As of July 2021, clipping a horse’s sensitive facial whiskers is off limits according to the FEI and can result in disqualification from an FEI competition. (Need a rule refresher? Check out the 2022 FEI...» Read More!
Who’s ready for a spa day? Many of us may still be pulling our horses out of fields after a nice long off-season vacation and after this well-earned downtime they can sometimes look just a bit,...» Read More!
Emma Ford needs little introduction. As head groom for Phillip Dutton, she’s groomed at almost every five-star event in the world, and has been a crucial part of the US Eventing Team at Pan-Ams, World...» Read More!
The holding of a horse isn’t quite as important as holding a baby, but it may be almost as dangerous — and fulfilling. There is an art to holding a horse. Anyone who has been...» Read More!
After two years at Northern Arizona University, Annie Goodwin of Rafter Y Eventing, now based in Aiken, made the decision to trade the classroom for the cross country course, to see just how far her...» Read More!
Whether you’re tackling the task of clipping your wildebeest furry horse yourself this year, or hiring a professional, there are a few rules you should follow in order to maximize your opportunities to get a flawless...» Read More!
A good groom can take an already gifted set of buns to the next level. Quarter marks, for example, are the booty shorts of the horse world, drawing attention to a toned derrière. And while...» Read More!
With shedding season gone, it’s that time of year to really focus on polishing our horses’ coats to a show-ring worthy shine. After picking up a copy of World Class Grooming last month, I’ve been...» Read More!
Geldings. Mares. Geldings. Mares. The age old debate — which makes for the better equine partner? Every rider most likely has their own opinion on this hot topic. And some have (very) strong opinions on...» Read More!
When I first bought Onyx, my Morgan gelding, my inner horse-crazy child was going absolutely bonkers with glee. Images of Black Beauty, the Black Stallion, and [insert other famous fictional dark horse’s name here] pranced in...» Read More!
I love this time of the year. Here in Pennsylvania, the days are pleasantly warm–but not overly hot yet. The freezing days of Winter seem to be a bad memory at this point, as flies...» Read More!
One of my horses is gray. It has been very muddy in the pastures lately. You do the math. I found an eloquent poem to express my feelings on the matter, and I hope you...» Read More!
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with pulled manes. Sure, there are few things classier than a well-groomed horse with a smooth, even mane and tail trotting by at a jog, but I grew up...» Read More!
I thought my transition to “full-blown eventer” was complete when full-seat breeches and a flipped brim on a skull cap started to look normal. Soon after, I recognized myself as still somewhat of an outsider...» Read More!