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Candace Wade

Candace Wade

My First Dressage Competition: Blue Ribbon Wisdom

“My first snippet of advice to you is to remember that the event is about you and your horse. That’s it. She’s your team. Lean on her.” Candace Wade survived her first-ever horse show as a late-in-life-beginner adult rider!

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Candace Wade

On the Kindness of Horse-Loving Strangers

“My tiny personal goal and excitement was embraced by these lovely women. They got it. They got me. Out there in cyberland, to a person, these horsewomen were rooting for me.”

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Oh, You Mean WARM UP

“I always thought that ‘warming up the horse’ was plodding around the round-pen or arena to get my schooling horse’s muscles moving and us kind of reacquainted.” Candace Wade shares her latest “late-in-life lesson rider” revelation.

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Why Not Fall In Love With Your Riding Instructor?

A NON-romantic Valentine’s Day love letter.

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Jump For Your Lives

“I am an ever-learning late-in-life rider.”

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Essay: The Backwards Half Chaps

“I was not helping the horse her do her job. I was a pile of mismatched laundry on

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Elation of an Everlasting Riding Student

“What tiny, dazzling joys do you still carry on your heart?”

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A Well-Rounded Cowgirl, Part II: The Writing Life

No shortage of inspiration in F.J. Thomas’ horse life!

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A Well-Rounded Cowgirl, Part I: The Judge’s Perspective

It’s easier to list what F.J. Thomas HASN’T done in the horse industry: Candace Wade catches up with

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An Update on the PAST Act

Candace Wade brings us the latest.

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Saving Sterling: How to Adopt a Mustang

A new mini-series about adopting a wild horse.

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‘Unbridled’ Screens in Murfreesboro, TN

Candace Wade brings us the scoop on the film, screening in advance of the 19th annual EAGALA conference.

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Clinic Report: USDA/SHOW Tennessee Walking Horse Shoeing Compliance

Candace Wade attended the February 3 clinic put on by the USDA and SHOW, a Tennessee Walking Horse

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Let’s Discuss: When a Horse Dies

How do you come to terms with loss?

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Editorial: Stacked Shoes, Studies & Jumping to Conclusions

Candace Wade outlines a recent study on the effects of stacked shoes and chains in Tennessee Walking Horses

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A Magic Carpet Ride

A conversation with Emmy Love, former rider of Odysseo.

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Candace Wade

Saving Theo: Theo, Revealed

“Theo is a dramatically different horse from the one that I met and began to chronicle almost two

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The Language Barrier

Or, things they don’t tell you about horseback riding.

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Editorial: The Sublime vs. The Ridiculous

‘Odysseo’ vs. the TWH Celebration.

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‘Light Hands Equitation’: The Documentary

Candace Wade chats with the filmmaker and the star.

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‘Odysseo’: It All Comes Together

Candace Wade reports from the final press event and the show itself.

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