Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tips for Teaching 3 Common Canter Transition Mistakes Beginners Make

BY JENN ZALA Personally, it drives me nuts to see beginners struggling with canter transitions.  The kiss of death is when the horse winds up in a fast trot...

“The Call” That Proved The Importance of Horsemanship

BY ALLIE CARLSON All horse owners have gotten “the call.” The one that tells us something is wrong. The one that sends us spinning. On May...

Dare to Change Disciplines

BY PATRICIA PAYNE Ever consider a career change for your horse? Don't be afraid to "look outside the box." You may discover your horse needs a change in order...

It is Still Possible to Have a Successful Working Student in Today’s Climate

BY JENNIFER TAYLOR A couple months ago, I gave a lesson to a 14 year old named Payton.  She was brave, followed direction well, and had good equitation with...

Finding a Change of Perspective 4,000 Miles from Home

BY ALLIE CARLSON For a long time I thought my horse, Wyatt, was dumb. He was a green bean when I started riding him. He just did not catch...

Want the best horse care? You need the best horse care takers!

BY LISA LAZARUS As much as you might want to be – you can’t be with your horse 100% of the time! Therefore, if you want to provide the...

Effective Cooling Strategies for Summer Riding

BY JESS CLAWSON Summer is associated with a lot of extra daylight, beach vacations, and lovely hot weather. We may love it, but it can be really hard on...

What to Do About Your Horse’s Summer Skin Issues

BY JESS CLAWSON We’re getting into summer weather now, and with no end to the rain in at least half the country, we’re all going to have to be...

How to Get That Shiny Coat for Your Horse

BY JESS CLAWSON One of my favorite things about going to horse shows is seeing all the beautiful, well-groomed horses. It takes a lot of work on the day...

Tail Care Tricks for Different Kinds of Tails

BY JESS CLAWSON At every boarding barn I’ve been a part of for as long as I can remember, one critical grooming protocol is debated: should we brush our...

Hoof Care: What Works

BY JESS CLAWSON It’s no secret that I love thoroughbreds for a great many reasons: their tendency to be decent jumpers, their sensitive natures, and their proficiency in eventing....

How to Teach Beginners to Post (and keep your sanity!)

BY JENN ZALA Teaching beginners is simple, and can be done without going nuts. All you have to do is guide them to create the muscle memory necessary to keep their seat...

Exercises to Build Your Horse’s Topline

BY EMILY MILLER When I purchased my 2011 Warmblood cross mare, Dixie, in 2017 she was very green under saddle and unbalanced in her gaits. She was particularly weak in her...

Five Takeaways from “Fundamentals of Equitation” with Stacia Klein Madden

BY EMILY RIDEN AND MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA Renowned trainer Stacia Klein Madden can often be found ringside during equitation classes at major horse shows across the country, including at...

Tips for Show Success Without a Trainer at the In-Gate

BY JAMIE SKUBAL As I trot around the ring for the under saddle, I can see trainers standing at the in gate and along the ring making small pointers and hand...

Catch Riding… What are the Risks and Possible Protections?

BY LISA LAZARUS TPH Editor ’s NOTE: This editorial is based on FEI rules. USEF language differs slightly and the USEF Drugs & Medication Hotline Department reported that catch...

Ten Lessons from Top Professionals at the Gold Star Clinic

BY RACHEL LONG During the 4-day Gold Star Clinic, I had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in our sport including Katie Prudent, DiAnn Langer, Kirsten Coe, Will...

Equinetrips.com: The Shipping Experience You Have Always Wanted

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Shipping horses can be a complicated and stressful endeavor for owner, trainer, and animal alike. We are not transporting freight that can be tossed on...

Mobile Payment Options for your Equestrian Business

BY JESS CLAWSON If you’re a hardworking trainer, braider, or other horse professional, you might find that getting paid by cash and check is getting harder as our society becomes increasingly...

Five Ways to Keep Your Horse in Top Form with the Veterinarians of Palm...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Owning or managing a horse is a responsibility that is equal parts caregiver and detective. One of the most difficult aspects of equine ownership and management is that horses can’t verbally...

Shedding Season Survival: Get Your Horse’s Gleaming Coat Back

BY JESS CLAWSON It’s almost spring. Like I promised, winter doesn’t last forever. I can tell that winter really is ending, because all of my fuzzy yaks are just beginning the...

A Horse Owner’s Guide to a Safe and Effective Fence

BY DAIN RAKESTRAW Your horse fence can be the best feature of your facility, and it is a crucial and major investment that you should plan meticulously. The right fence will...