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Collecting Thoughts with Daisy Farish

Blazing the way through her last year as a junior was Daisy Farish, most recently recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award from the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Her other accolades for 2018 include the United States Equestrian Foundation Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East in Gladstone, NJ, placing second in the…

On the Road Again

For those who heavily travel with their horses—whether for frequent shows, leisure rides, or just as part of a nomadic lifestyle— moving horses regularly or for long distances can be just as stressful, if not more so, for our equines as it is for us. Before you plan your next cross-country trip with your favorite four-legged friend, see what experts…

Unity in the Lone Star State

It’s rare to find a place that makes you feel a part of their community after a quick visit, but this month we explore a place that does exactly that. Just west of the largest Texan metropolis of Houston is the little city of Katy, which may ring a bell to equestrians and historians alike. Each spring, the town plays…

Core Strength—Four Exercises to Help Strengthen the Equestrian’s Core

Though you may not realize it, your core muscles heavily influence your riding. Defined by Brittany Cacossa of Bringing Change Equestrian Fitness in New York, your core is “everything aside from your arms and legs.” Functioning as a stabilizer for your entire body, “you use your core in nearly every movement,” shares Brittany. Laura Rubin from Fitness Unleashed Coaching in…

Collecting Thoughts with Cade McCutcheon

Cade McCutcheon is a name that almost every reining enthusiast has heard of. Along with being a tremendous athlete, Cade is also the youngest rider ever to represent the U.S. Reining Squad at the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Last year was a big year for Cade—not only did he ride at WEG, helping secure the gold medal for the U.S….

Collecting Thoughts with Adrienne Lyle

Adrienne’s love of horses started early in life, on her family farm on Whidbey Island, WA. Originally introduced to dressage through three-day eventing, Adrienne decided to focus solely on dressage in her early teens. She eventually went on to seek training as Debbie McDonald’s working student, and has since been working with Debbie for the past 12 years. Adrienne and…

Collecting Thoughts with Andrew Ryback

Andrew’s passion for horse show photography began in 2005, when he was taking photos of a hunter rider named Stacy, who is now his wife. His career with photography truly began when he was asked to be the official photographer for Ledges Sporting Horses. From 2015, he continued to build his brand as Andrew Ryback Photography, training an impressive team…

Collecting Thoughts with Tik Maynard

Eventer and now author Tik Maynard has made a spot for himself in the equestrian world. Hailing from a long line of horsemen and women of Vancouver, Tik runs his own facility in Milford, NJ, wintering in Citra, FL, where he specializes and combines horse psychology and performance in three-day eventing. Tik has many accolades in the eventing discipline, including…

Cold Snap—Ride the Right Way this Winter

As people in the Northeast batten down the hatches for winter, equestrians have to consider their options for training during the snow and ice infested months. Some seek haven in the warmer parts of the country, while others have no choice but to brave the cold temperatures. In order to help trainers and riders during the toughest part of the…