All athletes require a well-balanced training routine. A routine that includes a dynamic warm-up to warm up muscles to prevent injuries, specific and effective conditioning exercises, a cool-down regimen and a post-workout recovery routine.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about setting your riding goals. Setting goals gives you the opportunity to consider what you would like to accomplish and plan how to get there....
Any day now, bells will be ringing. Horses are turning fuzzy as they grow in their winter coats. You can start to feel the joyful energy and merriment of the holiday season building. Whether you’re a horse...
Keeping ourselves and our horses safe can become more of a challenge at this time of year. From arriving at the barn in the morning to feed in darkness, to trying to fit in a quick ride...
Thundering hooves, the electricity of the crowd, witnessing the connection between horse and rider; there’s nothing quite like experiencing horse shows in person. The size of the drop into the water on the cross country course or...
Equestrian mindfulness is crucial for your horse handling and riding success. Whether in the arena, on a trail, or grooming in the crossties, being present keeps you connected to your horse, and safe. Your mind is truly...
“Why do I do this to myself?” Ah, the one question, without fail, that I ask myself countless times in the days, hours, minutes preceding every horse show.  At 39, you would think I would be overcoming horse...
Any day now, I’m expecting to hear the Salvation Army bell ringing at the entrance of a store. The air feels more than crisp, it has turned downright cold. Horses are turning fuzzy as they grow in...
Understandably, months of limited training has had a significant impact on many riders’ confidence levels, particularly those who already struggled with anxieties around performance. For these riders, leaving the confines of the arena for the great unknown...
You enjoy spending time with family and friends. But, sometimes balancing a full-time job, life, and a horse has its challenges. Juggling saddle time with work and daily responsibilities isn’t easy. Someone or something always seems to...