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Margaret Freeman

No Billboards on Our Horses

by Margaret Freeman
This year’s forum for USEF judges was held last week in Florida, and it started with a review of rules. The rule that caused heated discussion among the judges involved logos on saddle pads. Yes, this is a rule that has been around for several years, but it is mostly misunderstood by riders and often just plain ignored. However, judges are now being asked to take note of it. Many judges are balki...Read More


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Out and About

by Pam Stone
And just like that, the winter seems to have disappeared, spring bulbs are exploding, I'm back to shirt sleeves and trying not to think about the traditional freeze we experience before Easter! I......Read More


Debra Reinhardt

Clinic with Jenny Susser and Linda Parelli

by Debra Reinhardt
Here it is in the middle of March with only a few weeks left in paradise. I mentioned before that there are many educational opportunities to take advantage of. Besides watching riding (which I have......Read More


Margaret Freeman

Winter Ice Woes

by Margaret Freeman
I was watching an obligatory weather horror story on the news this week, where the icicle from hell dropped off a drain pipe in Boston and stabbed four cars. That made national news, but to anyone who has ridden in an indoor arena during snowy weather this is no big deal. Just try sitting on a clipped 17-hand, 4 I was watching an obligatory weather horror story on the news this week, where the......Read More


Article Archives

Horseback Riding for Exercise

by Beth Glosten

This question is best answered by looking at the definition of “cardiovascular exercise.” Also termed aerobic (with oxygen) exercise, it is an activity that causes a sustainable increase in heart and breathing rates. This makes you feel warm and slightly out of breath. Aerobic exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle as it strengthens and improves heart function and increases exercise Read More

Just ONE rotting barrel hay ring can produce 1 million biting stable flies

Whether you're in charge of 1 horse or 100, it's time you became a waste management expert Read More

Posting When Leg Yielding the Horse

by Lisa Pierson

The trot is a two-beat gait with a moment of suspension in between. Each beat is a diagonal pair—right hind and left front, left hind and right front. Traditionally, you are posting on the correct diagonal when you rise as the inside hind and outside front legs are in the air and sit when they are on the ground in the stance phase. Read More

Complete Athletes: Both Horse and Rider

by Jan Brink

Over the years, I have seen what it takes to get to the top of the sport as a competitor, horse trainer and coach. If I could sum it up in one sentence, it would be this: The rider that is best in a unified whole wins. That means you can achieve success only with a holistic approach to the mental and physical health of both the horse and rider. In the following article, I have outlined how to achi Read More

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