With the official start to the off-season, it’s time to start thinking outside the box when it comes to your winter training routine. For those of us not fortunate to winter somewhere warmer, this involves...» Read More!
Doug Payne’s book, The Riding Horse Repair Manual, has been well-received for its advice on training and developing horses. Doug just posted this video chronicling his work with Lysander, a horse we talent spotted awhile...» Read More!
The Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive historical dictionary of the English language, dates the first use of the noun scribe to 1377, and its first use for someone who “writes at another’s dictation” to 1513....» Read More!
Do you currently have a horse who gets spooky and tense in warm-up or other situations? Who better to give some timely advice than William Fox-Pitt himself? In this ‘Tips From the Top’ video from...» Read More!
When poles were flying in the Rolex Arena this April, Laine Ashker and her four-star OTTB superstar Anthony Patch were the first pair to deliver a double-clear show jumping round. In fact, fallen rails are...» Read More!
Charlotte Morris, creator of Phoenix Bodyworks, has always seen the world through the eyes of an athlete. A former triathlete, Charlotte found success before a herniated disc changed the course of her life. Now, she’s...» Read More!
Aside from nutrition and shoeing, fitness is the most important part of a performance horses program. I rate it above training. For a horse to answer the questions you ask him on the flat and...» Read More!
After weeks (years!) of training and lessons, your performance at a show largely comes down to your warm-up. My warm-ups vary from horse to horse and between the phases. For the dressage phase I start...» Read More!
Lesley Stevenson of My Virtual Eventing Coach was kind enough to share a recent article she’d written about the responsibility of the horse trainer. For more information on Lesley, please visit her website. Horses are...» Read More!
Michael Pollard showed his skills in the sandbox yesterday at the Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials, claiming the top two positions in Open Intermediate-B after the first phase. Halimey, a 10-year-old Trakehner stallion, scored...» Read More!
The afternoon sessions at the USEA’s Young Horse Symposium in Ocala consisted of mounted sessions with several 4- and 5-year-olds at various stages in their training....» Read More!
David O’Connor, who is in Ocala for High Performance Training Sessions, stopped by the USEA’s Young Horse Symposium this morning to discuss the upward pathway for young horses in eventing. He started by talking about...» Read More!
The first day of the USEA’s Future Event Horse and Young Event Horse Symposium kicked off at the lovely Longwood Farm in Reddick, Florida, today. The morning sessions were in a classroom format that examined conformation...» Read More!
A chilly morning gave way to sunshine for the second of two new winter CIC clinics at the Carolina Horse Park. The day’s clinic featured the graciously donated time of eventing greats Marc Donovan, Bobby...» Read More!
Like most riders who excel at what they do, William Fox-Pitt focused on the basics, both for rider position and the horses’ way of going. Relationship and communication with the horse is key for him....» Read More!
The Carolina International CIC Organizing Committee has scheduled two clinics this winter offering riders at all levels the unique opportunity to formally prepare for their upcoming competition season....» Read More!
As a young rider, I was informed that no rider was ever born with the natural ability to use more leg and seat than hand, and that my instinct to revert to controlling my horse...» Read More!
Clinics from top professionals are a great way to expand your riding education and take in some feedback from someone who has spent time at the top of the sport. Such opportunities are a great...» Read More!
Last week, we brought you a great video featuring Phillip Dutton and Graham and Anita Motion’s Icabad Crane as they prepare for their 2015 season. Two more videos have since been published, taking a deeper look into...» Read More!
Highlight reels from this year’s George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Sessions are still trickling in, and the most recent addition is a jumping highlight video from the USEF Network. Regardless of which sport is your...» Read More!
Post by Anita Motion. Phillip Dutton has begun preparing Graham and Anita Motion’s Icabad Crane for the 2015 season, and a new video series promises an inside look into Phillip’s training methods as well as...» Read More!
The George H. Morris Horsemastership training sessions wrapped up over the weekend, and you can catch up on the action by watching on-demand replays on the USEF Network and reading our recap. Each year, we...» Read More!
The George Morris Horsemastership Training Session at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL wrapped up yesterday. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live for five days of fantastic education...» Read More!