Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Waiting Game: Handling Down Time at Fall Shows

BY TONYA JOHNSON, MA The fall season’s important classes, medal finals, indoor venues, and special shows often have unique schedules that may cause you to have more down time in your show day than normal....

Why Good Help Is Hard to Find: A Barn Manager’s Perspective

BY LINDSEY ABBOTT For years I’ve loved working as a barn manager and stay-at-home trainer. Part of my job is acting as a liaison between the boss and the two different...

Queer Equestrian Voices: An Interview with Tatum Standley

BY JESS CLAWSON Throughout my career with horses, I’ve known dozens of farriers with bold personalities. They’ve spanned the range from homophobes that I've ceased to involve with my...

Kentucky Equine Liability: When the Potential Buyer Takes a Tumble

BY KATHRYN A. ECKERT Recently the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed liability issues facing Kentucky horsemen when offering riding horses for sale. The sale of horses for riding use is a common facet of the horse...

Determination, Discipline, and Teamwork Make the Dream Work for Caitlyn Shiels and...

BY EMILY RIDEN / JUMP MEDIA Ask anyone what they think it takes to make it in the equestrian industry, and, while you may get a myriad of answers, there is likely to be a...

Publisher’s Note: In The Moment

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM When I’m on some drive that never seems to end, I choose not to get gas in an obvious moment and the sky is clear and then I NEED gas and...

Losing Your Heart Horse: Where Do You Go With a Broken Heart?

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN It took me almost twenty years of riding to learn what a heart horse actually is. I mean, in some way I've loved all the horses...

Nikki Carr: Showjumper Turned Eco-Cowboy

When showjumper Nikki Carr first moved to Kanawha, Texas, the 22-year-old had a lifelong career on the competition circuit and almost no experience of cattle ranching. After living and training between Kentucky and Palm...

A Rider’s New Year’s Resolution

BY ASHLEY SHAW Regardless of whether you consider New Years to be a fresh start, setting a new set of goals for yourself is always beneficial. As we dive into...

In 2018 I Learned to Be Coachable In Order To Achieve My Goals

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM This year felt like the longest of my life, and I learned something important – I was uncoachable. I’ve always known that I am unmanageable, but at 30 I had...