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Scoring at Dressage Schooling Shows
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Steps of Teaching Capriole
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Neurectomy for Dressage Horses
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Louise Robson

Panic Over Fluffy Headcollars

by Louise Robson
I'm writing this at 4:56 am. Yes, that does say ‘am’ after the digits. I've woken up a week before Ryan's flight from Belgium to New York, worrying that I haven't purchased him a fluffy headcollar for the journey and in my brain, he cannot live without one! (I know, I'm slightly bonkers!) ...Read More

Margaret Freeman

Breeches Need Pocket Power

by Margaret Freeman
Now that the weather is turning colder, I think of this as both vest weather and also as the season that pockets return with the vests. (Okay, it was already vest weather closer to Canada and still sleeveless weather closer to Florida, but that’s what we’ve got now in the Blue Ridge foothills.) ...Read More

Louise Robson

Challenges in Retraining the OTTB

by Louise Robson
The makeover showcase is a brilliant opportunity to showcase to people what OTTB’s can do and how adaptable they are to understanding and being part of another job and undertaking a new career. Not every trainer has the luxury of having the full 10 months of retraining, and even then, 10 months to retrain a horse into a new discipline is not easy and does not come without trials and tribulations....Read More

Louise Robson

A Day in the Life of Ryan

by Louise Robson
This week we have the Retraining of Racehorse (RoR) finals to be held in Cambridge. The finals take place over two days ranging from Intro Level (walk/trot) to Advanced Medium. I am very lucky that I've managed to have seven qualifying spots. ...Read More

Article Archives

Make That First Impression Count: What Judges Are Looking For When It Comes To Grooming

by Cynthia McFarland

The moment you enter the show ring, your horse is on display. All your diligent grooming efforts are about to pay off. Making a memorable first impression happens in seconds, but it takes much... Read More

Create Light Contact

by Suzanne von Dietze

Susanne von Dietze critiques Hallie Eisenhouer at Training Level, providing tips to help create light contact. Read More

Scoring at Dressage Schooling Shows

by Tami Batts

I smiled as I read your questions regarding horse shows, judging and score clarification. As both a dressage trainer and judge, I, too, have been to many schooling shows where the scoring seemed more generous than at a U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF)-recognized show. Read More

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