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All Aboard the Horse Training Roller Coaster: Casey & Alvie

“He had an excellent ride and I was completely pleased. That was a big win in my book […]Well, it came time to load up and go home. Here is where the wheels come off and things get interesting…”

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Is Competitive Dressage Biased?

In this excerpt from Dressage for No Country by renowned classical trainer and author Paul Belasik, he considers the history of bias in the sport of dressage.

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Damage Control: Kristen, Geoffrey & the Thoroughbred Makeover

“Despite being highly educated and holding two advanced degrees, I can make some pretty dumb decisions. To some, taking on a three-year old OTTB after last season’s track record might make the top five list of ‘KB’s worst decisions that seemed like a good idea at the time.’”

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What is Your Winning Waterline & Why Should You Care?

If a “winning waterline” is a place where we feel safe and comfortable, how do we raise that waterline to challenge ourselves and reach new goals? Contributor Julie Saillant provides three steps to raising one’s game.

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Riding the Waves of an Imbalanced Life

How equestrians can reduce stress & create balance in their lives.

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You Can’t Choose Your Nightmare: Marcella & American Lioness

American Lioness, aka Nessi, has been putting Marcella Gruchalak through the wringer recently, and an episode that made Marcella sprint across the pasture in fear for Nessi’s health is no different — with an unexpected outcome!

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The Power of Patience: Horsemanship with Lindsey Partridge

We’re pleased to kick off a new monthly blog series with training and horsemanship rising star Lindsey Partridge. In her inaugural column, Lindsey details exactly why patience is so powerful in training.

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Guest Editorial: To Breed or Not to Breed – Honoring the Horse Through Thoughtful Husbandry

“The horse industry must take responsibility for ensuring that the number of horses bred is in sync with market demand.”

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The First Ride: Casey & Alvie

“There are many things that I may not be: I may not be the most talented, I may not have all the best resources, but what I do have is the best interest at heart for the horse. Sometimes that means another person gets the call to jockey. I really hope that I finally get

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Bad Hands

In this excerpt from Many Brave Fools, the new memoir about addiction, codependency, and horses by Susan Conley,

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Singing In the Rain: Kristen & Geoffrey

Singing in the LORD PLEASE MAKE IT STOP rain…

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Incorporating Mindfulness: Game Changer for Horse & Rider

Knowing all the technical details of riding is certainly a critical component towards being successful — but equally

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Incitatus: The OG Pampered Pony

“Caligula’s excessive devotion to Incitatus is one of the things that historians use to prove his insanity. But

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‘Whoever Said Chess is War… Was Right’: Marcella & American Lioness

“Every day during feeding time, I feel like I am engaged in a game of chess.” American Lioness

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A Plea for the Local Saddle Club

“These are the places where we got our show legs, where we learned to memorize a pattern, or

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Guest Editorial: ‘The Gloves Are Off Now’

“The PAST Act is a threat to the law breakers and the cheaters.” Marty Irby, Executive Director of

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Best of JN: Staying in Your Lane

19-year-old Emily Maron is blogging about her road to the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover with her 2019

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‘Why Go With a Thoroughbred?’: Meet Casey & Alvie

“What are the facts? Why would you not take a chance on a horse that has proven he

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Dating a Horse Girl: The Survival Guide

“One photo or video is never enough. The girl will to watch everything that happened while she was

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The 10 Equestrians You Meet at the Horse Expo

“4. The Cowboy: He will definitely be wearing cowboy boots with spurs. What is he going to use

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‘Repeat After Me’: Kristen & Geoffrey Do the Makeover

“Repeat after me: It is never a good idea to go ‘just look’ at a horse when you

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Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?

“Joey is currently up for adoption, and I have no doubt that he will find his perfect home,

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