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Exercise: Cavalletti and Coursework

Preview this exercise from Justine Jarvis, one of many in the new book, Grid Pro Quo: 52 Powerful Jumping Exercises from the World’s Top Riders by Margaret Rizzo McKelvy. This is a great exercise to help prepare...

Watch: The 24 Behaviors of the Ridden Horse in Pain – Shifting the Paradigm...

"We've been conditioned that many behaviors exhibited by ridden horses are normal for horses, but in fact, they're not. They're often a reflection of underlying musculoskeletal pain." Through a six-phase study spanning three years and...

“We’re All Horse People.” How Purina’s Specialized Research Benefits Horses Everywhere

By Tyler Bui It takes a village to create and maintain the equine athletes in equestrian sports. There are so many factors that play a role in the development of an animal, but proper nutrition...

5 Smart Money Moves Equestrians Need to Consider

By Grace Speckman Let’s face it, horses are expensive! Whether you own, lease, compete, or anything in between, you know equestrians pay a steep price for the animals and sport they love. So why is...

Purina® SuperSport® Amino Acid Supplement: Designed for Top Equine Athletes

Purina® SuperSport® Amino Acid Horse Supplement was specially designed for top equine athletes. Its proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals supports muscle performance, especially after exercise. Support your horses’ overall fitness and performance with...

What is the Safest Time to Graze a Horse or Pony Who’s at Risk...

By Camilla Whishaw, BHSc (Nat) This short answer is: in the early morning (3am -10am).* Why is that? Several key factors influence the level of sugar in the grass our horses and ponies graze: The weather How stressed...

Working Students: A lifetime of Dedication

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER In honor of us “barn rats” I wanted to focus on three working students, all from very different backgrounds—even an exercise rider! Many famous successful horses and riders came out of...

5 Myths About Going Pro

By Emily Urban It’s time for a fresh take on what being a professional rider or trainer means. Income, life balance and more! Let’s bust these 5 myths.  Myth 1- You have to ride at the highest...

Willie Jaret: Born a Horseman

by Ann Jamieson Born during the revolution that took place in 1986-1987 in the Philippines, and spirited to safety from the iron hand of Ferdinand Marcos, Willie Jaret almost didn't make it out. With his...

Samantha Schaefer Succeeds with Exhibitor’s

Photos by SAS Photography Throughout her life, Samantha Schaefer has fully immersed herself in horses. At the age of seven, she started showing pony hunters, riding to the top of the winners’ circle, which propelled...

Treat Your Horse Like a Professional Athlete

BY NICOLE BRIAN If you look at professional human athletes, you will see that they have practices to stay in proper shape. They do certain therapies after each workout to help their body recover and...

PURINA: Demystifying Your Horse’s Nutritional Needs

How cutting-edge science, research, and innovation set the brand’s feed and supplements apart By Tyler Bui  Equine nutrition is constantly evolving, and the number of nutritional products available to horse owners only continues to grow. While...

“Comfortable, Happy, & Secure” at Timberwagon Farm

BY TYLER BUI Sonja Boorman has created the ideal equine wellness and retirement center. Combining her love for horses and science, she has developed Timberwagon Farm and Balanced Equine Bodyworks—two businesses with a mission to...

Understanding the Role of Flexion Tests in a Pre-Purchase Exam

By Sabrina Brashares/Jump Media If you are a horse owner, you are probably familiar with flexion tests. Most pre-purchase and lameness exams involve a vet performing flexion tests on the horse. This type of test...

Five Tips For … Reading Between the Lines on Your Horse’s Feed Tag

When you go to any feed store or online retailer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the thousands of choices you have for horse feeds and supplements. As an involved horse owner, no doubt...

Checklist for Sending or Receiving a Horse on Trial

By Sabrina Brashares / Jump Media When you are sending or receiving a horse on trial, it is important to make sure the experience is as pleasant for them as possible. When horses arrive at...

Hope In the Darkest Moments: Streaker and Majesty’s Journey with VetBlue

BY SYDNEY JONES/PHELPS MEDIA GROUP Sometimes a horse’s life isn't full of blue ribbons and victory gallops. Unfortunately, horses are not always dealt the best hand, which was the case for Streaker and Majesty. Streaker,...

Checklist for Preparing To Go to a Horse Show

By Sabrina Brashares/Jump Media Preparing a horse to go to a horse show goes beyond sending in entries, taking lessons, and working on their fitness. There are several important details that have to be...

It’s About the Relationship: Managing Your Horse-Time

by Elli Pospischil There are never enough hours in a day, are there?!? Our lives have become so busy that it can be hard to schedule time for ourselves, which oftentimes includes time with our...

A Pitch for Educational Pathways

BY JONATHAN PORTOEUS In 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Finals of the USHJA Emerging  Athletes Program (EAP) as a stable manager. I stepped up to the registration desk with polished...

All About Crackdown

The newest, all natural creation from Equine Elixirs has taken the hoof supplement market by storm In developing the hoof supplement Crackdown, Equine Elixirs’ founder Elizabeth Ehrlich collaborated with top farriers, veterinarians, and trainers to...

Your New Horse Isn’t Insurable. Now What?

By Kara Pinato Scro / Jump Media Imagine you are in the process of finding and purchasing your dream horse. You’ve taken the time to try different horses, maybe you’ve had this horse on trial...