Thursday, July 9, 2020

Five Ways to Support Your Fellow Equestrians During COVID-19

By Emily Randolph/BarnManager  From competitions being canceled further into the spring to many boarding barns now closing their doors to customers, the non-health-related effects of the global coronavirus pandemic...

Frank Madden Finds Opportunity in the Delayed Season

BY ELYSE SCHENK Thriving in the Spring sunshine of Wellington, Florida, top equitation trainer Frank Madden is hopeful for the 2020 show season. Currently, horse shows aren’t set to...

The Equestrian Corona Cruisers: Day 3 – Perspective

BY SISSY WICKES Without horse shows and the bustling season, Sissy Wickes joins a group of equestrians in Florida for cycling. Every day, safely six feet apart, they chat...

The Kindness Movement: Putting an End to Bullying in the Horse World

BY IZZY BAKER I have always had a deep connection with animals—especially horses. Their emotions are palpable. Their love is pure, and their energy calms me. 

A Forever Home: When Responsibility Doesn’t Stop After the Show Ring

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Many equestrians dream of being able to give their horses a forever home. For Lori Judd, that dream is a reality. “I know when I buy...

Hypocrisy and Horses: the Immigrant Workforce.

BY SARAH MASLIN NIR, THE RIDING REPORTER The post popped up on my Facebook feed this week. Never mind that the un-sourced numbers it contained were not remotely true,...

You Can Give Yourself Permission to be a “Bad” Horse Owner Right Now

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Typically, I am pretty hard on myself. My plate stays full, and I tend to beat myself up if I don't keep all the plates spinning...

Monday: A story of how I balanced being a professional and getting my degree

BY MEGAN ROSENTHAL 8:00am. I walk into Yoga and Meditation, a health and wellness credit class. I’ll admit, it's not the worst way to start off the week, but...

Your Greatest Potential for Success

By Cathy Penrod He who fails to plan is planning to fail. Winston Churchill It is said that if you don’t know where you’re going,...

Don’t Stop Dreaming When the World is on Pause

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I never thought I'd be living through a pandemic. None of us did. It certainly wasn't on our 2020 goals list or New Year's Resolutions.

From the Saddle to the Judge’s Seat Meet Bob Crandall

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Bob Crandall has been in the horse industry since he was twelve years old; as a rider, trainer, and judge, he brings years of experience and...

Is it Burnout or the Wrong Path? Changing My Dream to Become a Professional

BY FALVEY BRENNAN “I am over this, I’m just burnt out and can’t do it anymore.” I have heard these words many times from the mouths...

Why It’s Never the Pony’s Fault

BY PONYMOMAMMY I am firmly in the camp of never blaming the horse/pony when things go wrong. This concept has been engrained in me since I first put a...

On the Road to the World Show: Excuses, Excuses, and more Excuses.

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Well, the only thing that I can say I have successfully done is try to keep my head above water.  I thought the...

The Healing Power of Rest

By Keelin Redmond, DVM Physical training of the horse is essential. Everyone knows that in order to be strong enough and fit enough to run, jump, piaffe...

Riding: The Mental Game

By Ashleen Lee Good riding requires you to be both physically and mentally fit. You must be able to feel your horse and move with him. It is important...

What My Horse Told Me Through an Animal Communicator

BY RENNIE DYBALL These are strange days. To say we’re all living in some sort of alternate universe right now isn’t an exaggeration. We’re in an unparalleled, unprecedented time...

Can the Equestrian Industry Afford to Go on Pause During Coronavirus?

BY DANI SCHNEIDER The Equestrian world has come to a halt in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While the safety and health of everyone and their horses...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Work.

BY PIPER KLEMM As I prepare lecture notes for my college course this summer at St. Lawrence University, I’m always struck by the same identifiers of successful people appearing...

Removing Barriers to Success

By Cathy Penrod Sometimes, the choices we make, or don’t make, limit our potential and our performance. Other times, we don’t even see all the choices that we have...

Grounded

BY SISSY WICKES The horse community stands breathless, lungs emptied by the shock of cancelled horse shows, the early end of winter circuits, uncertain travel schedules, and the threat...

Taming Butterflies

By Emily Pope Every rider who competes is familiar with the feeling of butterflies in the stomach before a big class. Maybe it’s the first time competing in a...