“The goal of that Tadpole was not to clamber for the blue ribbon, but rather to take a temperature reading on where he was, assign homework and head back to the farm with more information on how to shape my training going forward.” (more…)
Hey, all you cool colts and fillies. If you couldn’t get enough of Tiger King and you love horses, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Netflix is expediting the post-production on its docuseries Horse Queen. (more…)
In this excerpt from The Principles of Riding, the classic book from the German Equestrian Federation (FN), we learn what makes for a correct rein-back and how to correct common rider mistakes that lead to issues in the movement. (more…)
“I am going to be doing a liberty start with her… It’s exciting and scary. But it is also elevating me as a trainer to form a better connection with the horse. It is the true test to how good of a connection I have.” (more…)
“Over the last month, I’d noticed Nemo had been a bit short-strided on the gravel roads at the farm. He wasn’t ‘off,’ but something just wasn’t quite right about his movement.” SmartPaker Ellen Brunelle shares her experience about making the choice to shoe her horse. (more…)
Every week Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to recognize those doing good in the horse world. This week we recognize Laura Rayne, who has switched her business from horse blankets to making medical masks. (more…)
“I could not comprehend that I had been awake, had had previous conversations about this with my mother and husband and had lost several days worth of time and memories.” In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Ashley shares her account of how a major concussion affected her life. (more…)
“But, I AM a special kind of stupid. And so the overweight, middle-aged, amateur said, ‘Put him on the shuttle on Saturday morning, and I’ll pick him up in Ocala.'” Thus began Libby and Spider’s 2020 Makeover journey.
“Going to the barn might be considered ‘non-essential.’ Going to the barn feels essential to me.” We all are grappling with how we handle riding, not riding, going to the barn, and not going to the barn.