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Heather Blitz: Keep Your Horse’s Shoulders Upright
You cannot isolate the balance problem only to the front end of... read more

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To Hell with Comfort Zones
My flight across the pond departs in exactly seven days and at... read more

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The Rider's Role in Self-Carriage
Lendon Gray explains how the use of passive aids can improve a... read more

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Senior Horse Weight Maintenance
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To Hell with Comfort Zones

by Lindsay Paulsen
My flight across the pond departs in exactly seven days and at 2:00 this morning, I found myself frantically sorting through a file cabinet in my closet to confirm that my passport was, indeed, exactly where it should have been. All of my accommodations are booked, tickets have been purchased and train fares and routes have been researched. My itinerary for my month-long stay in Germany is outline...Read More


Margaret Freeman

A Different Kind of Walk

by Margaret Freeman
It seems that I’ve been judging a lot of Second Level tests lately, which means that I’m also seeing a lot of turns on the haunches. These turns—and also the transition from walk to canter—are often not ridden as specified in the tests, which is painfully obvious to the judges since it happens right in front of their noses. ...Read More


Refining Dressage Skills in Germany

A Fun Visit

by Annie Morris
This week I had so much fun when my dad came to visit. He was great and attended a horse show with us as well as patiently hanging out at the barn. However, his visit the best excuse for me to get out of Börnsen and explore some of the other amazing attractions in the area....Read More


Remember To Smile

Cleared to Trot!

by Pam Stone
When Dr Gillis returned for Forrest’s regular, 8 week ultrasound, I was frankly, dreading it. Why? Because while Forrest had been very good for much of the last two months, he had had four explosive episodes in the rehab paddock before I could grab him and bring him back in. He’s a funny horse: he appears very mellow and laid back as he is led out and I think, “Great, he’s going to be nice and rel...Read More


Article Archives

Surgery to prevent colic?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc

A simple surgical procedure can reduce a horse’s risk of developing a common type of colic, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.... Read More

To Hell with Comfort Zones

by Lindsay Paulsen

My flight across the pond departs in exactly seven days and at 2:00 this morning, I found myself frantically sorting through a file cabinet in my closet to confirm that my passport was, indeed, exactly where it should have been. All of my accommodations are booked, tickets have been purchased and train fares and routes have been researched. My itinerary for my month-long stay in Germany is outline Read More

A Different Kind of Walk

by Margaret Freeman

It seems that I’ve been judging a lot of Second Level tests lately, which means that I’m also seeing a lot of turns on the haunches. These turns—and also the transition from walk to canter—are often not ridden as specified in the tests, which is painfully obvious to the judges since it happens right in front of their noses. Read More

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