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Maximize the Power of Long Limbs with Core Stability
This picture shows Griffin Denham riding the 7-year-old Swedish... read more


The Gift Horse
The relationship I had with my late Quarter Horse, Mouse,... read more


6 Rules to Ride by in Dressage
The best trainers in the world are not only “horse whisperers,”... read more

Horse Care

Can Horses Develop Resistance to Dewormers?
I’ve heard some folks talking about how parasites can escape... read more

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The Priceless School Horse

by Jennifer Mellace
I remember the first pony I ever rode. His name was Sir Chumley. He was a little bay who taught me how to trot and canter and made me fall head over heels in love with riding. I rode plenty of other school horses after Chumley, and each taught me something. Of course, some were better teachers than others and some were worth their weight in gold....Read More

Margaret Freeman

Blue Ribbons Can be Found on the 20-Meter Circle

by Margaret Freeman
OK, I’m repeating myself here: A 20-meter circle is 20 meters across. Not 17, not 24. And, it’s round. It’s not an oval. Or an egg....Read More

Kim Herslow

Bringing My High-Performance Horse Back from Surgery

by Kim Herslow
I am feeling many emotions as I look back on 2015 and 2016. It was a time of the most amazing highs and lows in my life. In 2015, I was able to go from success to success, showing my horse Rosmarin, known as Reno, in Wellington and Europe. ...Read More

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

by Pam Stone
Another eight weeks, another ultrasound. And I have to admit I was feeling pretty dispirited approaching this one. Forrest had received his first in a series of three stifle injections, had been progressing really quite well. ...Read More

Article Archives

Can Horses Develop Resistance to Dewormers?

by Fairfield T. Bain, DVM

I’ve heard some folks talking about how parasites can escape traditional deworming methods. I’ve also heard that there is a potential for parasites to develop resistance to traditional dewormers, which can lead to horses being “over-dewormed.” Is there any validity to this? If so, what should horse owners do? Read More

In Which Hand Should I Carry the Dressage Whip?

by Jennifer R. Roth

Students often ask me on which side to carry a dressage whip, and there are several good reasons to keep it on the inside. The most common reason is to activate the horse’s inside hind leg. As we dressage trainers like to chant, aiding from the inside leg to the outside rein and carrying the whip on the inside help improve a horse’s reach and activity when used appropriately. Read More

See Yourself As Your Horse Sees You

by Melinda Folse

How can we learn to think differently about our bodies, even if they aren’t the size or shape we want them to be? As long as we’re fit, strong and healthy, do our horses even care? Read More

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