Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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...

DIY Pony Rein Bracelet

By Intern Vyla Carter Inspired by a bracelet from a special place in my heart, a rein bracelet is a quick and easy DIY that is a different type of fashion statement and a keepsake...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY JESS CLAWSON One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity....

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...

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...

Would You Like to be a Confident and Effective Rider?

By Cheryl Schuhmann-Wertheimer Would you like to follow your trainer’s riding instructions perfectly more often than not? Would you like to be pain free after your...

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 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...

Is He Lame or Just a Lefty?

Distinguishing Between Lameness, Weakness, and Sidedness By Keelin Redmond, DVM Talk to any rider, and you will hear it: “His left lead is better.”...

10 Tips and Tricks for Being the Best Horse Show Groom You Can Be

BY GRACE SALMON Grooming gives you the opportunity to travel and experience shows that you might not get the opportunity to show at yourself. Think you have what it takes to groom at horse shows?...

Less Risk, More Reward: Get the Most Out of Your Next...

By Armand Leone Leasing is an attractive alternative to buying or selling a horse for many riders and owners because it is able to accommodate a wide range of...

Tail Whitening Hacks

BY JESS CLAWSON If you live in Virginia (where it’s been muddy for 12 months straight!) and your horse has a significant amount of white in its tail, you learn to...

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...

Is Regenerative Therapy Right for my Horse?

BY EMILY RIDEN/JUMP MEDIA For the last decade, the use of regenerative therapies for horses has seen an exponential increase. Today, regenerative therapy options such as MediVet Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS), Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein...

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...

Trainers’ Guide to Staying Home (Or, what am I going to do with them...

BY SISSY WICKES The end of a long winter rising from the frozen base of an outdoor ring or seen through the slivered windows of an indoor. As trainers,...

Meet “My” New Horse: Understanding Ownership of Abandoned Horses

By Armand Leone Reader Question: An owner at my barn walked out on a horse ten months ago and has been unreachable since. I took over...

Maintenance in the Downtime to Keep Your Horse Ready to Go

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Everyone is feeling some sort of ramification from COVID-19, whether you’re an equestrian industry worker, healthcare provider, store employee, first responder, lawyer or a small business...

How to Get the Most from Your Sales Photos

By Juliette Beauchamp I spent some time recently on a local Facebook group’s page looking at horses for sale, and was struck by how often the photos used in...

Understanding Allergies: Causes, Treatment and Advice for Horse Allergies

BY COUNTRY & STABLE If you suffer from any allergies then you’ll know just how annoying, and sometimes very serious, they can be. Well you’re not the only one who can suffer from allergies –...

Tips for Memorizing Your Horse Show Courses

BY EMMY DOLIN Memorizing courses at horse shows can be stressful. There is a lot to think about, such as how many strides to maintain in lines, where to halt, and how to ride 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...