In this excerpt from his book Know Better to Do Better, horseman Denny Emerson gets frank about horse shopping with your head on straight. There are thousands of horses and ponies out there, all over...» Read More!
In this excerpt from her book Horse Brain, Human Brain, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones explains the difference between what you see on course and what your horse sees. Horses often give the impression of superb...» Read More!
In this excerpt from The Horse in Positive Tension, movement analysis specialist Stefan Stammer takes a close look at the term “supple,” what it is and what it is not, and how it all applies...» Read More!
In this excerpt from her book Physical Therapy for Horses, equine physical therapist Helle Katrine Kleven explains how the application of ice done early and correctly can minimize the extent of an acute injury. Ice...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his new book Bolder, Braver, Brighter, Coach Daniel Stewart explains how we shouldn’t fear or try to avoid failure, because “it’s like fertilizer…It’s what makes you grow!” Before you can develop...» Read More!
In this excerpt from Stretch Exercises for Horses, osteopathist for human and equine athletes, Jean-Michel Boudard, explains how your horse’s back problems begin somewhere else, and what you can do to prevent them. During equine...» Read More!
Rating your speed cross-country is a skill that needs to be developed. In his book Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton, Olympian Phillip Dutton gives you an easy exercise to practice at home so you can...» Read More!
In this excerpt from “Training Horses the Ingrid Klimke Way,” Olympian Ingrid Klimke shares why she feels hill workouts are necessary fitness builders for the equine athlete....» Read More!
In this excerpt from Ridden: Dressage from the Horse’s Point of View, dressage judge and classical trainer Ulrike Thiel gives us nine principles we must understand to communicate efficiently, fluidly, and understandably with our horses....» Read More!
In this excerpt from How Good Riders Get Good, Denny Emerson talks frankly about the kinds of qualities you must have in an event horse, and when it is okay to compromise. New Zealand’s famous...» Read More!
In this excerpt from The Gates to Brilliance by Robert Dover, the six-time Olympian shares the story of a major mistake on Roads and Tracks, and his first heartbreak. Lisa was a senior from a...» Read More!
Use this “5-Minute Fix” from biomechanics expert Wendy Murdoch’s 40 5-Minute Jumping Fixes to establish good thigh contact and a solid base of support over fences. Next time you ride, pay attention to your thighs....» Read More!
In this excerpt from Margaret Rizzo McKelvy’s popular book Grid Pro Quo: 52 Powerful Jumping Exercises from the World’s Top Riders, we hear from 5* eventer Ariel Grald about the gymnastic exercise she likes to...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his book Arena Tracks, Christian Baier of Southern Blues Equestrian Center gives us two foundational exercises that help teach horse and rider to adjust stride length and balance and find the...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his new book Ride Better with Christoph Hess, FEI “I” Judge in dressage and eventing Christoph Hess helps one rider overcome the lack of trust that is interfering with her cross...» Read More!
In this excerpt from Training Horses the Ingrid Klimke Way, Olympic eventer Ingrid Klimke explains her views on respecting each horse as an individual and the superior results you can attain when you allow a...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his book “Horses Came First, Second, and Last,” the late great Olympic event coach Jack Le Goff gives us his seven tried-and-true rules for mentally and physically preparing the horse for...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his book Collection or Contortion? Dr. Gerd Heuschmann explains how correct bend systematically and sensitively leads to a horse that is ‘through’ and ready for collection, and how bend is the...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his book Neuroathletics for Riders, Olympic coach Marc Nölke explains the common causes of the brain’s failure to produce the output (performance) we want in the saddle. Survival The brain’s most...» Read More!
In this excerpt from Shoeing the Modern Horse by Steven Kraus, CJF, with Katie Navarra, the head of farrier services at Cornell University explains the importance of understanding conformational defects and how they can be...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his autobiography “Still Horse Crazy After All These Years”, three-time Olympian Jim Wofford talks about that time he came back from retirement to win Kentucky. “Still Horse Crazy After All These...» Read More!
‘Tis the season to hit the refresh button on your flatwork foundation! You’ll see the extra effort pay off not just in improved dressage scores, but in improved performance in the jumping phases as the...» Read More!
In this excerpt from his autobiography Still Horse Crazy After All These Years, Olympian Jim Wofford shares what it was like to struggle with learning a new system of riding in 1965 when he was...» Read More!