explains how and why to use trot poles with the outer edge raised in your schooling. Schooling horses over ground poles...
» Read More By on Dec 13, 2018 2:00 pm