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Bad Horse Ads: Episode 2

In this Episode of Bad Horse Ads we have the pleasure of two horses acting as the model of their breed and station, and one special old girl who’s looking for a good home. Mr. Dangles Not his official name, but I feel like “Dangles” alone is rather uncouth. For just $10k you can own […]

WEG Warmup: FEI Announces New WEG 2014 Slogan

The FEI begins distribution of their new slogan for the 2014 World Equestrian Rollkur Cup, to be held in Normandy, France. “See Something? Say Nothing!” In response to failed efforts leading up to the 2010 World Equestrian Games to silence critics, the FEI hired German PR Firm Ruhe! Their attempts to ban video and photography equipment from the […]

Symptoms of Strong Rein Aids

In an ideal world we’d all ride with minimal physical aids, perhaps even controlling the horse only with our mental intentions. But since we’re still living in the real world there is a compromise to be made, and using physical aids is one such compromise. After watching this video let’s run down a little mini-list of […]

Posted in RidingJuly 18, 2014

Virtual Lesson: Using Fear to Your Advantage

I could go on and on about how fear is perfectly normal and natural, but if you’re caught up in it you might be rolling your eyes and expecting this post to be all about embracing your fear. I’m going to disappoint you now and tell you it’s not about embracing, but dissecting that fear. […]

Posted in RidingJuly 17, 2014

Bad Horse Ads: Episode 1

Horse ads are everywhere online from dedicated horse classified websites to horse forums and social groups, and it’s hard not to notice the large number of downright bad horse ads. These aren’t just Craigslist ads anymore kids .. “Natural Born Killer” Though he might have an unassuming barn name (Scotty) .. don’t let that fool […]

Classical Dressage Inspiration: Visuals for the Week #2

This week, inspired by the video of Wonderful I included yesterday in “The Longevity of Dressage Horses,” I’m sharing with you sampling of older videos from various State Studs. These are really wonderful visuals demonstrating forward horses, using outdoor schooling Falkenstern II 1994 Quadrille Stallion at Celle State Stud. Dauphin 1999 Hanoverian Stallion. Look at the walk, it’s […]

WEG Warmup: FEI Calls For Blood

Surprising competitors and fans alike, the FEI released a statement earlier today calling for more blood. Attention Coaches and Athletes: Gaining mainstream publicity for Equestrian Sport is a task we work at tirelessly, and it is a necessity if we wish to continue our sport in the fashion we’ve grown accustomed to. As you know, […]

Why You Should Buy A Helmet Today

If you haven’t done a check-up on your current riding helmet now is the time to do it and decide if you need to replace it. Why? Because today (July 12) is Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day .. and leading helmet manufacturers around the world are offering special discounts. If you don’t ride with a helmet, […]