by Toby Raymond Has your horse been the target of constructive criticism? The kind of commentary that invariably draws attention to your horse's defects while at the same time casting the "well wisher" as the voice of experience?
My name is Laura Francis, and I am currently preparing to start to bring my 16.1 thoroughbred gelding "Spider" back in to work for a three day event competition in four months time.Spider has been off work for about six months, due to school exams which prevented me from working him every day, so is really only "grass" fit.
When the best riders in the world meet an award-winning chef, live music performances and art installations, you get the Longines Masters, the only event that takes horse jumping higher and brings a new mindset in equestrian glamour!
by Ron Meredith Every movement you make, everything you do in his presence, has meaning to the horse. The horse is a master at reading your body language and knowing just where you're at and what you're about when you first enter his space.
Think dressage is just about riding around in circles while wearing top hats and tails? Think again. What do hunters, jumpers, endurance, and reiners have in common with dressage? Training principles, concepts, and exercises. You may be surprised that whatever your sport, you may be doing dressage.
Reining is an exciting Western sport with roots on the ranch. Horse and rider pairs that compete in NRHA reining events run a pattern that is designed to show off the athletic ability of a ranch-type horse within a show arena. These patterns include both slow and fast circles, roll backs, spins, flying lead changes, and the crowd-favorite: sliding stops! Breyer’s NRHA 50th Anniversary model is appropriately shown executing this hallmark maneuver.
I really didn't think too much about gates ... until my horses got loose! Six horses, 24 pounding hoofs, and 6 tails flagged to the wind! They were the happiest horses in Ohio!
When a student gets on a horse to take that first riding lesson, their greatest concern is staying there. Everyone is afraid of falling off, particularly in the beginning. Whether you are the student or whether you are the instructor, you need to be aware of this fear and aware that it is very normal.
Are you spending more time working in the barn than with your horses? If so, there are ways to cut your chore time. The key to successful stable management is organization. This doesn't mean you need to renovate the entire barn, just make a few changes.