A Q&A with Isabell Werth

As the world’s most successful dressage rider with seven World Championship titles, 10 World Cup medals, 10 Olympic medals, 17 medals at European Championships, and 14 German Championship titles, to name a few of her accomplishments, Isabell Werth’s name will…

Be Prepared!—Prep Your Barn for Winter

After a summer of warm weather, New Englanders know that fall means it is time to batten down the hatches and prepare for the impending winter—and inevitable nor’easter—that is coming soon. Use these tips to be ready when the temperature…

10 Tips to Help You Prepare for Equitation Finals

For junior riders, some of the most coveted ribbons are awarded at the end of an equitation final. From the ASPCA Maclay to the United States Equestrian Federation Hunt Seat Medal, the road to finals is as long and challenging as it is rewarding in more ways than trophies. Experts Kelli Cruciotti, 2015 Pessoa/U.S. Hunt Seat Medal Final winner, and Kathy Fletcher, owner and head trainer of Grazing Fields Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA, weigh in with their tips for making the journey a smoother one.

Move Over!—A Guide to Beginning Lateral Work

Asking your horse to move laterally can be a daunting step in your training—sometimes simply going forward with impulsion is hard enough! Top dressage riders do it with ease and grace, but they all started at the beginning like everyone else. But where do you even begin? And how?

The Northeast's 10 Best Trail Ride Events

When you live in the Northeast, it is easy to forget just how lucky we are to have all four seasons in such a beautiful and unique landscape. And what better way to take in the natural splendor of our states’ scenery? Trail riding! Though many of us prefer not to go on trails alone, or we may not have one near our barn, we do have fantastic organizations that work to put on the best events for members and the public.

5 Hay Hazards

As natural grazers, horses spend a majority of their free time eating. Therefore, it is imperative to feed horses safe, clean, and healthy hay. Feeding questionable hay can result in digestive issues, nutrient deficiency issues, and even possible death. By taking the proper steps to ensure that the hay is safe, you also work to ensure that your horse is safe.

How to Check Your Horse's Vitals

You know if your horse didn’t eat all of his grain, if one leg’s tendon is a few degrees warmer than the other, and can find the tiniest scrape in the most inconspicuous place, but can you rattle off your horse’s vital signs? Knowing these basic ranges for your horse can tell you the difference between not having to worry and needing to call the vet.

Improve Your Event Horse's Adjustability

Adjustability to go from a ground-covering gallop to a shortened canter is one of the most important skills an event horse uses to tackle a technical course. With tighter turns and tougher questions, horses are continually asked to alter their…

16 Equine Nutrition Facts

A healthy horse starts on the inside, so it is important to provide your horse with top-notch nutrition in order for him to perform his best. But it can be tough to separate fact from fiction when there is so…

In This Issue

- The Principles of Classical Dressage
- Improve Your Horsemanship Patterns
- Riding in Your Senior Years

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